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  • Game : Lego Game Night

    Lego’s could possibly be the most creative toy ever! You can literally build anything you can imagine. Get out your bin of Legos and get ready for a fun family game night. Here’s some games to get your started, however be sure to use your creativity and come up with your own Lego games.

    Color Stack- Each family member chooses a color. Set a timer for one minute. When the timer starts, you have to create a tower using only that color. At the end of one minute, the family member who used the most of their color wins. There is no height requirement on this game!

    Lego Tower- At the end of one minute, the player with the tallest tower wins. The tower must stand on its own without them touching it.

    Knock ‘Em Down- This time work together to build several buildings that you can place several Lego Figure on. Be sure there is one Lego Figure for each family member. The point of the game is to knock off everyone else’s Lego Figure, leaving yours still standing, in three tries. You can use rolled up socks, ping pong balls or even a Nerf dart gun.

    You Can Build It- Set a time for five minutes, pick a theme like (House, boat, air plane, car) and build. Use your creativity to build your creation. Once the five minutes is up share what you made. Everyone is a winner here, enjoy seeing everyone’s different creations and share what you like about it.

  • Outing : Create Your Own Adventure

    Get the whole family together and get in the car. Today’s adventure will be decided in a creative way, with a coin toss. Let everyone take turns flipping a coin to make all your decisions for the day, like which way to pull out of your driveway and whether to stop at the next restaurant. When it’s your turn to flip the coin, come up with two options like; right or left, freeway or streets, beach or mountains, ice cream or slurpees, get lunch at a restaurant or drive through. Have fun creating your own adventure as a family.

  • Recipe : Create Your Own Baked Potato Bar

    Every family member in your home is unique and we want to celebrate that! Tonight bake a pile of potatoes and get together some yummy toppings. Enjoy creating your uniquely YOU loaded potato.

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees, clean potatoes and poke with a fork to release steam while baking. Bake potatoes until soft when pierced with a fork, about 1 hour. Allow potatoes to cool slightly, cut in half and use a fork to fluff the inside, then add whatever toppings you love.

    Topping Ideas

    butter

    sour cream

    cheese

    bacon

    salsa

    guacamole

    chili

    onions

    tortilla chips

    broccoli

    green onion

    grilled veggies

    grilled chicken

    taco meat

  • Craft : Create Your Own Tie Dye

    Did you know you can create dye from fruits and vegetables? Here’s a fun way to not only create your own one of a kind tie dyed shirt, but you will also create the dye!

    Yellow: try turmeric, mints, thymes or celery leaves.
    Pink: try beets, strawberries, cherries, cranberries or tomatoes.
    Blues and purples: try blueberries, blackberries, black currants, mulberries , cabbage or plum skins.
    Brown to orange: try tea, coffee grounds, carrots or yellow onion skins.

    Choose one or two colors you’d like to create to get started. Beets are a great place to start.

    Supplies

    1 bunch beets about 5

    2 cups vinegar

    8 cups water

    Stock pot

    Cotton shirt

    First be sure you have washed and dried your shirts. In a large pot, add 2 cups vinegar and 8 cups water. Bring to a boil and let your fabric simmer in this mixture for an hour. While the shirts boil, use an extra pot, to create your dye while the fabric simmers.

    Scrub the beets to remove any dirt and then chop them. Place the beets in a pot and cover with water so that the water level is about 1 inch above the beets. Simmer on low for an hour. Once the dye is a deep red color, remove the beets with a slotted spoon and allow to come to room temperature.

    Take shirt from water, squeeze excess water out of shirt, then fold and tie shirt with rubber bands as you would a regular tie dye shirt to create a fun pattern. Then place in red dye. Let sit for 3 hours or overnight. The longer you let it set, the more vibrant it will be.

    Remove your fabric from the dye and gently squeeze it to remove the excess dye. Allow your fabric to drip dry overnight. Then use a warm iron for five minutes to heat set the dye. Wash and dry on low/gentle.

    Enjoy your creation!