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Make A Pinecone Turkey

Thanksgiving is right around the corner! This fun and easy activity is a great way to dress up any holiday table, and also makes the perfect little Thanksgiving gift for grandparents, family, and friends. Materials Needed: Pinecone Googly eyes or craft eyes Glue (hot glue works best) Piece of orange foam, cut into small triangle shape for beak (may use ...

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Leaf Rubbing Activity

Leaf Rubbing Activity Supplies Here’s what you’ll need to get started: Leaves!  larger ones are good and a variety will yield some nice results! Tracing paper Parchment paper Wax paper (this is totally different from parchment paper!) Aluminum Foil (also called tin foil) Oil pastels (a little like crayons but totally different results!) Crayons Colored pencils a clipboard How to Make Leaf ...

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Create Your Own Ancient Roman Coins

Ancient Roman coins were made of gold, silver, bronze, and copper, as well as a metal known as orichalcum. The faces of Roman currency featured likenesses of emperors as well as symbols and famous monuments. The coins were used to purchase all manner of goods and services across the Roman Empire. With just a few simple and inexpensive craft materials, ...

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7 Clever Ways To Teach Kids A Good Work Ethic

Believe it or not, children as young as two years old can begin contributing to work around the house and homestead, and there are a lot of good reasons to get started this early. Giving children tasks inside and outside the home will support their learning and development and give them practical skills. As they contribute, they will gain confidence ...

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Abigail Adams’ Apple Pan Dowdy

Apple Pan Dowdy

Do you ever wonder what our Founding Father’s ate?  John Adam’s, our second President of the United States, enjoyed his wife’s Apple Pan Dowdy.  Who knows, it may become of your favorites too! Abigail Adams’ Apple Pan Dowdy PASTRY 1 1/2 cups flour 1/2 cup shortening FILLING 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 10 ...

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Dandelion Jelly

Plentiful in our yards are the yellow-flowered dandelions.  Usually thought of as a weed, these bright-colored flowers have a lot of health benefits and did you know can be eaten?  This summer, instead of trying to rid your home of dandelions, put them to good use! One of the ways you can use dandelions in your backyard is to make ...

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Adventures in Birdwatching!

“But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish in the sea inform you. Which of all these does not know that the hand of the LORD has done this? In his hand is the ...

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Kids In The Kitchen: A Taste of Egypt

Egyptian foods are healthy, delicious, and nutritious! Almonds and pistachios, cinnamon and mint…there’s also feta cheese, cucumbers, pomegranates, dates, and grapes…just to name a few of the foods Egyptians enjoy regularly. Egypt, which makes its home along the Nile River and its fertile basin, is able to grow much of its own food. Fresh fruit is abundant and readily available. ...

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Easter Garden Craft

Here’s what you need: a short basin a small clay or plastic planter soil small rocks one large flat rock grass seed or moss some sticks   Instructions: Fill basin with a thin layer of soil. Place the small clay planter in the basin and pour soil around it. You may want to wet the soil so that you can ...

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