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15 Random Acts of Kindness Ideas

Parenting Thanksgiving

15 Random Acts of Kindness Ideas

Here are 15 ideas for Random Acts of Kindness you can share with your kids. Post the list somewhere where you see it often as a reminder, or create a cute RAK craft (like this cute Popsicle-stick one) where your child can pull out a random idea for the day.

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Rice Krispies Turkey Pops

Recipe Thanksgiving

Rice Krispies Turkey Pops

Thanksgiving is just about here, and of course we wanted to share a fun, easy and cute treat that your kids can help you with! These Turkey Pops are quick and easy, and make a sweet treat after supper, for those who don't want to overdo the pumpkin thing. Or a great treat to send to school. This recipe makes 24 pops, feel free to halve the recipe if you don't need that many. What you need 3 tablespoons butter or margarine 1 package (10 oz., about 40) marshmallows, or 4 cupsminiature marshmallows 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal 24 lollipop sticks...

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Pumpkin Pretzels

Halloween Recipe Thanksgiving

Pumpkin Pretzels

We are continuing with the fall theme this week, with this adorable Pretzel Pumpkin treat! You can never go wrong with a combination of salty pretzels and chocolate, right? So this is a version of the pretzel/chocolate treat that is perfect around Halloween, especially if you are throwing a Halloween party or need a cute treat to send to school. And little hands can help too! What you need: 16 oz. white melting chocolate Orange food coloring 1 bag tiny twist pretzels Green M&Ms   How to make them: Heat the melting chocolate according to package directions. Add food coloring...

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Teaching Your Child to Live Gratitude

Parenting Thanksgiving

Teaching Your Child to Live Gratitude

Feeling gratitude is a skill that you can very easily teach your children. And not just on Thanksgiving, but by teaching children how to count their blessings all year long, Thanksgiving will have so much more meaning! Here are some tools to teach your child to see all the gifts in life: Every night at bedtime, have your child tell you three good things they experienced that day. If you do this consistently you will notice your child starting to look for good things throughout their day. Once they get used to this practice, increase the count to five! For...

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Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats

Fall Halloween Recipe Thanksgiving

Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats

We are on October's doorstep so for the next few weeks we'll be sharing some great fall treats and crafts! Starting with these super adorable Rice Krispie pumpkins! Perfect for a fall birthday party, a class treat or just a gooey treat for at home! What you will need: - Rice Krispies cereal - 1 Bag of Marshmallows - Butter - Red & yellow food colouring - 18-20 Tootsie rolls unwrapped - Green frosting (to make your own: powdered sugar, green food colouring, water) How to make them:  To make, all you need to do is follow the Rice Krispies...

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