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Homemade Playdough—and What It Can Teach Us about Growth, Perspective, and Adding Color to the World

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Homemade Playdough—and What It Can Teach Us about Growth, Perspective, and Adding Color to the World

We can learn (and teach our families) some important lessons by making homemade playdough. It provides for quality family time AND quality family discussions!

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The Surprisingly Powerful Benefits of Creating a Family Mascot

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The Surprisingly Powerful Benefits of Creating a Family Mascot

I never knew how powerful a family mascot is until our family developed one unknowingly. It all started over 10 years ago when my parents decorated a sibling’s front lawn with pink flamingos for April Fool’s Day. A short time later, those same flamingos made their way to another family member’s yard. And before we knew it, “flamingoed” became a new verb in our extended-family dictionary whenever we would “flamingo the yard” with our now-traveling flamboyance of pink lawn decor. Over time, flamingos have become our extended-family symbol (especially among the women). “Flamingo” is the equivalent of the word “love” in our family.

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If a Grizzly Came a Comin’ Printable Game to Spark Creativity and Laughter at Camps, Parties, and Family Game Night

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If a Grizzly Came a Comin’ Printable Game to Spark Creativity and Laughter at Camps, Parties, and Family Game Night

This easy and hilarious finish-the-sentence game is perfect for parties, family nights, road trips, and campouts to get the creativity and laughter flowing. Simply take turns having one person read a card and letting the other players come up with creative ways to finish the sentence to safely escape if a grizzly came a comin’!

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Emoji Emotions Game—a Fun and Easy Way to Talk about Your Feelings

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Emoji Emotions Game—a Fun and Easy Way to Talk about Your Feelings

EMOJI EMOTIONS game! Try this fun and easy way to help your kids learn how to talk about their emotions. If you like Apples to Apples, you'll LOVE this game!

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