Snowman Pancakes: A Twist on Winter Breakfast

Want a warm way to celebrate the snow with your kids?

Looking for a tasty treat to welcome winter days?

Start a new breakfast tradition with your family.

Your children will wait with anticipation as the days grow shorter and the weather gets colder to bring one of their favorite outdoor activities to the breakfast table.

In this article I’ll show you how quick and simple it is to create a snowman extravaganza right at your table. Don’t worry, no snow is needed for this fun family treat.

Start a new breakfast tradition with your family--get your kids' help in the kitchen and put a twist on traditional breakfast time.

Why Make Snowmen for Breakfast?

Making pancake snowmen is a great way to get your kids’ help in the kitchen and put a twist on traditional breakfast time.

Making pancakes is fun. Most kids love to help out in the kitchen.

When you transform food into something creative and clever, meal-making becomes memorable.

And when you produce a fun food for a special reason or a particular season—like a school snow day, a holiday break or every Saturday in winter—you create a family tradition your kids will never forget.

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How to Create a Paper Lantern and Explore By Night With Your Kids

Do your kids love to create things that glow?

Are you looking for a fun nighttime activity that will get them outside and moving?

Now you can share a lamp-lit evening stroll with your kids, visiting neighbors and connecting with nature, using a lantern they made themselves.

It’s old-fashioned fun with a colorful twist.

In this article, I’ll show you how to create a lantern out of nothing more than tissue paper, a balloon and glue. Your kids will welcome the night toting their very own light.

Paper lantern - create a lantern out of nothing more than tissue paper, a balloon and glue. Your kids will welcome the night toting their very own light.

Why an Evening Paper Lantern Walk?

Tissue paper lanterns create the opportunity to bring a little beautiful light into your world.

As the day winds down, an evening stroll is a great way to connect with your kids. You can talk and share time together without all of the distractions found at home and reconnect with your neighborhood—the people and animals who share your world. It’s a special way to bring the day to a close together.

But how do you tear them (and maybe you, too) away from all the enticing indoor diversions that keep them firmly planted in front of a glowing screen?

This project can help. These lanterns give off another kind of glow altogether, one that you’ll be pleased has captured their attention.

Kids love things that light up and glow. When you create tissue-paper lanterns, the kids will be eager to go outside and light the way. As the nights get longer, they won’t have to wait until near or after bedtime to see them glow.

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