4th of July Games

July 2, 2021 — If you’re hosting a 4th of July party, there are hours and hours to fill before the highlight events of the day begin: the fireworks! Guessing Game – These games are always popular for just about any occasion. Fill a large jar with peppermint candy (the red and white striped kind) and decorate it with... Read More

Ice Cream Facts

July 2, 2021 — I scream, you scream, we all scream for… Ice Cream Month! To this day, the history of ice cream remains a mystery. However, many say that the first ice cream is credited to Emperor Nero of Rome. It was a mixture of snow, nectar, fruit pulp, and honey. Others proclaim that Marco Polo, a 13th... Read More

Gorgeous Grandma Day

July 2, 2021 — Gorgeous Grandma Day was founded in 1984 by Alice Solomon. After she graduated at the age of 50 from Wellesley College, she felt society viewed women her age and older as senior citizens who were no longer useful or relevant. Solomon realized that “grandma” was a term denoting older women, whether actually grandmothers or not.... Read More

Memory Jars

July 2, 2021 — Instead of keeping a journal or starting a scrap book, a memory jar is an alternative way to record summer nostalgia. If all the memories will not fit into one jar, you may want to make several for special days or outings that happened during the summer. You will need a large clear glass jar... Read More

Watercolor Month

July 2, 2021 — Here are some of the best reasons to try watercolor painting: It is easy – when compared to other types of painting, watercolor painting is really easy and you can expect better results in a very short time. It is fast – there are certain techniques that you should learn in watercolor painting. Once you... Read More

Great Ideas for Summer Parties or Get Togethers

July 2, 2021 — After last year, everyone is looking forward to this summer— especially family togethers and cookouts! No matter who you are with, what your summer or 4th of July traditions are or how you celebrate, there are many ways to enjoy the summer. Here are some easy ways to make this year memorable: Go for lots... Read More

Aquarium Month: Online Sea Adventures

May 31, 2021 — Do you have a favorite sea creature? Fearsome sharks? Or jellyfish? Or maybe it’s a penguin? Have you ever wondered how long sea turtles live? Or know that otters use “tools” to eat their food? With travel restrictions and social distance limiting attendance, there is no better time to visit your favorite or local aquarium... Read More

International Yoga Day

May 31, 2021 — On June 21, International Day of Yoga focuses upon inspiring everyone to stay motivated at home and adopt a healthy lifestyle by doing exercise and yoga. Despite the ongoing pandemic, yoga requires little-to-no cost, provides great benefits, and can be practiced solo at home or in a small group via video or in-person with proper... Read More

Candy Month

May 31, 2021 — Candy can be traced back to 2000 B.C. Egyptians created candy by combining honey with figs, nuts, dates and spices. Sugarcane was used by the Chinese to sweeten ginger, licorice root and nuts. How or when June became National Candy Month is unknown, but it was started by the National Confectioner’s Association as a way... Read More

Celebrate Fathers on Sunday, June 20

May 31, 2021 — On Father’s Day, we celebrate the special guys in our lives. Not just fathers, but all the men who have made a positive impact on our life. A number of recent studies shine light on the positive effects of good fathering: men who play an active role in their children’s lives stimulate all aspects of... Read More