Winter Activities for Kids


| 12/29/2016 9:19:00 AM



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It can sometimes be difficult to come up with creative and simple holiday activities for kids that are eco-friendly as well. The important thing to remember is that it’s not impossible and may simply require a little out-of-the-box thinking. Before you know it, you’ll be enjoying these eco-friendly holiday activities with your kids.

Make Jewelry by Reusing Bread

This concept is likely one you haven’t heard of, but it’s a gem. You can use bread, lemon juice and glue to make beads that are like air-dry clay. After the beads have dried, paint them and string them to make a necklace or a bracelet that is eco-friendly and cute.

These bread beads can be made anytime of the year and are great for making seasonal jewelry or fun friendship gifts for school. To make the beads for Christmas time, use red and green paints or even paint snowy scenes or Christmas trees on the beads.

While you’re making them with your kids, remember to point out that you aren’t wasting the old bread by throwing it away, but are reusing and recycling it instead.



Make Amish Friendship Bread

The Amish Friendship Bread recipe is one of the most popular recipes available. The recipe is symbolic of one of the main Amish values: community. Someone makes a friendship bread starter for the recipe and shares a portion of it with a friend, so they make their bread using the same starter. This recipe reminds you that everyone is connected in one way or another and everyone has something to contribute.



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