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New Year’s Resolution

>Tonight we say goodbye to 2009 and hello to the year 2010. On New Year’s Eve (today), many people make New Year’s resolutions. A New Year’s resolution is something you decide to do in the new year. Usually, a resolution is something you promise to do that will help make you a better person in

Sing Christmas Carols

>Merry Christmas, everyone! What Christmas carols (songs) do you know? You can sing your carols by your self, with your family or even go out as a group, caroling for your neighbours. Do you need lyrics? Make this a family activity: Take the family out caroling. This activity promotes Christmas spirit and musical skills.

Candy Christmas Tree

>Make a pretty, edible (that means you can eat it) Christmas tree. You will need: a pointy ended ice cream cone, green icing, and candies. Cover the ice cream cone with icing and stick your candies on the tree and voila! You have a yummy tree. For icing, you can make your own, or buy

>#324: Gingerbread House

>Make a gingerbread house. And eat it! (I believe that gingerbread houses should be gobbled up!) You will need gingerbread OR graham wafer crackers (you can buy these, which is easier), royal icing (you can find a recipe here–you also might be able to buy some from a bakery or find mix in a grocery

Decorate a Christmas Tree

>What do you celebrate in December? Help someone decorate for the upcoming holidays. You can decorate for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Ramadan, or another holiday. Make this a family activity: Sing songs and get ready for the holidays. This activity promotes a sense of tradition, family, belonging, and personal history.

Write a Letter to Santa Claus

>Write a letter to Santa. Tell him how you’ve been doing and let him know what you would like for Christmas. If you write him now, he might even have time to write you back! If you want to mail your letter to Santa (don’t forget to include your mailing address so he can mail

Carve a Jack-O-Lantern

>Happy Halloween! Make a jack-o-lantern to greet trick-or-treaters. Cut the top off a pumpkin. Cut at an angle so you can place the top back on as a lid. Scoop the seeds and stringy bits out of the pumpkin using a spoon or scoop. (Make sure you use a special pumpkin carving knife safe for