Winter Break Rules

Here is a printout that will help with your kids during Winter Break.  We want them to have fun during breaks but at the same time, teach them responsibility.  Here’s a great way to get started!

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DIY Solar North Pole Light

 

Depending on the area you live in, these materials should be able to be bought at the Dollar Store and/or Dollar Tree.

materials

  • Solar Path Light $2.50
  • Foam Circle $1
  • Fake Snow $1
  • Popsicle Sticks, on hand or $1
  • Chain Necklace, on hand or $1
  • Paper Shapes, on hand or $1
  • Paint, on hand or $1
  • Glue, on hand (use hot glue gun if you have)

 

Rules & Consequences Chart For Kids

This chart comes in handy when you have kids around the house.

Hang it up and it tells exactly what kind of consequence there is going to be for breaking a rule.

This one is set up for my son, but you could alter it to make it fit your kids.

When you first print it out, sit down with your kid(s) and go over each rule and it’s consequence for breaking them.  Fully explain your expectations and ask if your kid has questions.  After they are all explained and no more questions are in the air, have your child(ren) sign and date the form at the bottom.  Remind them, if they need reminding, that their signature doesn’t mean they “agree” with the rules and consequences.  That’s not for them to decide.  Signing is a guarantee from them that they understand all the rules and their consequences.  This is to ensure later when they get in trouble that they can’t come back and say “but I didn’t understand that rule”.

 

I usually let each chart hang up for 1 year before I alter it to fit any new rules and or consequences that need to be changed.  Then I re-print then go over it again and have him sign it again.  I also recommend putting the form in a plastic sleeve and hang it up somewhere handy.  When the child get’s in trouble all you have to say is “Go grab the rules chart please.”.

DIY Floating Witch Hat Luminaries

You’re going to need:

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Let’s Building It!

Hats

Step 1:  Attach your Command Hooks in the places you’d like to hang your hats. (Let set for 10-15 minutes.)

Step 2:  String about 2-3 feet of fishing line onto the needle. Feed the needle through the point of the Witch hat on the outside of the hat. Bring the fishing line through to the interior of the hat. DO NOT pull all the fishing line through the hat, leave it on the outside of the hat.

Step 2

Step 3:  Remove the needle and tie the fishing line around a safety pin.

Step 3

Step 4:  Use the safety pin to attach a light stick, it can be LED or the temporary kind you can find at Halloween in stores.  Just make sure it’s lightweight.

Step 4

Step 5:  Now just tie a loop in the end of the fishing line on top of the hat and hang it on the command hook.

Step 5

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Long John Silvers Fish -recipe

The worst thing about eating out is the cost it can rack up quite quickly.

What if I told you that you could make those same meals at home?!?!

When you make this recipe at home, you can use any fish that you like. Long John Silver’s uses Wild-caught Alaskan Cod.

For frying, I used vegetable oil. I used my T-fal FR8000 Oil Filtration Ultimate EZ Clean Easy to clean 3.5-Liter Fry Basket Stainless Steel Immersion Deep Fryer. I like it because it regulates the heat very well, and it has a filter so you can reuse the oil.

I do have some tips on technique.   Make sure your fish pieces are no more than 3 ounces, when the fish is heavier it will immediately sink in the oil, and the batter may wrap itself around the heating elements of your fryer.  If you are simply using a pot to heat your oil in, this may not be an issue.  I like to raise and lower the battered fish pieces a few times when I lower them into the oil, this way the batter can cook just a little, and the expansion of the batter is less troublesome.  It isn’t difficult to do at all, but this batter does expand while cooking, it is one of the characteristics that makes this batter so unique.






 

 

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds cod sliced into 3 ounce pieces (you can use other types of fish)
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup corn starch
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 16 ounces club soda
  • Oil for frying

Instructions

If you are not using a fryer, heat up 8 cups of vegetable oil in a heavy pot until the temperature reaches 350 degrees. Make the batter by combining flour, corn starch, sugar, salt, baking powder, baking soda, onion salt, paprika, ground black pepper. Stir to combine all dry ingredients. Add club soda to dry ingredients. The batter will foam, continue to stir.

Drop pieces of fish into the batter. Coat fish with batter, drop into hot oil. Fry fish for 2 to 3 minutes or until the batter is golden and the fish pieces begin to float to the top of the oil. Drain fish on a wire rack.




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