Fun fact: this year Hanukkah (which is an eight-day celebration) begins December 24, Christmas Eve. Three years ago, Hanukkah began the night before Thanksgiving, giving rise to Thanksgivukkah! Does that make this year’s celebration Chrismukkah? I guess only for those families that celebrate both Christmas and Hanukkah!
May your holiday be warm and bright.
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
“Surfing the Net with Kids”
Kid-Friendly Christmas Cookies
Kid-Friendly Christmas Cookies Printable(** for Premium Members only)
I do not bake. When my kids were younger they had a hard time accepting this and continually tried to get me to make cookies. Eventually, they figured out that they could do it themselves! For all the bakers at your house (whatever their ages), here are some kid-friendly cookie recipes. Have a safe and happy holiday season!
Betty Crocker: Christmas Cookies to Make with Kids
“From red and green chocolate chip cookies to sugar cookie cut-outs, these are the easy Christmas cookies we look forward to making every year.” There are only ten recipes here, but I like this collection because you can see the cookies on this one page, without having to scroll through a slideshow. Visit to check out Easy Reindeer Cookies, Christmas Candy Cane Cookies, and the Snow-Capped Christmas Tree Cookies.
Kids Activities Blog: 75 Cookie Recipes We Adore
This is a giant collection of 75 cookie recipes. How many years will it take you to try them all? “One of our family’s Christmas traditions is making a big platter of cookies and handing out small plates filled with goodies to our neighbors. The kids LOVE it and even though it is several weeks away they are already planning on the types of cookies they want to make.”
Mrs. Claus' Kitchen
Mrs. Claus’ twenty-five recipes are divided into three categories: Elf Bedtime Snacks, Santa’s Favorites, and Reindeer Cravings. All her recipes are easy and full of kid-appeal. For example, did you know reindeer love wormy apples? You can make them by spreading peanut butter on apple slices, and topping with yummy, gummy worms. Most of these recipes don’t even require baking! When you’re ready to leave the kitchen, there’s lots to explore in the rest of Santa’s Village.
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Quote of the Week
“Once children learn how to learn, nothing is going to narrow their mind.” ~~ Marva Collins ~~ (b. Aug 31, 1936) American educator who started Westside Preparatory School in an impoverished neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. Find more quotes about children by clicking the link.
Surfing the Calendar
Universal Human Rights Month December
Game of Bingo Created by Edwin S. Lowe Dec, 1929
Walt Disney’s Birthday Dec 5, 1901
Computer Science Education Week Dec 5-11, 2016
Montgomery Bus Boycott Dec 5, 1955
Parthenon Day Dec 5, 1997
Thirteenth Amendment to US Constitution Ratified Dec 6, 1865
Ira Gershwin’s Birthday Dec 6, 1896
Pearl Harbor Attacked by Japan Dec 7, 1941
John Lennon Murdered Dec 8, 1980
Computer Mouse Developed Dec 9, 1968
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Emily Dickinson’s Birthday Dec 10, 1830
Human Rights Day Dec 10, 2016
Nobel Prize Award Ceremony Dec 10, 2016
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Bill of Rights Anniversary (Celebrated as Bill of Rights Day) Dec 15, 1791