Plan a trip someplace where we can see the Northern Lights.


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Train for a mini-triathlon together as a family this year.


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Jam is an incredible resource of fun learning activities and projects in a safe online environment. Ages 6-16.


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Caps Game this year.


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Research says working with your hands is good for your mind and spirit. Even if it’s just folding laundry or doing yard work. Let’s find a hobby u might like working with your hands.


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Two words: Kinetic Sand.


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You are never too old to play in the snow.


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Rent kayaks.


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Look into Rustic Pathways to see the world and do some good.


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"Dollar Store Engineering Kit:" Popsicle sticks, pool noodles, pipe cleaners, straws, light sticks, cups, etc. ALSO LOOK FOR Styrofoam gliders, Styrofoam balls, science kits, candy for candy structures, seasonal or holiday themes. Pinterest has a ton of great ideas for STEM activities.


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Start playing Jokers and Marbles. Get it on Amazon or Etsy.


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Slip and Slide party!


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Check out the website Brightly for timely and age-appropriate book recommendations. All sorts of subjects and themes.


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Appreciate other cultures when traveling or interacting among people from different cultures. Once on a mission trip, the locals brought coffee and cookies by in the afternoons, but I never took any. I regret that lost opportunity for connection.


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take advantage of the bike trail. Bike places as a family.


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Go for walks together as a family before or after dinner. Sometimes we go for distance, sometimes we call them "safaris" and look for as many living creatures as we can find.


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Go to minor league baseball games this summer. Better seats, less crowds, easier, cheaper. Great players. Kids won't know the difference.


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Start a vegetable garden.


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make your own latch board / "busy board" for plenty of hours of learning and entertainment. Find lots of great ideas on Pinterest.


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Take heart. There are lots of terrible things in the world - Poverty, disease, injustice, natural disasters...Thankfully, good FAR outweighs the bad: Love, Faith, Art, friendship, healing, creativity, community, innovation, beauty and renewal to name just a few. Focus on the good. Relish in the countless expressions of goodness. Work hard to preserve, protect, and advance them.


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Go on a cruise


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Plan a neighborhood "Winter Olympics" for snow days. Create indoor and outdoor events.


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Plan a trip to Disney this year.


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Get up early on a Saturday and go downtown. See how fun it is to be up before the rest of the world.


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Universal Studios


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Have family game nights this winter.


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Geocaching


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Universal Studios


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Universal Studios


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