9 Healthy Holiday Snacks

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Kids Snack Ideas The holidays are all about food and getting together with family and friends and classmates to eat and celebrate. Skip the sugar buzz and go for something healthier that is just as festive! String Cheese Snowmen via NoBiggie   *** Grinch Fruit Kabobs via Momables   *** Fruit and Veggie Christmas Trees …

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10 National Family Volunteer Day Ideas

National Family Volunteer Day

Celebrate National Family Volunteer Day Together Join families and communities all over the nation, Saturday, November 22nd, for a volunteer extravaganza! Spread kindness, and practice generosity and compassion with these 10 fun ideas: Give With Your Family: Clean out your closets and donate gently used coats, blankets, & books Pitch in together at your local food …

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5 Fun Pilgrim Crafts

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Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids Whether for a Thanksgiving classroom celebration or simply arts and crafts time this month, check out these 5 fun crafts and activities that help teach the story of Thanksgiving and get kids in the spirit of the season! Individual Pilgrims via Gracious Rain   *** Pilgrim Crayon Cups via Luna   *** …

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5 Holiday Service Apps


Apps the Help You Give Back It’s easy to give back and do GOOD this holiday season with apps and tech tools that save you time (and energy)! Check out our favorite holiday service apps below and get in the spirit: VolunteerSpot  Save time organizing all your holiday projects and helpers with free online signups …

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5 Thanksgiving Printable Activities for Kids

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Thanksgiving Word Search, Mad Libs and More! Need something quick, fun and Thanksgiving-themed to keep students busy this month? From word searches to cross words, give thanks with these free printables. Thanksgiving Mad Libs via Sister’s Suitcase   *** Thanksgiving Placemat via A Girl and a Glue Gun   *** Thanksgiving Prop Printables via I Heart …

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10 Holiday Volunteer Appreciation Gift Ideas


Thank You Gift Ideas for Volunteers Celebrate this season of thanks and giving with small, clever gestures for your ever-present and generous volunteers! Whether they’re parent helpers who always show up in the classroom or volunteers who your nonprofit can always count on, treat these special folks this season with these fun ideas: Thanks A …

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5 Books for Kids About Giving Thanks

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Teacher your students behind the reason purpose of Thanksgiving – giving thanks! Here are a few children’s books to illustrate that there is more than turkey and pie to the holiday. From the history of thanksgiving to relatable stories to proposing different ways to give thanks, these reads exemplify the most important aspect of Thanksgiving. …

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New Tools for Room Parents

New Updates & Features for Coordinating Classroom Volunteers VolunteerSpot’s free online signups and volunteer calendars with automated reminders make it super easy (and fast!) coordinating parent helpers for the classroom. Room parents and class leaders can easily schedule out what needs the classroom and teacher have – parents can sign up 24/7 from their computer …

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10 Potluck Dishes Sure to Please

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Potluck Ideas & Recipes Planning a teacher appreciation potluck? Or simply coordinating a festive potluck for the next PTA meeting? Don’t miss free online potluck signups and these super yummy potluck dishes everyone’s sure to love! Caramel Apple Salad via Say Not Sweet Anne  *** Low-Fat Pumpkin Trifle via Women Living Well *** Cherry Dump …

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5 Easy Ways Kids Can Give Back this Fall

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Family Volunteer Ideas The beautiful, crisp Autumn weekends are a perfect time to get in the spirit of “fall”ing into service! As the holidays get into gear, get up and out with your kids and find easy yet effective ways to make a difference in your neighborhood or community. 1. Hot Chocolate or Apple Cider Stand: Add a …

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