Sunday, December 13, 2015

Choo-Choo Train Candies for Polar Express Party

My daughter's Girl Scout Daisy troop is having a Polar Express themed Christmas party this year.  As I was searching on Pinterest for some ideas I came across these adorable choo-choo train candies from We're Calling Shenanigans.  They show a nice step by step tutorial on how to make these.  I switched our trains up a bit by using different items to build our candy trains but I think they turned out cute and I hope the girls will think so too!

Here's the candies we used:

Using a hot glue gun here's how to build your choo-choo candy train:

The Kit Kat bars were the base of the train
The Breath Savers went on top of the Kit Kat bars
The Reeses Pieces were the wheels and glued around the Kit Kat bar
The Hershy Kiss was the steam part of the train and glued to the front tip of the Breath Savers
Finally the 3 bars on the end were the stack for the train, glued on to other end of the Breath Savers

So simple to make and here's how ours turned out:

I filled up a shoe box of these choo-choo train candies which will be pulling up at the Girl Scout Daisy station in just a few days!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

25 Dinner Table Questions for Kids

About a week or so ago my son came home from school with a list of 25 ways to ask your kids how their day at school was.  Rather than just "how was school today?" The questions were more fun, and thought provoking.

Sadly, our dinner table conversation is not much of a conversation at all but more of "sit down" or "pull in your chair" or "eat over your plate."  So, one night after dinner I took out the list and gave it a try asking both my 10 year old and 5 year old some of the questions.  It was such a hit that they asked for more....yay!

If your family could use some fresh conversation at the dinner table here is the list of 25 questions the school sent home:  HAVE FUN! (note: I loved number 12 and asked that one first!)

1. What was the best thing that happened at school today?
(What was the worst thing that happened at school today?)

2. Tell me something that made you laugh today.

3. If you could choose, who would you like to sit by in class? Why?
(Who would you NOT want to sit by in class? Why?

4. Where is the coolest place at the school?

5. Tell me a weird word that you heard today. (Or something weird that someone said)

6. If I called your teacher tonight, what would he/she tell me about you?

7. How did you help somebody today?

8. How did somebody help you today?

9. Tell me one thing that you learned today?

10. When were you the happiest today?

11. When were you bored today?

12. If an alien spaceship came to your class and beamed someone up, who would you want them to take?

13. Who would you like to play with at recess that you've never played with before?

14. Tell me something good that happened today.

15. What word did your teacher say most today?

16. What do you think you should do/learn more of at school?

17. What do you think you should do/learn less of at school?

18. Who in your class do you think you could be nicer to?

19. Where do you play the most at recess?

20. Who is the funniest person in your class? Why is he/she so funny?

21. What was your favorite part of lunch?

22. If you got to be the teacher tomorrow, what would you do?

23. Is there anyone in your class who needs a time-out?

24. If you could switch seats with anyone in the class, who would you trade with? Why?

25. Tell me about three different times you used your pencil today at school.