Tag Archive: Ideas

Family Friendly Ideas to Ring in the New Year

Enjoy a high-energy game of exercise bingo as you race other teams to see who can win! This game is available at your local extension office. The New Year is upon us, and it is so fun to celebrate its coming with our families.  Do you have a favorite New Year’s Tradition? If not, there is …

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Six Simple Ideas for Dealing with Your Unwanted Exotic Pet

This exotic snake was caught in a garage on Bayou Chico (Pensacola) – it did not belong to the homeowner. Photo courtesy of: Escambia County Animal Control Now that we have completed National Invasive Species Week many readers have learned what NOT to do with their unwanted exotic pets… but what DO you do with them? Here …

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Bad Weather Blues: Ideas for Indoor Club Meeting Recreation

Don’t let the weather ruin your club’s recreational time. Play inside! It’s that time of year in North Florida when we’re not sure what we’ll wake up to each morning. We may be in short sleeves, sweatshirts, or hip waders and that can make planning a club meeting tough. During this time of year, between …

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Three Simple Ideas for Teaching Your Child Gratitude

Gratitude is a tricky concept to teach children. It is essential for our happiness, but easily overlooked in the hustle and bustle of our busy everyday lives. With Thanksgiving approaching, it is a great opportunity to do an activity with your kids to help reinforce the concept of gratitude. Here are three simple ideas that …

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Simple Ideas for Fun in the Sun

“School’s out!” Time to head outdoors to play. In their Physical Activity Guidelines, the Department of Health and Human Services, http://www.health.gov, recommends at least one hour of moderate to vigorous physical activity every day for overall better health. No worries, though. You don’t have to do it all at once and what you and your …

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Tips for Busy 4-H Parents: Out of the Box Lunch Ideas

Maybe your child is too picky to eat school lunches on a regular basis, maybe they have food allergies, or you just want them to eat a little healthier. It could be that your family does not qualify for free or reduced lunch, but you would rather not spend $ 400-$ 500/year on school lunches. …

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4-H Club Meeting Ideas

Here are activities to help members get to know each other, break up cliques, and decrease disruptions during meetings. Birthday Line-up Have members line up in a straight line by their birth date without talking to each other. Depending on the age of the club members you can make it easy using only the month …

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