Ha-Ha! Jokes for You

Like to hear jokes? Like to tell them? People have riddled for fun throughout history and all across the world. From Africa to Spain to Russia, brainteasers and jokes rule. Always have. Today, you can't keep a good joke to yourself. They're everywhere: in books, on cereal boxes, even sometimes on popsicle sticks. Riddle Me…
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A Sweet, Sweet Valentine

What's better than a store-bought valentine with your name on it? Add a little something sweet to make it a valentine to remember. Sure, you can buy pretty candy at just about any store this time of the year, but you can also get creative and make it yourself. Choosing Chocolate Depending on what you…
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A Day for Dad

Do you think that Father's Day is another Hallmark holiday, created just to sell greeting cards? Not so! In 1909, Sonora Smart Dodd, in Spokane, Washington, was listening to a lecture on Mother's Day and thinking about her father's incredible accomplishment in raising his six children alone after the death of her mother. Sonora wanted…
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Cherries Jubilee!

Tart or sweet, cherries are a favorite flavor, and there's more to cherries than meets the eye. Cherries actually belong to the rose family. Cherry's rosy relatives include other stone fruits such as almonds, apricots, plums, peaches, and nectarines. February is a terrific month to dig into cherries. For years, people have made cherry pies to celebrate…
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Going to the Zoo!

Early summer and spring are perfect times to visit a zoo. It's not too hot or crowded, and the animals are at their active best. If your kids are begging for pandas, then the National Zoo in Washington is the place to go, but there are some places about an hour's drive from our area where kids can…
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Have an Ice Cream Party

What could be better for an afternoon treat than a big bowl of ice cream? A big bowl of ice cream and lots of friends - that's what! Read on for frosty facts and tasty treats. Did you know: Ice cream has come along way since people first mixed snow with sugar. Learn about its…
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Stage a Puppet Show

There are all kinds of puppets: marionettes on strings, hand puppets that fit like a glove, and tiny finger puppets. They can be made with so many things: paper plates, index cards, straws and yarn, and even old socks! Puppets have been around for ages throughout the world. Read on to learn more about the…
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Kites for a Blustery Day

Outside the wind is lifting just so, ruffling the new leaves on the trees and chasing the old ones away. It's spring, a time to celebrate the rebirth of the flowers and the greening of the trees. It's time to go fly a kite and watch it buck and soar in the breeze. You can…
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