Quality Time Activities

Most of us would like to spend more time with our kids; but with all the demands on our time- school, work, friends, after-school activities- it may seem like we're constantly driving from activity to activity with no real time to connect with our loved ones.

Each month, the Family Focus section will feature a new activity that you can try out with your kids. These activities are designed to encourage you to spend quality time with your kids and to open up the lines of communication. The activities will also help to reinforce those important character traits and build your child's self-esteem.

June Activity - Octopus Beach Magic Jello Cups


  • 1 Box of blue Jello
  • 1 cup of boiling water
  • 2 cups of ice cream (vanilla)
  • Graham cracker crumbs
  • Gummy octopi
  • Clear serving cups



  1. Mix Jello mix with 1 cup of boiling water. Stir until dissolved.
  2. Stir in ice cream until combined and melted.
  3. Pour into serving cups and refrigerate for 3-4 hours.
  4. Top with graham cracker crumb sand and a gummy octopus.
  5. Enjoy!


Source: http://afewshortcuts.com/2016/06/octopus-beach-magic-jello-cups/