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.

December Activity - Holiday Cookie Dip Recipe


  • ½ Cup Greek Vanilla yogurt
  • 3 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 3 tbsp. butter, softened
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup flour
  • ⅓ cup red and green sprinkles
  • Gingerbread men cookies, vanilla wafers, fruit, etc. for dipping



  1. Using a mixer, blend cream cheese, yogurt, and butter until light and fluffy.
  2. Add in powdered sugar, flour, and vanilla. Blend again until smooth.
  3. Fold in sprinkles with a spatula.
  4. Cover and refrigerate for at least two hours before serving.

Enjoy and Happy Holidays!


Source: https://www.oldhousetonewhome.net/christmas-cookie-dip/