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.

January Activity - Marshmallow Snowman


  • Marshmallows
  • Pretzel sticks
  • Candy corn
  • Mini chocolate chips
  • Extra long toothpicks (4 inches)


1)      Place three marshmallows on top of each other through the toothpick

2)      Melt some of the chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl

3)      Use melted chocolate to attach pretzels as arms and legs, three mini chocolate chips as buttons, and a candy corn as a nose

4)      Finally using a toothpick and chocolate draw eyes and a smile on your snowman’s face

5)      Place in some hot cocoa and enjoy!

Happy New Year!

Source: https://www.itsalwaysautumn.com/marshmallow-snowman-make-hot-chocolate-buddy.html