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.

February Activity - Valentine Tic Tac Toe Snack Craft


  • Graham Crackers
  • 1/2 cup pink candy melts
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate melts
  • candy conversation hearts


  1. In two seperate microwave-safe bowls, microwave your pink and white candy melts in 30 second intervals until smooth.
  2. Place each color in their own plastic baggie and cut the corner.
  3. Using the piping bags, draw two vertical and two horizontal lines on each graham cracker.
  4. Use 2 different colors of conversation hearts and play tic tac toe. Whoever gets three in a row with their color, wins!!

Source: http://www.sippycupmom.com/valentine-tic-tac-toe-snack-craft/