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Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day by making some “I Have a Dream” clouds! Draw the shape of a cloud on some colorful construction paper and cut it out for those in your care to write what their dream is and decorate their cloud. Hang the clouds up to share everyone’s dreams!

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January 11 is National Milk Day, so make serving milk in the CACFP fun with a hand-decorated cow cup!

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Got any socks lying around that are missing their mates? Make this super easy and cute sock snowman! All you need is a sock, some string, rice or a stuffing material of your choice, a child-safe marker, and some fabric or a ribbon.

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On your next nature walk, collect leaves, twigs, pine cones, etc. During craft time, provide construction paper, markers and glue and let the kids create fun creatures with their finds.

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Kids can make their own by cutting out the center circle of a paper plate and decorating the ring. See if they can catch them in the air with their hands or with empty paper towel rolls.

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Get kids moving indoors and out by spinning the hoop around their waist, using it to crawl through, jumping into the middle and back out, skipping rope or as a base in a game of tag.

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Broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, lettuce, spinach, beets and turnips are all full of healthy vitamins, and seedlings can be planted now for a late fall harvest. Plant kale in August and it will grow throughout the winter.

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