Baseball Rice Krispies Treats Tutorial

Tracking PixelGame Day Treat Printablesas you know, we are a baseball family. with three boys playing Little League this season, we are on the field most days of the week. this of course means hungry little baseball players and that’s why i have partnered with Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies Treats® to share some fun treat ideas.

Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies Treats®Major League Baseball® and legendary shortstop Cal Ripken, Jr., have teamed up to help families unlock the fun this baseball season with their favorite snack. packaged Rice Krispies Treats® make it easy to share this favorite treat without the fuss of making them at home. this is very helpful during this busy baseball season.
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it is especially fun to take my boy’s baseball teams special baseball themed treats. i thought the kids would love these chocolate dipped Rice Krispies Treats® baseballs, especially when packaged in these paper baseball gloves. i created the printable which i will include on this post.

to make Rice Krispies Treats® baseballs, you will need: Rice Krispies Treats®, paper straws, white and red melting chocolate.

first, place a straw into each of the Rice Krispies Treats®.

Baseball Rice Krispie Treat idea next, melt the white chocolate into a cup. dip each Rice Krispies Treats® into the chocolate.Chocolate Dipped Rice Krispie Treat idea once it is fully coated, gently tap the excess chocolate off.Chocolate Dipped Rice Krispie Treat recipe place onto a piece of foil or wax paper to harden.Chocolate Dipped Rice Krispie recipe next, melt the red chocolate in a plastic zip bag and cut the tip off. pipe on the baseball stitching onto each of the chocolate dipped Rice Krispies Treats®.Baseball Dessert Recipes Baseball Treat Recipes to make the baseball gloves, you will need some brown card stock. click here for the Baseball glove printable and print it onto the card stock. cut out each glove…also cutting the two lines at the bottom.Baseball Treat Ideas next, overlap the two sides of the glove over the middle flap, and punch a whole in the middle of all three overlapping sections.Baseball Treat lastly, thread the straw of the Rice Krispies Treats® baseball to place it into the glove.Sports Treat Ideasif you would like, wrap each treat up in a cellophane bag and tie with ribbon or twist tie.
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i am absolutely thrilled about how these treat turned out! i hope it inspires you to get creative with Rice Krispies Treats® as well. you can find a year-round inspiration for family fun with Rice Krispies Treats® at www.KelloggsFamilyRewards.com. you can also vote for your favorite creations for the chance to win more exciting prizes.

click here for the Baseball glove printable

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies Treats®.

My Dreams for the Future Parent Questionnaire for Kids | Free Printable

When I Grow Up PrintableAdvertisementhaving three boys, i sometimes feel as if i don’t get enough one on one time with each of them. it’s very easy to do activities with all three of them together, and i forget that they also need alone time with my husband and myself to get a chance to express their feelings in privacy. i try to go on “dates” with each of them by themselves. this is their own time to feel special, and they ABSOLUTELY love this.  so i have partnered with got milk? to bring you this post that includes a special “My Dreams for the Future” activity to promote parent/child bonding, and allow children to express their dreams for the future.

a fun parent/child date could be as simple as a “milk and cookies interview”. 

set a specific time aside for each of your children to just sit and chat with them over their favorite cookies and a glass of milk. most likely they have a lot to say….even things they have never told you before. it a great time to listen, encourage and celebrate your child.

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i have created this “My Dreams for the Future” questionnaire that is a great way to get the conversation started. it would be fun to do this interview each year to see how your child’s dreams and goals for the future have changed, stayed the same and/or progressed each year. it would also make a great keepsake that they will enjoy reading when they are all grown up.

When I Grow Up Free Printablejust print out the My Dreams for the Future questionnaire, and set the table with some milk and cookies.

drinking California Milk can fuel a better future for kids, as milk has 9 essential nutrients: Calcium, Protein, Potassium, Vitamin D, Vitamin B12, Vitamin A, Riboflavin and Niacin. it also helps with healthy hair, strong nails, preventing risks of cavities/promoting strong teeth and strong bones. starting healthy eating habits like drinking milk now, can lead to a healthier, brighter future.

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empowering kids to follow their dreams will also lead them to a brighter future. they need to know that anything is possible and that they have their parents’ or guardians’ support as they follow their hopes and dreams.

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and some yummy cookies will keep the conversation extra sweet!

milk-and-cookies-free-printablei can’t tell you enough, how excited my son was to have this special interview with me. he really, really loved it…..and i found out some cool things about him he has never shared with me! it is a simple way to grow that special parent/child bond that isn’t hard at all. whether it be after school or a late evening snack you can fit this into your busy day. 
parent-child-interview-free-printablei look forward to taking time to make more of these special moments happen with my boys. i know that by keeping the lines of communication open between them an myself will make for a happier family.

click here for the My Dreams for the Future questionnaire.

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Hot Chocolate with Marshmallow Cream Topping | Free Printable

it’s a Hot Chocolate Recipe Party! today i’m sharing my favorite favorite hot chocolate recipe along with 10 of my friends. make sure to read all the way to the bottom of this post to get the links to 9 more yummy hot chocolate recipes, plus each one has a free printable recipe card, so be sure to collect them all….

Hot Chocolate with Marshmallow Cream Topping | Free Recipe Card Printable

here is a fantastic and easy recipe for my Creamy Hot Chocolate with Marshmallow Cream Topping. it’s tastes great and makes a nice treat on a cold evening to enjoy with family or friends. the marshmallow topping adds a special unique flavor to the hot chocolate. here is how you make it…..

Creamy Hot Chocolate
2 cups of milk
2 cups of half and half
1 teaspoon sugar
1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips

• pour milk and half and half into a saucepan and heat until warm.
• add sugar and chocolate chips and heat until chocolate chips are melted.
• pour into a mug

Marshmallow Cream Topping
1 jar Marshmallow Cream (7oz.)
1 cup whipping cream
1/2 teaspoon almond extract

• place all ingredients into a bowl and whip until fluffy.
• spoon over a mug full of hot chocolate
• enjoy!

makes 4 servings

Hot Chocolate with Marshmallow Cream Topping | Free Recipe Card Printable

click here for the FREE printable recipe card

and if you are looking for a bunch of Yummy Hot Chocolate Recipes….check out my Hot Chocolate Recipe Party. here are 10 great recipes that 10 of my blogger friends are sharing.  each one has a FREE PRINTABLE RECIPE CARD of their favorite hot chocolate recipe. so hop over to their blogs and collect all the recipe cards. gather them all and make a nice hot chocolate gift for a friend, neighbor or teacher.

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Orange Cardamom Hot Chocolate
Sharon at Cupcakes and Cutlery

Nutella Hot Chocolate
Tee at That’s It Mommy

Mexican Hot Chocolate
Pattie at Living Mi Vida Loca

Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate
Linsey at Lille Punkin

Crockpot Hot Chocolate
Aracely at Day Tripping Mom

Cup-O-Joe Hot Chocolate
Kara at Small Things are Big Things

Frozen Hot Chocolate
Jamie at Minnesota Girl in the World

Hot Chocolate Peppermint Ice Cream Floats
Caryn at Rockin Mama

Caramel Hot Chocolate
Alma at Field Trip Mom

Hot Chocolate with Marshmallow Cream Topping
Jill at Sandy Toes & Popsicles

Thankful Banner Craft | Free Thanksgiving Printable

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when Mod Podge asked me to do a tutorial for a holiday craft, i knew i wanted to create something for Thanksgiving. and since i love to take photos, why not make something to display my favorite instagram photos. so i created this “Thankful” Thanksgiving Banner.

to make a “Thankful” Thanksgiving Banner, i created a printable, and used Mod Podge to adhere it to wooden tiles. Mod Podge® is the number one all-in-one glue, sealer and finish and is available in a variety of formulas, i used the Glitter Mod Podge for this project because i wanted to add a little sparkle to my project, but i could have used original just the same. i use it for everything, if you’re new to decoupage or want to know more, check it out on plaid’s website.

also, i wanted to add a few Thanksgiving items to my mantel to make it more festive, so i had my little one paint the Glitter Mod Podge on our Halloween pumpkins. he really enjoyed it, and they came out great…and super glittery.

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below is a tutorial on how to make your own “Thankful” banner. i have included the free Thankful Printable for you to use.

how to make a “Thankful” Thanksgiving Banner

what you need:
• (8)  2-1/2 x 3-1/2″ wood or thick cardstock rectangles
• (8) wooden clothespins
• Glitter Mod Podge or original Mod Podge
• Mod Podge applicator brush or paint brush
• twine or ribbon
• glue gun & glue sticks
• craft knife or scissors
• Thankful Printable (printed on paper or coardstock)
(8) photos

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step 1 print and cut out printable to the size of your wooden rectangles.

step two generously apply Mod Podge to wooden rectangle and adhere each printable letter. let dry completely.

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step 3 brush additional Mod Podge over the top of printable and let dry.

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step 4 glue clothes pins to the back of each wooden rectangle using glue gun.

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step 5 using a glue gun, glue each wooden rectangle to the twine (or ribbon) about 1″ down from the top of the back of the rectangle. space the letters about 6 to 7″ apart. make sure to use a big spot of glue, even covering the top of the twine. leave a couple feet of twine on each end so that you can hang you “Thankful” banner.

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and there you have the finished “Thankful” banner. you can display it on your mantel, across a doorway or anywhere in your home.  hope you can make one too…i am loving seeing my family photos displayed. Happy Thanksgiving.

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click here for the “Thankful” Thanksgiving Printable

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{disclosure: this is a sponsored post. i received product to facilitate this tutorial. all thoughts and opinions are my own. }

Berry Jam Teacher Appreciation Gift | printable

it’s that time of year again, time for teacher appreciation week. if you have been searching the internet for something to give your teacher, here is an idea that is simple and yummy. how about giving your teacher a jar of homemade jam.

i made these for my kid’s teachers on the last day of school last year, and they were a big hit. i made their everyday teachers large jars of jam, and other teacher helpers and workers around the school got small jars of jam.

freezer jam is super simple to make. all you need is strawberries, sugar, and a box of Sure-jell (comes in a yellow box). follow the directions for the freezer jam. i use my blender to puree the 2 cups of strawberries. make sure to measure your ingredients accurately. one box makes approximately two large mason jars or 5 small mason jars of jam.

and there is no wrapping necessary.  i have include the free berry jam printable for you to use. just print it onto cardstock and place it between the jar lids. you can also tie a ribbon with a card to top. there are too option to choose from, “Thanks for being a BERRY nice teacher” and “Thanks for being BERRY sweet.”

click here for the free teacher gift printable

enjoy!