Activities and Recipes

Make this season a winter of wonder as you bake, craft and spend lots of quality time together. 

Salted Snowflake Craft

Help your little ones discover art and science with these painted salt snowflakes!*


  • Thick, white cardstock 
  • Table salt (a lot)
  • White glue
  • Paint brush
  • Liquid watercolor paint or food coloring
  • Water 


  1. Help your child create snowflake shapes with glue on the cardstock. You can either freehand them or draw a snowflake on the cardstock that your child can then trace with glue.
  2. Pour lots of salt over the glue snowflake.
  3. Let the salt sit for a minute and then dump the excess salt off of the cardstock.  
  4. Dip your paintbrush into the watercolor or food coloring and then dab it onto the salted snowflake. Watch as the salt absorbs the color!
  5. Continue this process until your snowflake is colored in and enjoy your unique art! 

Hot Cocoa Bombs

Make hot chocolate even more magical with these cocoa bombs.

Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

This extra-cheesy dish will be hard to resist! Try our dairy-free version, too!

Download recipe

Making Memories Together

If you’d like to spend more quality time together as a family in the new year (or any time of year!), create a family time jar. On slips of paper, write down things that you can do together and add them to a jar. Whenever the time is right, pull an idea from the jar and have fun making cherished memories! We’ve started a sample page with ideas you can use in your jar in case you need some inspiration.

Download the ideas

Let’s Get Reading

We’ve created a fun reading challenge that you can do with your little ones to encourage everyone at home to read more books! Download the reading checklist to have on hand as you complete each fun challenge.

Download the checklist

Winter Sensory Bag

Bring a little bit of the season inside with this fun sensory activity!*

*All activities should be supervised by an adult.

Kosher Honey Cake

This honey cake is often enjoyed during Rosh Hashanah, but it’s so good you’ll want to make it more often!

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