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Editor's Note

Editor's Note

In this issue of Merrimack Valley MA Macaroni Kid: Teal Pumpkins Promote a Happy Halloween for All Rolled Paper Pumpkins Halloween Hand Puppet: Frankenstein Halloween Seek and Find Sensory Bin Leftover Halloween Candy Brownies Pumpkin Shaped Crispy Rice Treats What ...

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Teal Pumpkins Promote a Happy Halloween for All

Teal Pumpkins Promote a Happy Halloween for All

With food allergies on the rise, more and more children are unable to participate in trick-or-treating activities. One way that you can include all children in the Halloween tradition is to place a teal pumpkin outside of your house, signifying ...

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Rolled Paper Pumpkins

Rolled Paper Pumpkins

Quilling is an art form that involved rolling and shaping paper strips and them gluing them together to create designs. It was a popular art form in 18th century Europe and was practiced most by the upper class women. It ...

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Halloween Hand Puppet: Frankenstein

Halloween Hand Puppet: Frankenstein

Your child's imagination will come to life as you create fun holiday-themed puppets and use them to tell your own spooky stories. These instructions will guide you in the creation of the creepy monster, Frankenstein, but you could use similar ...

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Halloween Seek and Find Sensory Bin

Halloween Seek and Find Sensory Bin

This Halloween Seek and Find Sensory Bin can be enjoyed by kids from age 4 up to 10 years old. And, from experience, we know that even some parents like to get in on this fun, too! This activity can ...

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Leftover Halloween Candy Brownies

Leftover Halloween Candy Brownies

Leftover candy from Halloween parties or Trick-or-Treating still taking up space in that big bowl on your kitchen counter? This quick and easy recipe uses up some of the excess in a fun to make and even more fun to ...

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Pumpkin Shaped Crispy Rice Treats

Pumpkin Shaped Crispy Rice Treats

Crispy Rice treats are a hit all year round. At this time of year, shaping them into pumpkins makes for a fun activity. To make approximately four dozen bite sized pumpkins you will need: Approximately 6 cups Crispy Rice Cereal ...

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What Should I Do With All These Apples?

What Should I Do With All These Apples?

The apple season will soon come to a close, but until then you may still be finding yourself with lots of apples on hand! Here are two easy, fun and healthy recipes to make with the kids.Apple Chips Ingredients Your ...

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A 30-Day Thankful Challenge

A 30-Day Thankful Challenge

As the calendar turns to November, our thoughts inevitably turn to Thanksgiving. Yes, it's a holiday celebrated on the fourth Thursday of the month complete with an amazing meal with all the trimmings. But thanksgiving is also an attitude -; ...

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Lucy's Bookshelf

Lucy's Bookshelf

Little Willa is tired, but can't seem to fall asleep for fear of having a bad dream. She calls up to her big brother Willoughby, who tells her lots of happy things to help her have good dreams instead: Her ...

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ABC's of Macaroni Kid

ABC's of Macaroni Kid

Welcome to Merrimack Valley MA Macaroni Kid! Take a tour of the website with the information below, and find out which features work best for you to keep you inspired, informed, and involved:•A is for Articles. Macaroni Kid offers timely ...

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Editor/Publisher Wanted for Merrimack Valley MA Macaroni Kid

Editor/Publisher Wanted for Merrimack Valley MA Macaroni Kid

With baby #3 on the way, I have decided to step down from my post as Editor/Publisher of the Newburyport, Merrimack Valley MA, and North Shore MA Macaroni Kid websites as of Dec. 31, 2014. We are currently looking for ...

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Library Storytimes

Library Storytimes

Libraries offer many wonderful free programs each week; link to your local library's website below to see regular storytime offerings by age group. Some require pre-registration while others have a drop-in format; some include crafts and other activities, as well ...

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2014 Museum Passes

2014 Museum Passes

Most libraries offer online reservation of discount passes via the library's website; otherwise, call ahead to make your reservation. You will need to pick up the pass at the library in person. Some passes need to be returned to the ...

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Kids Eat Free

Kids Eat Free

Here is a list of restaurants that have Kids-Eat-Free (or discounted) days in the Merrimack Valley MA area. Note that most usually require one adult entree purchase per child. IMPORTANT: Please remember our edition covers Merrimack Valley MA, so the ...

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Local Parents Groups

Local Parents Groups

Whether you're brand new to this parenting thing or you're a seasoned veteran, there's nothing like finding support amongst your peers. There are quite a few moms and dads groups in the Merrimack Valley MA area, where you can go ...

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