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Easy Mini Chicken Nugget Sliders Recipe

Make Easy Chicken Sliders with Nuggets

Looking for food your kids will eat? This is the easiest recipe for chicken sliders you will find anywhere, and your kids will eat it! It is almost magic. Scroll down for the easy secret recipe. Enjoy!

Easy Mini Chicken Nugget Sliders Recipe
Easy Tyson Chicken Nugget Sliders.

Tyson Chicken Nuggets
Tyson Chicken Nuggets.

    First, we headed to Walmart to purchase Tyson Chicken Nuggets. Tyson is our favorite brand of chicken anything! 
    As a part of the Project A+™ program, we wanted to present a simple solution that helps make your "Back to School" journey easier. These mini nugget sliders are great for an after-school snack or a quick dinner. They make a snack that is truly fun to eat! Best of all, when you purchase Tyson products, you can help your school!
    Participation in the Tyson Project A+™ program is a simple way for your school to get extra cash for whatever it needs. Once your school is enrolled, an administrator or designated parent can collect labels and submit them to Tyson Foods (100 labels minimum). Upon verification, Tyson Foods will then send a check directly to the school within 4 to 6 weeks.
    Tyson Project A+™ program
    Tyson Project A+™ program 

How to Make Mini Chicken Sliders

Prepare Tyson nuggets, either in the Oven or the Microwave. Take a hot dog bun, and slice it into 3 sections. Then, place a Tyson Nugget inside each "bun". We added a pickle and ketchup. 

Poof! Sesame Street's, Amazing Mumford, would present this with: "A-la Mini-Chicken Sandwiches!"

Chicken Nugget Sliders are fun to eat.
Chicken Nugget Sliders are fun to eat.

Sister is upset she missed the snack. He cleaned his plate! 

That's okay, we just threw a few in the microwave.
Make Easy Chicken Sliders with Nuggets
Make Easy Chicken Sliders with Nuggets.

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Cognitive Craft Benefits for Children: Twig Log Cabin Ornament

Twig Ornament Highlights Benefits of Crafting with Children

Crafts aid in child development; it is proven to be true! There are cognitive benefits to crafting with your kids. So, get out your crayons, glue, pom poms, felt, and glitter, and get crafting. Scroll down for details on our fun craft activity for school-age childrenEnjoy!

How to make a twig log cabin ornament decoration with children.
Make a twig log cabin ornament with your kids.

If you are a busy working mama don't worry- enroll your child in a local class, take them to a library program, or sign them up at a childcare program like ChildTime.

Many child care programs, often considered as only day care for preschoolers, offer before and after school care, homework help, and summer camp in addition to their preschool classes and care.

At ChildTime, fun and educational mornings and afternoons await your child. The My Best Self! program for school-age students focuses on goal-setting and reflection, and is complemented by homework support, team-building opportunities, and physical activity. The programs give children structure with a mix of independent and organized activities (including crafts), education, and recreational opportunities.

So, what are the cognitive benefits of Crafts?

Crafting can improve coordination between the right and left side of the brain, as well as, hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills.

In small children, using crayons, scissors, and glue helps develop muscles in fingers and hands. Think small motor skills.

Adults can build bonds while interacting with children during craft time. The social interaction promotes language skills through face to face engagement. Older children need these bonds to feel a sense of security during all the changes they face in puberty. Learn more about emotional bonding.

As children age and want to spend more time with screens and less and less time creating with their hands, before and after school programs are a great way to encourage human interaction and continue to build skill for following directions and completing projects.

Want to bond and practice the cognitive benefits of crafts at home? You might like this fun craft activity!

How to make a twig star holiday ornament decoration.
Make a twig star and wrap it with your favorite color yarn for a fun, holiday ornament.

How to Make Twig Ornaments

You've probably seen the stars made out of Twigs on Pinterest.We thought we'd try that with the kids. This is not as easy as it looks! I would not try it with preschoolers. After playing around with the twigs, some wire, and wood glue, we came up with little log cabin twig ornaments!

How to Make Twig Ornaments star log cabin
Make fun twig ornaments after a nature hike with children.

This a great activity to bond with your kids of all ages. Preschoolers will especially enjoy the prep required to make them. We headed out for a nature hike. Find a small twig and challenge your children to find straight twigs the same diameter. Collect several in varying lengths. 

After your hike, lay out the twigs in the shape of a house.

Older kids can attach the twigs at each overlapping corner with some small wire, floral tape, or kite string.

Be sure to attach a loop at the top to hang as an ornament.

Next, lay more small twigs across the house so they look like the logs of a log cabin. Attach with wood glue or strong school glue.

Let dry for 10-15 minutes.

To Make a Twig Star:

If you are a skilled twig designer, you can make a star and wire it together at the overlapping corners as seen above. Once complete, cut yarn, and have children wrap the star in their favorite colors. We cut several 6" pieces of yarn and then glued then ends down so that it doesn't unravel.

Imagine all the crafts your kids can make at ChildTime!


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Essential Dorm Supplies for College Freshmen Girls: Checklist

Dorm Supplies are Essential for College

It's time for college students to go back to school. For College Freshmen, this will be a new experience. The list of dorm supplies to bring is daunting, but it is important to remember the simple things to help boost your confidence, the essentials, and the extra cash. Enjoy!

The number one essential supply for college dorms is a well packed Shower Caddy
. Even if you have to make a last minute run to Walmart before you get on campus, don't forget your caddy, and don't forget the flip flops! Flip-flops are a necessity to get back and forth to the shower. You may even want to wear them in the shower.

The last time we traveled for a campus visit, we forgot our razor- not good! No one wants to feel self conscious about their stubbly legs or under arms when talking to department heads, or even worse, cute collegian tour guides. We think razors are an essential for Freshmen Girls.

Off to campus with Schick Dorm Supplies for College Freshmen.
Off to campus with her 
Schick Dorm Supplies for College.

This time, we are prepared with the Schick Hydro Silk for Women. Our legs feel soft and smooth with no nicks or scrapes! This definitely takes care of the stubble, and leaves you feeling confident. 

Schick Hydro Silk Razor = Awesome Smooth Legs
Schick Hydro Silk Razor = Smooth Legs and a confidence boost! 

The Schick Hydro Silk for Women offers the following:
  • Five curve-sensing blades
  • Gives back moisture
  • Dermatologist tested
  • Comfortable grip that you can keep a hold of when using   (note: this is my personal opinion and not advertised by Schick)
  • Another added benefit (in my opinion) is it's a confidence builder, because your legs feel smooth and fresh.

Schick Hydro Coupon
Great Coupons for Schick Hydro Silk 
and Hydro Shaving Gel in flyers and magazines.

When she gets ready to leave for college, she has her stash of Schick supplies and her dorm room supplies already to go. Along with the Schick Hydro Silk for Women we also got the Schick Hydro Gel. Love it too! It's perfect for her sensitive skin.

  • Anti-irritation formula soothes even sensitive skin

  • Infused with aloe and made with beard softening emollients

  • Forms a hydrating layer that helps soften, soothe and protect your     skin from the redness and irritation caused by shaving

  • Protects and soothes

  • Hypoallergenic and dermatologist tested

  • Now, she is all set to pack up, although she is nervous about college, she will be able to take comforts from home to help her feel clean and confident- thanks to her Schick Campus Supplies.

    Good Luck!


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    Cool Creative Lunch Box Ideas for Tweens & Teens

    These Lunch Box Ideas for Tweens are Fun and Creative

    Do you miss sending cute notes or packing fun school lunches for your toddler? Now that your toddler has blossomed into a tween, you don' t have to stop the fun. Sure, they embarrass easy. Sure, they don't think you are cool, but that doesn't mean you can't pack a cool school lunch! Get creative with these lunch box ideas for tweens. Enjoy!

    Cool Creative Lunch Box Ideas for Tweens Teens

    You are never too old for Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Crackers, especially now that they have added lots of new flavors. Think Pizza and Parmesan, Pretzels and Cheddar, and so much more. The packages are bold and cool enough for tweens to share with their friends. So, whatever you pack in the school lunch, be sure to add your tweens favorite flavor of Goldfish Crackers.

    lunch box ideas for tweens and teens
    Jake is checking for his favorite flavor combinations to add to his lunch.
    So, yeah, you probably aren't going to pack them swimming in a cup of blue pudding or draw a game of Fish Tac Toe on their lunch bag, but you can get creative with the contents of their lunch box. shares this fun, stoplight sandwich. It isn't too flashy, but your tween will smile when they see it! Better yet, serve it up to a teen about to get their driver's permit.

    Creative Lunchbox ideas for Tweens and Teens: Stoplight Sandwich
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    These monster sandwiches are fun for a Halloween lunch idea.

    Edible Monster Sandwiches for Cool Halloween Lunches
    Find these Monster Sandwiches at
    These Mini Corn Dog Muffins from will please picky eaters. Pop in some Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Crackers and their favorite fruit or veggie, and you are cool again! :)

    Mini Corn Dog Muffins Recipe for Lunch box
    Mini Corn Dog Muffins are perfect for a creative lunch for tweens.
    Whatever you pack in your tween or teen lunch box, don't forget the Wet Ones. Did you know Wet Ones makes individually wrapped single wipes that are perfect for school lunch boxes? We found them at Walmart in the Personal Care aisle. They clean sticky hands better than hand sanitzers and kill 99.9% of nasty germs. You know, the germs that all of the kids like to share all over the school!

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    Add Wet Ones Singles to your tweens lunch box.
    Our go to lunch sandwich is cream cheese on white bread. We add some fruit and a crunchy munchie, like Goldfish Crackers. If you follow the blog, you know that we homeschool, but that doesn't mean we don't pack lunches! We like to homeschool on the road whenever possible. Wednesdays are park days, Tuesdays are museum or library days, and Thursdays are 4-H days. Rather than stopping for fast food all the time, we try to pack a fun lunch.

    What do you pack in your tweens lunch? Do they still do chicken nuggets and peanut butter and jelly?

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    Cool Things to do with Chicken Nuggets: Make Kid Friendly Appetizers

    Kid Friendly Chicken Nugget Appetizers

    School is back in session, and after all that hard work, hungry kids need something fun to eat. Our kid friendly chicken nugget appetizers are one of many cool things to do with chicken nuggets! Best of all, when you buy Tyson® Chicken Nuggets, you can help your school! Scroll down to learn more about Tyson Project A+™. Enjoy!

    Cool Things to do with Chicken Nuggets: Make Kid Friendly Appetizers
    Cool Things to do with Chicken Nuggets: Make Kid Friendly Appetizers.

    Tyson® Chicken Nuggets are made with 100% natural ingredients, all-white meat, and they are crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. Whether you make our kid-friendly appetizers for a party or as an after-school snack, your kids will get a kick out eating nuggets in a surprising, new way. Since they are breaded, you don't need to add more carbs to make mini chicken sandwich sliders- just use the nuggets as the sandwich breading!

    After School Snack: chicken nugget appetizers
    We added a pickle and some ketchup to our chicken nugget appetizers,
    and they were a huge hit!

    To help your school, start collecting Tyson Project A+™ labels from specially marked  packages. Visit to nominate your school. Share a compelling story that includes why you are nominating your school through Tyson Project A+™. The school with the most nominations will receive a packet of labels worth $1,000 to help their school get a head start on collecting Tyson Project A+™ labels!

     Share on social media using: #WMTProjectAPlus

    Though we currently homeschool, we nominated our old school, Robey Elementary. Robey is a fantastic school that nurtures children and offers many opportunities for gifted students.

    Even though we were moving from the district, my son was still offered the opportunity to attend the gifted program.

    As a preschooler attending their preschool program, they quickly recognized his strengths and often allowed him to work and play at his own pace. In kindergarten, once again his abilities were nurtured. Then, in first and second grade, he was able to study his special interests in more depth. This kept him interested in school, as he was beginning to hate it due to boredom.

    "I already know that." And, he did... We're so thankful the school was paying attention.


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    August Calendar Printable: Special Days

    August 2015 Special Days Printable Calendar

    Looking for an August Calendar Printable? This 2015 calendar links to companion activities for each special day in August. Print it out to use in the classroom, and keep track of all the fun days ahead. Enjoy!

    Click the link under the image to find our August Calendar Printable with links to activities and crafts for Special Days and Holidays in August. The printable is 8.5 x 11, landscape without a border.

    August Calendar Printable: Special Days
    August Calendar Printable: Special Days.


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    Easy Breakfast Ideas for Kids: Walking Pancakes

    Easy Walking Mini Pancakes Recipe for Kids

    Rushing out the door without time for breakfast? We've been working on breakfast hacks to help your morning back to school routine. Our Walking Mini Pancakes recipe is an easy breakfast idea for kids- Parents can eat them too! Keep scrolling down for our fun recipeEnjoy!

    Pillsbury™ Mini Pancakes packs are just one of the many brands participating in Sam's Club eBox Tops program. It is easy to collect and enter. Buy 3 or more Box Tops for Education™ items in one transaction at Sam's Club® between 8/1/15 and 7/3/16.* 

    Snap a picture of the receipt showing date, UPC codes and total purchase amount. Send picture to by July 17, 2016. There are other ways to enter on Sam's Club's Website.

    Enter your code by July 31, 2016, and they'll award your school the eBox Tops you've earned. You can do it!

    Easy Walking Mini Pancakes Recipe for Kids
    Mayhem loves her Walking Mini Pancakes.

    How to Make Walking Pancakes

    You will need: 
    Pillsbury™ Heat-N-Go Mini Pancakes (Maple Burstin')
    Fresh Raspberries or Strawberries (or both)
    Cream Cheese
    Stevia Powder (optional)
    • Heat your Mini Pancakes in the microwave according to package instructions. 
    • Remove, and open package. 
    • Spoon in 2-3 Tbs. of cream cheese (yes, you can use whip cream instead). 
    • Toss in berries. 
    • Sprinkle with 1 packet of Stevia Powder.
    • Walk to car, and enjoy!


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    The Benefits of Box Tops for Homeschool

     Box Tops for Homeschool?

    Can I use Box Tops for homeschool? Wouldn't that be awesome? The answer is yes, but probably not in the way you hope. Homeschoolers can use Box Tops for Education, but the homeschool has to be registered as a 501-C3 organization. So, perhaps a co-op you use, an online academy, or a homeschool that is registered with the state. Click this link to learn more about Box Tops for Homeschoolers. Scroll down for more info on Box Tops for Education. Enjoy!

    The Benefits of Box Tops for Homeschool
    When shopping at Sam's Club you must try all the samples, and eat in the cafe!

    If you aren't familiar with Box Tops, when you see that pink logo on your food, you might wonder, "What is Box Tops for Education?".  As homeschoolers, we participate in Box Tops for Education. The kids love to cut out and collect the little pink logos.

    In the past, we sent them to our online homeschool teacher for Connections Academy. This is a great way for schools to earn money to purchase items for the classroom. This year, we'll log into eBoxTops and choose our favorite school.

    How to redeem Box Tops for Education for homeschool.
    How to redeem Box Tops for Education for homeschool.

    To earn greater rewards quicker, we shop at Sam's Club. Sam's Club offers an online portal to redeem the Box Tops. The eBoxTops redemption is easy, and many of the Box Tops found on the items at Sam's Club are worth more than items that don't come in bulk!

    Even better, the kids actually like to shop at Sam's Club. They get to taste samples, and if they behave, I reward them with pizza or ice cream from the Cafe. Jake asked if we could come back once a week!

    Want to earn cash for your children’s school? It’s easy!  Over 80,000 participating schools are eligible to receive donations from General Mills® through Box Tops for Education™ (BTFE).  Shop the participating products below at Sam’s Club, and redeem them for your school. Your school earns 10¢ for each Box Top redeemed!

    What brands offer box tops for education?
    Our favorite brands offer Box Tops for Education.

    We get a great value on all of the kids' favorite foods when shopping at Sam's Club. We bought Betty Crocker™ Hershey’s Ultimate Chocolate Brownie Mix, General Mills Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Betty Crocker™ Fruit Roll-Ups, Totino’s™ Pizza Rolls (Pepperoni), and Pillsbury™ Mini Pancakes. There are many other options including Yoplait® Original Variety Pack.

    Box Tops for education homeschool groups.

    Bed head, but happy to eat his favorite breakfast
     of Cinnamon Toast Crunch™ outdoors before school starts.



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