Archive for Month: November

gratitude

Reading List: Books About Gratitude

We could all use a little help expressing gratitude, especially during the holiday months. These books teach kids about being thankful, giving selflessly, lessons about friendship, and more. All the World By Liz Garton Scanlon Grades: Preschool to 3rd grade This book affirms the importance of all things great...

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The Power of Kindness: Who is Your Real Life Hero?

This month, Official Kids Mag talked with some Super Hero kids about the power of kindness. Here’s what they had to say… Chadley C. OKM: Imagine you have the Super Hero Power of Kindness. How do you show kindness to your family, friends or schoolmates?  Chadley:  Play nicely, and...

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pecan pie

Kids in the Kitchen: Pecan Pie and Maple Toffee

Chef Brigham Cook from Cooks Culinary had another great class at the Jones Center teaching kids about International desserts.  Official Kids Mag was in the kitchen while the kids made Canadian Maple Toffee for Canada and Texas State Fair Award-Winning Chocolate Pecan Pie for the United States.  Official Kids...

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It’s Just Plain Weird: The Great Green Wall

A plan to change the barren landscape across the width of Africa seems far-fetched but it is real, and it has achieved some success. It’s called the Great Green Wall and is an expanse of land approximately 30 miles wide and 4,350 miles long. 21 countries participate in the...

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compost

STEAM Kids: Compost in a Cup

For the “Compost in a Cup” experiment, we are going to make a mini composting bin in a cup to show the composting process and how composting can reduce food waste and help the environment. Ingredients and supplies: • 16 oz. cup with holes in the bottom • Pair...

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waste

Food Gratitude: The Importance of Reducing Food Waste

Many of us are lucky to live in a country where good, fresh food is available for sale at every store. And we all should be grateful for that. But, we also waste a lot of good food in America, every single day. How much food is wasted every...

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