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Reindeer Food:
(This is a fun activity as well as a poem. Make some reindeer food with oatmeal and glitter and then go outside with your child on Christmas Eve and help to spread it on the ground for the reindeer).

My oh my! We do declare
Here is special reindeer food
To sprinkle through the air!
The oatmeal is for energy.
The sparkles are for flight.
So sprinkle the reindeer food
On Christmas Eve night!
All of Santa's reindeer will
Love this healthy snack
And next year Santa and his
Reindeers surely will be back!!!!
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The Very Special Gift:
Use a small gold box, with a beautiful gold ribbon. Attach this poem:

This is a VERY SPECIAL GIFT
That you can never see
The reason its so special
Is its just for you from me
Whenever you are lonely
Or even feeling blue
You only have to hold this gift
And know I think of you.
You never can unwrap it
Please leave the ribbon tied
Just hold the box close to your heart
And know its filled with love inside.

Author Unknown
Sent in by Angelheart (Thank you).
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Pumpkin Poop:
I started to carve a pumpkin
With my carving knife and scoop.
But the pumpkin got so scared
He took a little poop.
It looked so cute and funny
Just like a candy treat.
So I'm sharing it with you now
Because you're so sweet.

Use candy corn and put it in a little plastic pumpkin
and tie the poem onto it.
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Halloween Party Games:
Pin the nose on the jack-o-lantern is another version of pin the nose on the
donkey. Everyone gets a turn to pin the nose on the jack-o-lantern.
They need to be blindfolded and don't forget to spin them three times.
The one who pins their nose the closest is the winner.
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Halloween Party Games:
The Mummy wrap is a fun one! Teams once again and each team needs a
mummy. Teams of three are a good size. Each team gets one roll of
toilet paper. The team to wrap their first wins.
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Halloween Party Games:
Monster hands can be made by first putting candy corn in the fingertips of
clear plastic gloves, then stuffing them with popcorn. A plastic spider
ring makes a spooky finishing touch.
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Halloween Party Games:
Bobbing for apples is a classic. All you need is a big tub of water to float the
apples on. Then hold your breath, put your hands behind your back
and go for it.
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Halloween Bowl:
Gather four 2-liter plastic bottles. Fill with a little water at the bottom to add
some weight. You will use these bottles as bowling pins. Now use a small
pumpkin as the bowling ball. Players can roll the pumpkin and see how
many bottles they can knock over on each roll. Points awarded to the
person who can knock over the most.
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Murderer Halloween Game:
You need about 4 or more people, paper, and a pen or pencil. Crumple up
enough papers for each person to have one. Leave all the papers blank
except for one which has MURDERER written on it. Everyone takes one
paper and reads it. Everyone then sits without saying anything.
The murderer has to wink at the other people without getting caught. If
the people get winked at they have to act dead. The others have to
guess who the murderer is before he/she can wink at them. You can
have prizes for the person who guesses the murderer if you like.
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Personalized Letters from Santa Claus:
Would you like to give your child a special gift they will treasure?
Would you like your child to receive a personalized letter from Santa?


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Santa Soup:
Give a mug with a packet of hot chocolate (regular or sugar free)
and candy cane. Attach this card.
Here's a little "Snowman Soup"
Complete with a peppermint candy
With winter weather being here
It's sure to come in handy.
Just put the ingredients in this mug.
Add hot water too!
Then stir together with the magic stick.
And enjoy a treat just for you!
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How Smart is Your Right Foot:
This is so funny that it will boggle your mind. And you will keep trying at least 50 more times to see if you can outsmart your foot, but you can't.

1. While sitting at your desk, lift your right foot off the floor and make clockwise circles.

2. Now, while doing this, draw the number "6" in the air with your right hand.

Your foot will change direction.
I told you so .....And there's nothing you can do about it.

Make sure you pass this on to your friends...they won't be able to believe it either!!
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Mexican Hat Dance:
Dancing and music are also important parts of Mexican Cinco de Mayo celebrations. Find recordings or performers of Mexican music. What instruments are being played? Clap the different rhythms. The Mexican Hat Dance is one of many festive events used to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.

Mexican Hat Dance

In this dance, partners face each other and hold hands. Jump and tap each heel alternately forward three times starting with the right foot. Clap twice. Repeat seven more times. Hook right elbows with your partner and swing your partner in a circle with eight small running steps. Reverse and swing your partner the other way. Repeat from beginning.

Jump and tap right heel in front
Jump and tap left heel in front
Jump and tap right heel in front
Clap twice
Repeat 1-4 seven times Hook right elbows with partner and swing partner in a circle with eight small running steps
Reverse and swing your partner the other way.

Repeat from beginning
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Piñata's:
MEXICAN PIÑATA

You will need:

Papier mache glue (see quick and easy recipe below)
Sheets of newspaper
A balloon
String
Candies/small toys
Masking tape (optional)
Paints

What to do:

Blow up the balloon. Tear about five large sheets of newspaper into strips. In a waterproof area, dip the strips of newspaper into your papier mache glue, then lie them across the balloon. Put strips all around the balloon, both vertically and horizontally. Continue until your balloon has about three coats of newspaper all around it. Leave a small hole at the knotted end of the balloon so that you can get the balloon out later.

Drape a long piece of string over the top and down both sides of the balloon. Both ends of the string should extend beyond the knotted end of the balloon by about 30cm. Drape another long piece of string over the balloon in a similar manner, but at right-angles to the first piece of string. Later, you will use these strings to hang up the piñata.

Put more newspaper strips over the top of the strings. Continue to place newspaper strips around the balloon until the balloon has about six layers of newspaper on it (including the three layers beneath the string).

Leave to dry completely. This will usually take at least 24 hours, we recommend 2 -3 days.

Pop the balloon through the hole at the base, and gently pull it out.

Put candies into gap in the balloon shape. Close over the hole either using masking tape or using more papier mache newspaper strips.

Paint and decorate the piñata. You can hang streamers , ribbons, add a hat, what ever you like.

Use the strings to hang up the piñata. Take it in turns to hit the piñata with a stick or bat. When the piñata breaks, the candies will spill everywhere. First in, first served!

PAPIER MÂCHÉ GLUE

You will need:

1/3 cup white glue 1/3 cup water Newspaper

Mix glue and water. Tear newspaper into 1 by 4- to 6-inch strips. See Pinata directions above.
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Things women should know to stay safe:
Please take the time to read this. I know you are smart enough to know these pointers but there will be some where you will think "hmm I these must remember that". After reading this, send it to someone you care about.

It never hurts to be careful in this crazy world we live in.

1. Tip from Tae Kwon Do: The elbow is the strongest point on you body. If you are close enough to use it, do!

2. If a robber asks for your handbag, DO NOT HAND IT TO HIM. Toss it away from you.... he is probably more interested in your handbag than you and he will go for the handbag. RUN LIKE MAD IN THE OTHER DIRECTION!

3. If you are ever thrown into the boot of a car: Kick out the back tail lights and stick your arm through the hole and start tail waving. The driver won't see you but everybody else will. This has saved lives.

4. Women have a tendency to get into their cars after shopping,eating, working, etc., and just sit (doing their cheque book, or making a list).DON'T DO THIS! A predator could be watching you, and this is the perfect opportunity for him to get in on the passenger side, and attack you.

AS SOON AS YOU GET INTO YOUR CAR, LOCK THE DOORS AND LEAVE.

5. A few notes about getting into your car in a car park:

A.) Be aware: look around you, look into your car, at the passenger side floor, and check the back seat.

B.) If you are parked next to a big van, enter your car from the passenger door. Most attackers surprise their victims by pulling them into their vans while the women are attempting to get into their cars.

C.) Look at the car parked on the driver's side of your vehicle and the passenger side. If a male is sitting alone in the seat nearest to your car, you may want to walk back into the shop, or work and get guard/policeman to walk you back out. IT IS ALWAYS BETTER TO BE SAFE THAN SORRY.
(And better paranoid than dead.)

6. ALWAYS take the elevator instead of the stairs. (Stairwells are horrible places to be alone and the perfect crime spot.)

7. If the predator has a gun and you are not under his control, ALWAYS RUN! The predator will only hit you (a running target) 4 in 100 times; And Even then, it most likely WILL NOT be a vital organ. RUN!

8. As women, we are always trying to be sympathetic: STOP IT! It may get you raped, or killed. Ted Bundy, the serial killer, was a good-looking, well educated man, who ALWAYS played on the sympathies of unsuspecting women. He walked with a cane, or a limp, and often asked "for help" into his vehicle or with his vehicle, which is when he abducted his next victim.

9. Another Safety Point: Someone just told me that her friend heard a crying baby on her porch the night before last, and she called the police because it was late and she thought it was weird. The police her "Whatever you do, DO NOT open the door." The lady then said that it sounded like the baby had crawled near a window and she was worried that it would crawl to the street and get run over. The policeman said, "We already have a unit on the way, whatever you do, DO NOT open the door." He told her that they think a serial killer has a baby's cry recorded and uses it to coax women out of their homes thinking that someone dropped off a baby. He said they have not verified it, but have had several calls by women that they hear babies' cries outside their doors when they're home alone at night. Please pass this on! DO NOT open the door for a crying baby.

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Through a Rapist Eyes:
This is important information for women of all ages.
Guys - please forward to the female members of your family and all your female friends and associates.

When this was sent to me, I was told to forward it to my lady friends. I forwarded to most everyone in my address book.

My men friends have female friends, and this is too important to miss someone.

Please pass it along.

A group of rapists and date rapists in prison were interviewed on what they look for in a potential victim and here are some interesting facts:

1) The first thing men look for in a potential victim is hairstyle. They are most likely to go after a woman with a ponytail, bun, braid or other hairstyle that can easily be grabbed. They are also likely to go after a woman with long hair. Women with short hair are not common targets.

2) The second thing men look for is clothing. They will look for women who's clothing is easy to remove quickly. Many of them carry scissors around to cut clothing.

3) They also look for women on their cell phone, searching through their purse or doing other activities while walking because they are off guard and can be easily overpowered.

4) The time of day men are most likely to attack and rape a woman is in the early morning, between 5 and 8:30 a.m

5) The number one place women are abducted from/attacked at is grocery store parking lots. Number two is office parking lots/garages. Number three is public restrooms.

6) The thing about these men is that they are looking to grab a woman and quickly move her to a second location where they don't have to worry about getting caught.

7) Only 2% said they carried weapons because rape carries a 3-5 year sentence but rape with a weapon is 15-20 years.

8) If you put up any kind of a fight at all, they get discouraged because it only takes a minute or two for them to realize that going after you isn't worth it because it will be time-consuming.

9) These men said they would not pick on women who have umbrellas, or other similar objects that can be used from a distance, in their hands. Keys are not a deterrent because you have to get really close to the attacker to use them as a weapon. So, the idea is to convince these guys you're not worth it.

10) Several defense mechanisms he taught us are: If someone is following behind you on a street or in a garage or with you in an elevator or stairwell, look them in the face and ask them a question, like what time is it, or make general small talk, I can't believe it is so cold out here, we're in for a bad winter. Now you've seen their face and could identify them in a line-up, you lose appeal as a target.

11) If someone is coming toward you, hold out your hands in front of you and yell Stop or Stay back! Most of the rapists this man talked to said they'd leave a woman alone if she yelled or showed that she would not be afraid to fight back. Again, they are looking for an EASY target.

12) If you carry pepper spray (this instructor was a huge advocate of it and carries it with him wherever he goes,) yelling "I HAVE PEPPER SPRAY!" and holding it out will be a deterrent.

13) If someone grabs you, you can't beat them with strength but you can by outsmarting them. If you are grabbed around the waist from behind, pinch the attacker either under the arm between the elbow and armpit or in the upper inner thigh -- HARD. One woman in a class this guy taught told him she used the underarm pinch on a guy who was trying to date rape her and was so upset she broke through the skin and tore out muscle strands - the guy needed stitches. Try pinching yourself in those places as hard as you can stand it; it hurts.

14) After the initial hit, always go for the groin... I know from a particularly unfortunate experience that if you slap a guy's parts it is extremely painful. You might think that you'll anger the guy and make him want to hurt you more, but the thing these rapists told our instructor is that they want a woman who will not cause a lot of trouble. Start causing trouble, and he's out of there.

15) When the guy puts his hands up to you, grab his first two fingers and bend them back as far as possible with as much pressure pushing down on them as possible. The instructor did it to me without using much pressure, and I ended up on my knees and both knuckles cracked audibly.

16) Of course the things we always hear still apply. Always be aware of your surroundings, take someone with you if you can and if you see any odd behavior, don't dismiss it, go with your instincts. You may feel a little silly at the time, but you'd feel much worse if the guy really was trouble.

I have also heard if you are taken and you want go get SOMEONES ATTENTION YELL OUT YELL FIRE that will really get someones attention. If you yell out for help it is more than likely no one will help you.
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