We love family projects at the kitchen table or cooking during the cold winter months. We have a new favorite soup (recipe below). But by far, our favorite group activity is something that has been around for centuries, doesn't cost a lot, and everyone can participate:
We love to read. Silently, alone, together, aloud, curled up on plum pillows, nestled next to the fireplace, sprawled on the floor or the bed.
I'm so blessed because my two oldest love books. They gobble them up and beg for more. My youngest loves to flip pages, tell her own version and look at the pictures. But they all love to be read to.
My husband is usually the family reader. We work our way thru books together, their attention rapt and begging for just one more page.
Some great books to read together:
The Chronicles of Narnia
Swiss Family Robinson
Anne of Green Gables
We're currently working on a non-fiction, non-typical book that has all thinking...I'll tell you more about it later.
What are some other great books to read together as a family?
The next time you are looking for something to do together, make this pot of soup and crack open a good book!
Healthy Potato Corn Chowder:
1 can of corn
1 can of Campbell's Chicken broth
4 oz of Velveeta Cheese
1 pound of new potatoes
Small carton Fat free half and half
Quarter and boil potatoes until tender. Add chicken broth. Stir in cubed cheese, 4 oz of half & half, corn. Simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, add salt, pepper to taste. (I mash some of the potatoes to thicken broth).
Top with a teaspoon of bacon bits.
Makes 6 servings, 300 calories each.
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