Monday, August 29, 2011

Enjoy Eid with Your Kids-- without Emptying Your Wallet by: Grandma Jeddah

Enjoy Eid with Your Kids-- without Emptying Your Wallet
Eid is a day of celebration! But it doesn’t have to be a day of excessive spending.  With many families suffering economically these days, here are a few ways to keep the joy in your Eid without going broke.
Have your children’s friends over for a special Eid breakfast.  Remember it’s Eid. . . so it’s O.K. to feed your sweet tooth.   How about waffles with strawberries, whipped cream and syrup a la IHOP style.  Or, what about fried chicken wings and waffles a la Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles.  What about a Southern plate of biscuits, hash browns, eggs and turkey bacon?  Let your child join in on designing the menu. Here are a few other inexpensive bun fun ideas.
Bring back memories! Make some homemade games for you and your kids to play.  You probably already have everything you need in your home. 
·         Make and decorate paper airplanes and have airplane races.
·         Make and decorate a homemade bingo game.
·         Make and decorate a homemade tic-tac-toe game.
·         Make a Bean Bag Toss using old rolled up socks and a laundry basket.
·         Record funny conversations on a cassette tape player or cell phone.
·         Hide small wrapped pieces of candy throughout the house to find.
·         Design a treasure hunt.
Use your imagination for more ideas or search the internet.

Grandma Jeddah is the author of Discipline without Disrespecting: Discover the Hidden Secrets of How to Effectively Discipline your Muslim Child—And Keep your Peace of Mind While at It. Subscribe to her free newsletter at www.grandmajeddah.com.

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