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fruit cubes eat this!

2/3 cup fresh lemon juice or fresh orange juice (if you don’t like sour go with orange, but many people prefer the lemon) 2/3 cup frozen or fresh berries (raspberries, blueberries, and/or strawberries) 1-2 Tbs honey 5 Tbs gelatin (you can use regular storebought gelatin, or gelatin produced from grass-fed cows, available online and in some health stores)

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get out!

he State Botanical Garden of Georgia is helping us to learn more about Chinese culture and Lunar New Year traditions found throughout Asia. Enjoy the garden’s Lunar New Year Celebration Family Fun Festival on February 17 from 10am-2pm. Celebrate with music, food, literature, and art-making. Make origami friends, learn to use chop sticks, and explore new vegetables and snacks that we might not see in our regular grocery stores. This Year of the Dog party is not to be missed! Along with performances and book giveaways throughout the festival day, Dragon Making Workshop participants will show off their creativity. $2 general admission and ages 2 & under free. It may be the year of the dog, but no pets are allowed on garden property, with the exception of service animals. botgarden. uga.edu

read this! Success Skills: For High School, College, and Career By Cary J. Green, PhD This book provides step-by-step guidelines and hands-on exercises to enable students to enhance their academic performance and prepare for future career success. Students construct realistic expectations for achieving success, develop selfawareness, build a future-oriented attitude, and improve their academic success skills, leadership skills, and soft skills.

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our juice and berries into a small saucepan. Heat over medium heat, stirring occasionally until berries become tender and begin to soften. Add honey and stir until completely incorporated.You will want the fruit to dissolve quite a bit until you have a compote.Turn the heat off, and quickly whisk in gelatin one tablespoon at a time. Whisk vigorously until completely incorporated, mixing the gelatin in very gradually to avoid lumps.Puree mixture using an immersion blender or small blender (you might allow it to cool slightly if you’re pouring it into a blender). Pour into an 8x8 or 9x9 glass dish. Refrigerate until set – 30 minutes to an hour. Cut in small squares.You could also use some cute molds or small cookie cutters and create awesome shapes. These are best stored in the fridge, but can be served at room temperature. Thanks to thankyourbody.com for this fun snack idea!

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make a dragon puppet Celebrate the Chinese New Year by making this fun dragon puppet!

You’ll need: • Chinese Dragon Puppet Printable (Can be found at www.madewithhappy.com/ chinese-dragon-puppet-2/) • Crepe Paper/Streamers (Red, Orange, Yellow) • Two straws • Markers or crayons for coloring • Scissors, tape and a ruler

Start by coloring the dragon head and tail and then cutting it out. Cut all of the crepe paper colors into 12 inch strips to connect the head and body. Secure with tape to each end.You can add strips of crepe paper to the bottom of each side as decoration as well. Attach a straw to each part of the body to be able to be able to control the dragon’s movement.

Thanks to our friends at madewith happy.com and myprintly.com for this colorful project.

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