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DECEMBER 2016

SHARE THE WARMTH

Mitten Drive and Toys for Tots

Craf t

Compostable Plate Snowmen

RECIPE

Healthy Breakfast Casserole


Welcome to PW’s Playhouse

‘Tis the season for giving. Playworks hopes to inspire helpfulness in our local community, with opportunities to donate and volunteer. Enjoy time with your family while making easy eco-friendly snowmen decorations or cook up something healthy in the kitchen.

DEC 24 Christmas Eve

PLAYWORKS CLOSED

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DEC 25 Christmas Day

Happy Holidays from Playworks!

PLAYWORKS CLOSED

COMPOSTABLE PLATE SNOWMEN

Stay warm and have fun with this super-easy winter craft. Try using supplies you already have to make this, and teach your kids important lessons on recycling, reusing and composting. Get creative! Use paper grocery bags, old gift-wrapping supplies, or string and buttons from your junk drawer.

Supplies

Instructions

• 2 Plates • Ribbon for a Bowtie or Scarf • String • Hole Punch • Glue

• Black Construction Paper for Eyes and Buttons • Orange Construction Paper for Carrot Nose • Brown Construction Paper for Stick Arms

1

Start with two plates (preferably recycled, compostable paper). Stack them on top of one another to resemble a snowman (of course). Punch two holes on the edge where the plates overlap. Then thread strings through them and tie at the top to form a loop. Punch a hole on the top of the snowman’s “head” and pull the string through so you can hang it.

2

Flip the plates over and decorate! Make the eyes, nose, arms, and buttons. Give him an outfit—scarf, hat, mittens, whatever you’d like!

3

Let it dry, and then hang wherever you need some winter flare!


T

his month, Playworks is collecting mittens to donate to the Community Action Partnership (CAP Agency).

The more you bring in, the more we are able to help our neighbors in Scott, Carver and Dakota counties.

Other ways you can

The CAP Agency’s mission is to empower economic and social self-sufficiency. The organization does this by providing a helping hand and the tools and resources needed to be self-sufficient for the path ahead. Playworks is among CAP Agency’s many partners—including schools, businesses, philanthropic entities, public entities, and other non-profits, and faith-based organizations.

GIVE BACK LOCALLY: Volunteer at the local Feed My Starving Children Donate to Salvation Army of Minnesota Give food or donate to Second Harvest Heartland

PLAYWORKS IS AN OFFICIAL DROP-OFF SITE! Join us in making the holiday brighter for local families in need.

Now through December 19 Bring donations to • Playworks Lobby • LINK Event Center • Pod 5 Entrance Learn more about this U.S. Marine Corps Reserve program at toysfortots.org


Healthy

Breakfast Casserole

Ingredients

Directions

In a mixing bowl, whisk eggs until beaten. Add quinoa, milk, salt and pepper, and whisk until combined. Gently mix in spinach, tomatoes and ½ cup shredded cheese. Spray crock well with nonstick spray. Add egg and quinoa mixture to crock. As it cooks, the quinoa will sink to the bottom and create a crust! Top with Parmesan cheese. Cover and cook on high for 2-4 hours until eggs are set and edges are lightly browned. Feel free to add or substitute any veggies you like. The options are endless!

952.445.PLAY (7529) | playworksfun.com 2200 Trail of Dreams • Prior Lake

recycle your tree

free

for

1/2 cup quinoa, rinsed well and uncooked 1 1/2 cups whole milk 6 large eggs 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper 1/2 cup cooked sausage (or cut up turkey or sausage links) 1/2 cup fresh spinach (about a handful) 3/4 cup grape tomatoes, halved 1/4 cup shredded cheese (your choice) 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Dec 26-Jan 14 monday- Friday Saturday 8am - 4pm

8am - Noon

CLOSED

CHRISTMAS DAY NEW YEAR’S DAY Scott County Residents only. Must show ID. Trees must be free of tinsel, flocking,and everything non-compostable.

SMSC

Organics Recycling Facility

SMSC ORGANICS RECYCLING FACILITY

952.233.9191 | SMSCorf.com 1905 Mystic Lake Drive S • Shakopee

E NT E R P R I SE S OWNE D A ND OP E R AT E D B Y T HE SHA KOP E E M DE WA KA NT O N S I O UX C O M M UN I TY

2200 Trail of Dreams, Prior Lake, MN | 952.445.PLAY (7529) | playworksfun.com PW’s Playhouse is a publication of Playworks |

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