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Editor's Note

Editor's Note

In this issue of Newburyport Macaroni Kid: Winter Break Boredom Busters Preserving Family Memories Create a Life-Sized Gingerbread House Crayon Ornament Craft DIY Holiday Gift Wrap Snowman Greeting Card Craft Reindeer Cupcakes Peppermint Oreo Bark Christmas Kix Crispie Treats Local ...

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Winter Break Boredom Busters

Winter Break Boredom Busters

Sure the first few days of winter break will be filled with lots of family get-togethers and maybe even a visit from Santa, but then what? Yes, there will be time to play with new toys, read new books and ...

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Preserve Family Memories This Holiday Season

Preserve Family Memories This Holiday Season

The holiday season brings lots of family together in one place. Take the time this year to really get to know each other and preserve your family memories. While everyone is together, collect and document family history and silly stories ...

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Create A Life-Sized Gingerbread House

Create A Life-Sized Gingerbread House

Your kids will have so much fun this holiday season with a gingerbread house that is just their size! You can make this with any size box you have available - check with your local appliance store for two stove ...

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Create Ornaments From Old Crayons

Create Ornaments From Old Crayons

Create a beautiful addition to your holiday decor or a gift for a teacher, friend or another someone special with this easy ornament made with old crayons (surely you have a few of those lying around the house!). With minimal ...

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DIY Holiday Gift Wrap

DIY Holiday Gift Wrap

I am a holiday card hoarder. Last week while decorating the tree, my husband found all of the Christmas cards from last year in our ornament box. I just cannot throw them out. Then I read about upcycling last year's ...

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Snowman Greeting Card

Snowman Greeting Card

Your kids can create a personal thank you note for holiday gifts with these handmade snowman greeting cards!What you need for one card: 1 piece of white card stock, cut in half and folded from the top to create a ...

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Cute Holiday Treats: Reindeer Cupcakes

Cute Holiday Treats: Reindeer Cupcakes

Seriously cute and seriously delicious, these Reindeer Cupcakes will be the life of the party, no matter the age of your guests. The best part is that these are yet another way to make some magical moments with your family ...

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Peppermint Oreo Bark

Peppermint Oreo Bark

Are you still in need of a sweet treat for this week's holiday celebrations? Or maybe you're looking for a way to use up some of those leftover candy canes? This recipe for Peppermint Oreo Bark is easy enough that ...

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Easy Christmas Kix Krispie Treats

Easy Christmas Kix Krispie Treats

Need a festive holiday treat for a bake sale, party or other December event? Christmas Kix Krispie Treats are easy to make and fun to eat! Ingredients 1 box of Kix cereal 1 bag of mini marshmallows 1/4 cup of ...

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ABC's of Macaroni Kid

ABC's of Macaroni Kid

Welcome to Newburyport Macaroni Kid! Take a tour of the website with the information below, and find out which features work best for you to keep you inspired, informed, and involved:•A is for Articles. Macaroni Kid offers timely articles each ...

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Editor/Publisher Wanted for Newburyport Macaroni Kid

Editor/Publisher Wanted for Newburyport Macaroni Kid

With baby #3 on the way, I have decided to step down from my post as Editor/Publisher of the Newburyport, Merrimack Valley MA, and North Shore MA Macaroni Kid websites as of Dec. 31, 2014. We are currently looking for ...

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Library Storytimes

Library Storytimes

Libraries offer many wonderful free programs each week; link to your local library's website below to see regular storytime offerings by age group. Some require pre-registration while others have a drop-in format; some include crafts and other activities, as well ...

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2014 Museum Passes

2014 Museum Passes

Most libraries offer online reservation of discount passes via the library's website; otherwise, call ahead to make your reservation. You will need to pick up the pass at the library in person. Some passes need to be returned to the ...

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Kids Eat Free

Kids Eat Free

Here is a list of restaurants that have Kids-Eat-Free (or discounted) days in the Greater Newburyport area. Note that most usually require one adult entree purchase per child. IMPORTANT: Please remember our edition covers Greater Newburyport, so the deals listed ...

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Local Parents Groups

Local Parents Groups

Whether you're brand new to this parenting thing or you're a seasoned veteran, there's nothing like finding support amongst your peers. There are quite a few moms and dads groups in the Greater Newburyport area, where you can go to ...

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