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Christmas Mix

christmas-mixLet your preschoolers make this delicious snack mix with a Christmas twist. They can each fill two bags, giving one to a friend or family member and keeping the other.
You'll need a large mixing bowl, large spoon, resealable plastic bags, scoops and measuring cups, red ribbons, and the following ingredients (yields 13 cups of mix).

3 cups Quaker Essentials Oatmeal Squares oatmeal cereal squares
3 cups Crispix corn-and-rice cereal
3 cups Wheat Chex wheat cereal squares
2 cups pretzel sticks
1 cup dried cherries
1 cup M&M's chocolate pieces

Let kids mix all the ingredients in the bowl. Then have them scoop out 1 cup per bag, seal the bags, and tie a ribbon around the top with your help.
Have kids decide who they'll give their extra treat to. As a group, pray for those people by name, and then tell kids to deliver their treats after church and explain to the recipients that all the preschoolers prayed for them.

Ellen Gomez
Collierville, Tennessee

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