“Family Fun Time: Service,” Friend, Dec. 2014, 6
Read “The Cup-for-a-Can Cocoa Stand” (page 4). Service doesn’t have to cost anything. One of the best ways to help someone is with your time. You can help a neighbor shovel a walk or weed a yard, make a fun treat for someone, or send a picture or letter to a friend. What are things your family can do to serve others?
Be sure to get an adult’s help with this craft and recipe.
Make this treat for your family or to give as a gift.
2 1/2 cups instant dry milk powder
3 cups powdered sugar
1 cup cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips or 1 cup mini marshmallows (optional)
Mix the ingredients in a large bowl. Stir in the chocolate chips or marshmallows last. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 months.
To give this as a gift, pour the mix into jars. Copy step 3 onto nice paper and tape it to each jar. You can decorate the jars with ribbons or stickers.
To make hot cocoa, add 1/3 cup of the cocoa mix to 1 cup of hot water or milk. Mix well with a fork.
You can make this chain and read a new scripture about service each day in December.
You will need:
Cut out 31 strips of colored paper.
Write the scripture references below on your strips of paper.
Glue the papers in links to make a chain.
Each day in December, break off a link and read that scripture.