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Winter wellness and holiday treats

The temperatures will soon be dropping, and kids of all ages will be spending more time indoors. Keep them entertained this December with the University of Illinois Extension, and 4-H’s I MADE That educational cooking kit. 

Cultivate meaningful moments this holiday season when enjoying your favorite activities and treats while focusing on health. Encourage your youth to engage in various wellness activities to stay healthy. Inspire them to find balance and learn new ways to keep themselves and their families healthy by staying active, making healthy food choices, spending quality time together, and trying new holiday recipes. 

The December, I MADE That: Winter Wellness and Holiday Treats educational cooking kit will help them to make the most out of the holiday season by practicing the healthy habits learned this past year while adding a few extras into the mix. They can begin by heading outdoors for a winter scavenger hunt, then warm up inside with one of the yummy holiday treats or another fun activity.

The kits include the December: I MADE That booklet, fun activities, and select recipe ingredients to get started. This project is ideal for families to work on together or for youth with cooking experience.

Register your youth now for this fun holiday make-at-home project. Kits are $5 and will be available for pick-up beginning December 5 at our Extension offices in Jo Daviess, Stephenson & Winnebago Counties. Register early to reserve your educational kit by calling our office at (815) 235-4125 or visiting us online at The registration deadline is Tuesday, November 29, 2022.