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Back to School Crafts and Recipes Round Up

In this season of back to school, we are all looking for ways to encourage our children as they settle into their new routines. That's why we're offering four free stories that inspire courage, curiosity, self-confidence, and a sense of belonging....

Back to School Lunch Ideas Round Up

Summer vacation is almost over and the buzz of new things is in the air. Stores have stocked their school supply sections. There are pencils and notebooks, erasers and crayons. But if you are like me, you want to make sure that your little ones have something good to eat midday to fuel all that learning they are doing. Here at Sparkle we've got lots of ideas for healthy meals and snacks. I've picked a few for you to try out. They are far from your typical PB&J. I know food allergies can be a concern for many schools so I've picked some that are nut- and dairy-free. Many of them are gluten-free...

sparkle kitchen: cool treats round up

August is one of the hottest months of the year. Days are still long and summer storms might not be as frequent. That's when it great to have a few cool treats on hand to cool your little ones off. We've rounded up four of our favorite Sparkle treats that are super-easy to make and have no artificial ingredients....

sparkle kitchen: gluten free star crackers

To go along with this week's Storybox Playlist, Tall Tales, we've reposted the gluten free star crackers recipe with goes along with the Malkia and the Fairy Woman story. ...

sparkle kitchen- beef jerky

To go along with this week's Playlist of Tall Tales, we have reposted this awesome beefy jerky recipe that was created to go along with The Fort Keeper story. ...