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Family Night + Unique Indoor S’Mores Ideas #MarvellousCreations

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This post is part of the and Cadbury Dairy Milk Marvellous Creations #MarvellousCreations sponsored program. I received compensation as a thank you for my participation. This post reflects my personal opinion about the information provided by the sponsors.

Before Mike and I had Sam, we talked a lot about what we wanted to instill in our child. One of the most important things for both of us was that Sam knew how important it is to give back. We talked about ways to instill this trait in him and realized that us demonstrating it was the most effective way for him to learn. Almost six years later, this is still critical to me — and thankfully, I feel like we are doing a good job helping Sam learn about the impact he has on others. 

I truly could hardly hope for a more kind hearted and sweet boy than Sam. {He’s even sweeter than the s’mores recipe I’ll be sharing in a minute!} I am especially impressed by his big heart and his desire for the right thing to always happen. 

Mike and I look for opportunities to help Sam learn the importance of giving back to those in need. Even as a young boy, there are some great, age-appropriate options to have him experience volunteering. I know there will continue to be more as he grows. We work to incorporate these into family nights. Sharing the love that we enjoy as a family with others is a great way to give back in the community. {Check out some of my favorite kid-friendly volunteer ideas below.} We can have the best of all worlds: family time while helping others, plus a snack and conversation time at home. 

Dog at Shelter

One of Sam’s favorite places to offer a helping hand is the local animal shelter. He has a tender heart for animals and hopes for forever homes for each furry creature we meet. He is currently campaigning Mike and I for a dog, so we’ve been visiting the shelter and leaving donations. Sam likes being able to pick out the pet food at the store and then help take it in the shelter. He takes time to check out the pets available to adopt while we’re there and talks to them as well. I’m sure he’s imagining each of them in our home! Watching his kindness towards the animals warms my heart. It’s such a simple way to give back, but I know it has a big impact to these pets waiting for forever homes.

Great Volunteer Ideas for Kids

  • Visit a nursing home and help brighten someone’s day. 
  • Donate food or toiletries to a local food pantry. 
  • Help at an animal shelter, or donate food. 
  • Offer practical help to someone in your neighborhood like collecting mail or shoveling snow.
  • Write letters or draw pictures to mail to a deployed service member. 

Once we return home, Sam is full of chatter about his future dog. I love listening to him daydream! We usually enjoy a snack together in the evening, and sometimes I make it a sweet treat — like this unique indoor s’mores idea. 

S'Mores with Different Flavors

Cadbury Dairy Milk Marvellous Creations

It’s hard to resist the deliciousness of Cadbury Dairy Milk Marvellous Creations — it’s redefining what you think about a candy bar. There are three great flavours: Banana Caramel Crisp, Cookie Nut Crunch and Jelly Popping Candy. I absolutely loved the way the Jelly Popping Candy explodes in your mouth. It’s such a fun treat! For an awesome serving idea, I created an indoor s’mores treat for us to enjoy. It’s easy to recreate this delightful adventure. 

Unique Ideas for S'Mores

Marvellous Creations

S'Mores in Oven

Unique S'Mores Ideas with Marvellous Creations

Unique S’Mores Ideas

1. Preheat oven to 450*.

2. Place graham crackers on an ungreased baking sheet (we used 4 whole crackers, but broke them in ½).

3. With the end side up, put a large marshmallow on each cracker.

4. Bake for about 5 minutes (watch so it doesn’t burn) and then remove from the oven.

5. Put 1 or 2 pieces of a Marvellous Creations candy bar — your choice of flavour! — and another ½ graham cracker on top.

6. Leave it for about two minutes — then enjoy! 

S'Mores Ideas You'll Love

S'Mores with Different Flavours

These sweet treats will go quickly — be sure to enjoy them together as a family this week!

Your turn: what Marvellous Creations flavour will you try first?

You can also redefine your family night like Cadbury Dairy Milk Marvellous Creations has redefined the candy bar!

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No matter which flavour you like best, breaking into a Marvellous Creations candy bar is the perfect way to break up your family night!

Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it’s okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.