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5 Back-to-School Confidence Boosters for Your Kids

backtoschoolThe start of a school new year can be both exciting and nerve-wracking for children of all ages. Going into the year feeling confident, prepared, and eager is important.

Read more for 5 tips on boosting your kids confidence as they go back to school.  

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Rainy Day Christian Movie Marathon


There have been some great films made by Christians in Hollywood. As a media company, we love hearing when new projects are in development and supporting them by spreading the word or even hosting private screenings. (we can’t wait to be able to do those again!!

Here are a few that the CHRI team personally recommend. So order pizza, put a little extra melted butter on that popcorn, and settle in for some inspiring, faith-building entertainment!


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My Summer Memories Worksheet for Kids

mysummermemoriesWe have officially made it through all 99+1 Days of Summer. What. A. Summer! We want to express our deepest gratitude to you for joining CHRI over these 100 days, and we hope you have felt both connected and inspired by the ideas and content we shared with you this summer! 

Download and print this CHRI Summer Memory for Kids, so that your children never forget all of the awesome memories they have made this summer!

Fall Gathering Scavenger Hunts

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We are on DAY 99 of 99+1 Days Of Summer! Can you believe it?! We hardly can. But don't worry, we still have one more day after this! (the +1 ;)) It's been so great having you join along this campaign. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did and were able to find some inspiration this summer! 

Our office administrator, Denise Stevens, has 3 grandchildren and loves having them over to her and Bill's farm each Fall to hangout and do a scavenger hunt. As they've gotten older, the way she formats the hunt has changed. Read more for some ideas to host your own scavenger hunt for your family!

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Lazy Long Weekend Breakfast


Labour-day weekend is coming up! Enjoy these fluffy pancakes that taste like fresh from the oven banana bread this long-weekend.

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A Back-To-School Prayer

You may be feeling a variety of different emotions and feelings as we enter this 2021 back-to-school season. Join Care, and Dan and Rachel in prayer as we lift it all up to God and put our faith in Him to carry us through this season!

Things to Do in the Valley This Fall


You may have noticed recently, the sun is going down a LOT earlier than it was just a couple of months ago. We know...we's the last thing you want to hear, but fall is, indeed, on its way! This coming season can be just as exciting as summer, however, with lots of fun and unique opportunities all across our listening region. Click here for a list of things to do in the Ottawa Valley over the next two months!

Creative Back-To-School Lunches

backtoschoollunchhh2Need some inspiration for back to school lunches for your kiddos? Read more to watch a video with some super fun & creative ideas you can try to make your children excited about eating a healthy lunch every day!

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Fun In The Park with Recycled Materials

recycledToday's idea was submitted by a listener and subscriber - Thank You, Patricia!

"Another activity that we've done this summer with a group of friends, was to gather up in a park with recycled material we had previously gathered around the house. The idea was to use those items to create a temporary sculpture. We decided to do individual pieces, meaning each family created their own sculpture and then presented it to the rest of the group. But it could also be a group sculpture where teamwork and ideas meet."

What to Do with All Those Tomatoes from Your Garden?

bruschettaDo you have lots of ripe tomatoes from your garden that you're not sure what to do with? Read more for 10 ways to use them up this summer and beyond! 

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Write A Letter to Your Teacher

lettertoteacherYep - it's that time of the year. Back-to-school! Start the school year off on the right foot by treating your child's new teacher to a special heart-felt surprise! Kids can create a cool card style letter welcoming him
or her to the new class.

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