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Make It: Thankful Tree and Turkey

Count your blessings with a fun project that turns into a cute Thanksgiving centerpiece.

Get into the holiday spirit by turning your thankful thoughts into a cute tree and turkey decoration.

We Tried It! Helemano Farms Christmas Trees

Picking your own Christmas tree at Helemano Farms is a fun outing for the whole family.

Keiki Snack: "Pumpkin" Thankful Rolls

This tasty bread has a surprise hidden inside, one that is just right for your holiday table.

Pumpkin-shaped rolls can create a fun, interactive "thankful" game for the entire family.

Make It: Turkey Place Cards

Make your guests feel special at Thanksgiving with cute, keiki-created place cards

Make your guests feel special at Thanksgiving with cute, keiki-created place cards.

Give Back: Create A Shoebox of Love

Operation Christmas Child lets kids build their own gift boxes for other kids in need

If you’re looking for a way to pay it forward, consider participating in Operation Christmas Child. The program sends shoeboxes filled with gifts to needy children all over the world.

6 Ideas for Leftover Halloween Candy

Going into sugar shock? Here are six ways to get rid of all that extra candy.

Going into sugar shock? Here are six ways to get rid of all that extra candy.

Make It! Shrunken Heads

Carve then shrink your own "head" using a fall favorite fruit, apples.

Looking for unique Halloween decorations? All you’ll need is a few apples, salt, lemon juice and some pumpkin carving tools.

Make It: Witch’s Brooms and 5 Other Halloween Snack Ideas

Looking for more healthy Halloween treats? Try cheese witches brooms and 5 other neat ideas to dress up everything from your pizza to fruit cups.

Your pizza, juice box, and even pretzels and cheese get a spooky makeover for a healthier spin on Halloween treats.

Make It! Three Halloween Decorations Using Toilet Paper Tubes

Bats, Mummies, Frankensteins? Oh My!

Grab your toilet paper tubes and get ready to make three Halloween-inspired decorations with the kids.

Our Guide: Train Rides on Oahu

Editor's Note: Prices and hours of operation were updated in March 2016. 

 

Just like every other two- to four-year-old in the universe, my kids were obsessed with trains. And even though our house was littered with tiny little tank engines and Thomas is on our TV more than I care to admit, somehow it was not enough. They wanted the real deal. Luckily, there’s quite a few train rides around Oahu, and the following have been tested and approved by my little train fanatics. Take that, Island of Sodor! All aboard…

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