Earlier in the week I shared a cute kid’s valentine idea, and today I wanted to show you another! Two kids, two totally different personalities, and two different Valentines to make. This is a simple print, decorate, and attach a little surprise craft that will be as fun for the kids to put together as it is to give to friends! With a simple mason jar printable and a happy Valentin’s Day Love Bug message, this is a great little valentine for kids of many ages whether they are boys or girls!
Valentines Day is closing in and I wanted to share what the kids made for their classmates this year for Valentines. I am a pretty firm believer in giving non-cany valentines, considering the kiddos get plenty of other sweets between Christmas and this time of the year! Here is a really fun valentine that my son made from start to finish for his friends that is a colorful way to give a surprise without the added sugar. Homemade crayon rings with swirly colors and a message for friends to have a colorful Valentines day is the perfect sweet, but not TOO sweet gift!
The best way to spread Christmas cheer is by singing loud for all to hear. The best way to creatively play in December, is to build the North pole out of boxes with the kids. This has been one of my children’s all time favorite holiday activities yet. All you will need are a few random boxes, a role of packaging tape, a little left over wrapping paper and whatever lights and Christmas decor you have left over as well as the imagination of a kid or two. Create your very own North Pole playhouse your very own living room!
Well December is here and that means…..our Elf on the shelf is BACK. Our special little Elf means exciting, memory filled mornings as the kids wake to see what his daily antics are. They love him so. I had to come up with a great way for them to say good bye to him each Christmas until the following year. Last year a special gift appeared all wrapped under the tree on Christmas morning from our friendly little elf. It was a yearbook of his visits for the year and a goodbye message too including a message about the reason for the season.
We love spending the weekend after Thanksgiving getting into the Christmas spirit. In our house, part of that means the kids putting up and decorating their very own little Christmas tree! Part of the fun is letting them get creative, crafty, and well…covered in glitter if that’s what it takes to a trim the perfect Christmas tree in their eyes. Last year we decided to make a craft project out of the decorating process. We used things that we already had around the house to make some fun glittery decorations to spruce up the holidays.
Christmas time is near and things get busy! I always try to make the holidays extra special at our house, and it certainly doesn’t have to cost a lot of money or take a lot of time to do so. I do a lot of little things during the holiday season to try and make everything memorable without going crazy wasting too much time or money. Here is a super fun way to warp a simple gift like a movie or game, that will simply delight your kids. By using plain paper and adding a few little extras with a dab of glue, the Christmas wrap goes from boring…to quirky and cute and super fun.
Thanksgiving is just around the corner and it’s time to celebrate and be thankful! Here is a roundup of all of my favorite Thanksgiving activities to do, make, and talk about with the kids. It is the perfect time of year to slow down and spend some quality time talking with your kids about being thankful each and every day. From a tree that helps kids talk about what they are thankful for each day, to a creative turkey day centerpiece that lets the kids get crafty at the dinning room table – there is a project here that is bound to thrill and delight you and your kiddos!
The cool fall weather brings movie night back to our house. It is one of our favorite family things to do when the weather turns cold and the days get shorter. Snuggling up together with a good movie and our favorite movies means good memories and sweet treats to share. Movie night is never complete without popcorn of some kind. Here is an extra special popcorn treat that is as fun to make as it is to eat! Microwave Caramel corn is a fun project to do with the kids and an extra special movie night treat!
If you are at home with your kids, or you pack them a lunch to eat at school, this is a fun way to give them a healthy lunch a that will make them laugh. Tiny candy eyeballs can turn any sandwich into a silly monster that will make lunch full of silly fun. A great way to celebrate Halloween with a lunch that they won’t soon forget because, well…it’s looking back at them! This is a great way to make a silly Halloween lunch that takes little to no extra time!
Need a super quick, super cute Halloween snack for you kids to share at school that is healthy and nutritious? Here is a healthy alternative to the normal trick or treat type Halloween candy treat. Festive orange solo cups turned into little monster popcorn holders and ghostly string cheese make for a healthy snack that the kids will be super excited to share with their class. The best part is, it will only take you a few minutes to prepare and your kids will get a kick out of this. They can even help too!