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!
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.
We are in full blown summer mode as of this week, so be prepared to be bombarded on A Spotted Pony with kid crafts, projects, and activities! When the kids are home for the summer they are my number one priority, so other projects get put on hold while we make memories during the summer! I figure, why not share it all with you in case you need some inspiration with summer time activities. Here is a super simple craft project that you can do with the kids to create a fantastic patriotic windsock to help decorate outside for the fourth f July holiday! It is super inexpensive to make, helps kids work on patterns, colors, and cutting, and is super cute swaying in the wind outdoors to boot. Grab some plastic disposable table cloths in red white and blue and get ready to do a craft with the kids to celebrate independence.
I officially have two kids and school, and I love the idea of them helping make little gifts to give the kids in their class during the holiday season. I like the idea of them making something that they can give that is simple, and inexpensive, and most importantly gives them the experience of giving! These little Reindeer noses treat bags are as adorable as can be and are not only fun to make, but fun for the kids to give as well. Some free printables, small gift bags and whoppers candies make this gift kid friendly and fun!
We are less than a week from Thanksgiving and at our house it is all about turkeys this year. After reading a dozen books from the library and at school about turkeys, the kids are excited to celebrate Thanksgiving with our families. We spent a lot of time this month talking about the things, and people that we are thankful for and really try to help the kids see this holiday as a chance to give thanks for what they have. Here is a cute turkey craft that does just that. A paper plate and construction paper transform into a cute way to display what the kids are thankful for.