20 homemade Christmas cards by kids

20 Homemade Christmas Cards Made by the Kids

I send Christmas cards to the family every year. Usually a simple photo card that I make using an online photo service. But I know it would mean so much more to give homemade Christmas cards to the family, especially close family [trying to be realistic about actually doing it!]. Even if it’s in the […]

Make a quick and easy Santa hat Christmas card

Homemade Santa Hat Christmas Card

While I may be [painstakingly] addressing our family Christmas cards to family and friends… I took a break and Henry and I decorated a quick and simple, Santa hat Christmas card. More craftiness comes from those Ella’s Kitchen baby food pouch caps! Check out the craft stick Christmas tree ornament we made with them, as […]

10 ways to go on a Christmas scavenger hunt with the kids, from finding lights to free printables to a hunt at the mall.

10 Ways to Go on a Christmas Scavenger Hunt

As you probably know, I absolutely love scavenger hunts for kids. Why not make a Christmas scavenger hunt for them to go on?! We’ve did one last week and the boys got such a kick out of it, I’ve decided to go on a hunt to find more Christmas scavenger hunts for them to try! […]

Classic glittery stocking craft for kids to make

Classic Glittery Christmas Stocking Craft

This has got to be one of the most classic crafts we’ve made, especially for Christmas, but since its a classic, we just had to make this simple Christmas stocking craft! I cut out two pieces of red scrapbook paper in a stocking shape. Nothing fancy, just a giant ‘J’ pretty much. I cut them […]

Go on a Christmas scavenger hunt looking for Christmas bows in the dark - flashlights!

Christmas Flashlight Scavenger Hunt for Kids

Alrighty kids, let’s go on a flashlight scavenger hunt! A quick activity to set up. I grabbed some Christmas bows from my wrapping paper stash and stuck them around the boys’ rooms upstairs while it was almost time for dinner. Super simple! I called the boys to go on a scavenger hunt for some Christmas […]

Easy peanut butter candies to make WITH the kids

Peanut Butter Cup Christmas Candies: Easy Holiday Baking with the Kids

One of our holiday traditions, every year, is to bake Christmas candies with my mom and sister-in-law. The boys usually don’t participate too much, they just play and have a good time, while us adults have a great time too! This year, I included it as part of our Christmas countdown activity chain that I shared on PBS […]

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Tips for Traveling with Kids for the Holidays

Thanksgiving and Christmas, probably the two most traveled times of the year. Especially as a family… which usually means road trips! I know with having three boys in the van for our trips, things can sometimes get a little hectic and overwhelming. I’m by no means an expert in traveling because we don’t do it a […]

Make a sparkly craft stick Christmas tree ornament with the kids

Craft Stick Christmas Tree Ornaments

I’ve had colored craft sticks in my craft cupboard for ages and never really had any ideas for them. Then it hit me that we could make adorable craft stick Christmas tree ornaments! I spotted ideas for these awhile back when I collected the 30 homemade Christmas ornaments ideas, and found one from Mom Spotted. […]

Decorate a Christmas tree by painting with caps

Decorate a Christmas Tree with Ella’s Kitchen Baby Food Pouch Caps

The boys decorated a simple Christmas tree craft by painting with, our sponsor, Ella’s Kitchen baby food pouch caps. I am incredibly excited to be partnering with Ella’s Kitchen this month to give you some fun holiday crafts, that are easy to make, fun to give to family, and great for creating memories with your […]

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5 Beginning Reader Books for Kids JUST Learning to Read

Henry is just in the beginning stages of actually reading, so I’m just starting to be on the lookout for some really easy beginning reader books that he can start with. The books I chose are very simple, easy beginning reader books that will help build Henry’s confidence in reading. Starting simple, with what he knows […]