Classic Glittery Christmas Stocking Craft

Classic glittery stocking craft for kids to make

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 out together, so they're exactly the same shape and size. I punched holes around the edge ...

Christmas Flashlight Scavenger Hunt for Kids

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

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 bows! With one exception. No lights were to be turned on. Just ...

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

Easy peanut butter candies to make 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 Parents, so it would be something that just the ...

Tips for Traveling with Kids for the Holidays

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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 lot, which makes me in need of some traveling tips from some of the ...