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 boys and I ...

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 ...

Craft Stick Christmas Tree Ornaments

Make a sparkly craft stick Christmas tree ornament with the kids

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. And I had the perfect star for the Christmas tree! I'm ...