25 Christmas Countdown Ideas & Advent Calendar Activities

25 Christmas Countdown Ideas & Advent Calendar Activities

25 Christmas Countdown Ideas and activities perfect for toddlers, kids, teens and family! I don't know about you but once December 1st rolls around, my kids turn into math wizards -- they are able to let you know at a moments notice how ma...
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Thanksgiving Gratitude Photo Scavenger Hunt Game {w/free printable!}

Print this free Thanksgiving Photo Gratitude Scavenger Hunt that you play with your smartphone & get the whole family involved in showing why they are thankful this year! I was thinking a new game would be fun for all ages -- we love t...
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14 Christmas Websites & Online Games for Kids

Enjoy these fun Christmas websites & online educational games for kids in December and over winter break! It's nice to have some go-to websites when kids ask "Can I have some computer time?" -- I really don't like them just searching G...
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Christmas Games for Kids: Gingerbread Scavenger Hunt

Enjoys this Gingerbread Scavenger Hunt -- a fun Christmas game to play with kids and SO easy to put together!  When our family visits during the holidays, we've been known to entertain them with a few minute-to-win-it holiday challeng...
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25 Free Christmas Books Online & Read Aloud Stories for the Holidays

A wonderful list of FREE read aloud books online for Christmas and winter holidays is sure to inspire holiday reading!  One of our most loved and read posts is Finding Free Kids Books Online -- so I thought we should create a special ...
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Indoor Winter Games for Kids: Holiday Charades or Pictionary {w/free printable}

Enjoy some time inside with these fun holiday & winter themed charade or pictionary games for kids and families! This week, I've realized that winter is coming.  Scratch that – winter is here (at least in most of the country).&...
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Gift Ideas for Book Lovers that Aren't Books

Gift Ideas for Book Lovers that Aren't Books

Got bookworms? Try giving these gift ideas that aren't books!We have a LOT of books in our house as you might suspect from our numerous kids' book lists!One of the things I did well as a parent was to raise readers -- I always found a way t...
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23 Jingle Bell Craft Ideas & STEM Activities for Kids

23 Jingle Bell Craft Ideas & STEM Activities for Kids

These jingle bell crafts ideas and learning activities are easy, fun and perfect to use year-round! There's just something magical about the sound of a jingle bell. Honestly, I think they are one of my favorite musical instruments -- not to...
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Christmas Around the World Activity {with free printable game!}

Christmas Around the World Activity {with free printable game!}

Christmas is a wonderful time to introduce your kids to traditions and cultures from around the world! If you think about many of the holiday traditions you have in your family, I'll bet they were handed down through generations and have s...
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DIY Christmas Stocking Ornament Craft for Kids

DIY Christmas Stocking Ornament Craft for Kids

It's always fun to pull out some simple craft activities & family ideas during the holidays!Nothing complicated -- just something the kids enjoy creating and that usually involves something sparkly :)And kids adore making ornaments to h...
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Healthy Gingerbread House Ideas

Let's talk Gingerbread Houses today!Tis the season for family-friendly activities and building a gingerbread house is a time-honored tradition for so many families. Not to mention, it's a SUPER fun lesson in engineering principles for ...
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The Amazing Scents of Christmas: A Sensory Activity for Kids

Have you ever had an experience where a certain smell brings back memories? It happens to me every year at this time -- the scents of Christmas take me back to years past. The wonderful aroma of cookies, the amazing smell of a fresh tree --...
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Creating an Interactive Advent Calendar for the Holidays

 This shop has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.   One of the holiday traditions that we look forward to the most in our family is having an Advent Calendar.  I remembe...
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8 Christmas Learning Activities Kids will LOVE

  It's always fun to link the holidays to some learning activities and we found quite a few at this week's Discover & Explore December Holiday Fun!  Squeeze a few of these great activities into the season to keep the kids thin...
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25 Ways to Simplify Christmas & Enjoy the Holidays

Enjoy time with family this year with these simple activities that make Christmas memorable! I'm sure that right now, you're in the midst of holiday craziness -- is your mind going a mile a minute?  When do I need to mail the gifts?&nb...
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