Archive for November, 2008

Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Posted on November 21, 2008. Filed under: Holiday Fun |

Here’s a Thanksgiving decoration your kids can make.  I had my 18-month-old help me and he had so much fun he was mad when we were finished!

You will need:  1 rectangular box (I used a diaper box), a large circular container or lid (I used a #10 can) scissors, crayons, a stapler, and packing tape

To start, cut the bottom and top off the box so it’s just the sides.  Cut one of the long sides off, so you have one long side remaining with a short side attached on both sides.  On the side you cut off, trace a circle and cut it out.  This will be the body of a turkey.  Cut out a long oval shape for the turkey head and neck (I used the section of cardboard that comes apart from the box handles.  Color the circle brown, and draw a turkey face and gobble on the oval piece.

On the long side of the 3 section cardboard piece, trace a circle in the middle bottom of the box (use the same circle pattern as for the turkey body).  Using your child’s hand, trace hand patterns around the circle and color them in.  Staple the turkey neck to the front of the turkey body.  Tape the turkey body into the circle pattern.  Write Happy Thanksgiving on the top or side if desired.

Take the two side pieces and tape them together in the back so it will stand alone.  Display at your Thanksgiving activities and dinner!

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Bubbles Bubbles Bubbles!

Posted on November 14, 2008. Filed under: Toddler Games |

This toddler activity should be supervised! I had lots of fun with Bridger pulling out some bubbles.  Sometimes he held the little stick while I blew into it, but mostly he just had a blast chasing the bubbles around.  Bubbles are easy to find if you have a dollar store nearby, and they can be tons of indoor and outdoor fun.

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Raking the Leaves

Posted on November 5, 2008. Filed under: Family Activities |

A great way to maximize the beatiful fall weather is spending some time out in the leaves.  Rake them, jump in them, crush them, or just throw them around.  This activity is good for kids and adults of all ages.  It is fun, refreshing, and a great way to get some exercise.

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