I am so excited to finally start a Halloween tree in our house this year! And that has led to the inevitable – DIY salt dough Halloween ornaments!
We are such a huge fan of salt dough ornaments in my house, so this was so much fun for both of my kids.
One of the things I love most about salt dough ornaments is that it is a really great activity for the kids that can be broken down into different phases and spread out over days or even weeks. It’s also a great way to get them in the Halloween spirit without needing candy!
Are you ready to blow your kids’ mind? Want the best October yet? You can actually get a Halloween Advent calendar to savor every single spectacular day of October…plan every single Halloween-ish activity…and truly savor the weirdest, most bizarre holiday ever.
I am a huge holiday person, but Christmas has always taken center stage once the weather starts cooling off. But as my kids get older, Halloween has become more and more exciting! So when I discovered these Halloween Advent calendars (also called Halloween countdown calendars), I felt like I hit the jackpot!
Hygge, the age-old Danish concept of happiness, has traveled the high seas and is working it’s way through the American culture. Its popularity isn’t surprising – Denmark is consistently ranked as the happiest country in the world. So why wouldn’t we want to take a page from their book?
Christmas is no exception. In fact, if there was ever a time you should work on increasing the hygge in your life, it would be the holidays – and this year could definitely use a little hygge!
As luck would have it, Christmas and hygge go hand-in-hand, so adding hygge to the holiday season is easy and enjoyable.
Starting a summer journal with your kids is a really amazing activity to do with them and it can be so, so easy!
One of the things that makes this summer activity extra important is that it’s a great way to spend quality time with your kids, whether you’ve been with them all day or not.
Getting them into the habit of journaling is also really important because it’s such a great stress reliever and important skill to bring into adulthood…so why not start them young?
It will also be so much fun and provide great memories to look back on!
So DO IT THIS YEAR! Get your kids a notebook and use one of these easy journal ideas to make it a daily endeavor:
The holidays are finally here! This is, without a doubt, my favorite time of year and nothing rings in Christmas better than a really fun Advent calendar! These Advent calendar fillers for kids are great ideas if you want to make your own calendar this year…which is a really, really fun choice!
The best part about using your own DIY Advent calendar for your kids is that you have complete control over the fillers that you use. They can be elaborate monogrammed gifts or completely free activities that you do as a family, candy and trinkets, or games and arts and crafts!
You can go in any direction…and more importantly, you can incorporate all of these ideas to mix things up a bit!
One of my favorite parts of the holiday season is all the fun crafts that I get to do with my kids. Whether to use for decorations or save for gifts, it’s such a great way to be festive and make the most of the season. Which is what makes these DIY Christmas ornament kits for kids so awesome.
They come with all the supplies your child will need to complete a Christmas ornament and then you can save it to use as a gift, or decorate your own tree with them!
But more importantly, this is such a fun way to spend a holiday afternoon with the kids…and you don’t need to pull out all of your own supplies. These will come with everything.
And if you use an Advent calendar like we do, these are PERFECT fillers that go beyond just candy or trinkets.
I hope you get a chance to try one of these craft kits! Have a fun and happy holiday season!
The holiday season is finally upon us and one of the best ways to help usher in the first big day is with these fun Halloween movies for kids!
Nothing makes Halloween more fun than a bunch of kids that are really excited to celebrate and Halloween movies are such a great way to get the holiday started early.
Some of these movies are creepy (but still good for kids) and others are just cute and fun…but all are Halloween-themed!
So update your Netflix queue with these great Halloween movies for kids and cozy up with some popcorn. This is a great way to spend a rainy October afternoon (or weekend).