The Penny Whistle Any Day Is a Holiday Book is a great book that has wonderful ideas for different days to celebrate with a party. With 24 different party themes one is able to host a party for even the smallest things like getting your braces off or loosing a tooth. All you have to do is grab the materials listed and have fun!Is there a … Continue reading Book Review: The Penny Whistle Any Day is a Holiday Party Book
Family Volley has a great craft to make Easter Egg Garland with the plastic Easter Eggs. Please stop by and see a detail of how they made it! Photo by Family Volley Do you have a fun Easter Craft that you do every year? Please share! Ashley Myers Continue reading Kids Kornor: Easter Egg Garland
Seems such a waste to throw away beautiful greeting cards from friends and family that took the time to write and send them. So what can you do with those cards? Upcycle them! These are great indoor activities for children: Make gift tags. Why spend money on new ones when you can make your own? Here’s a video to show you how it’s done Make … Continue reading Christmas craft: What can you do with old Christmas cards?
On the eve of December 6th, children would put their shoes outside their room in hopes that St. Nick would fill them with goodies. St. Nick legend was that he helped a poor man with his three daughters dowry in order for them to get married. Not wanting to embarras the father, St. Nick decided to go in the night and dropped off the three … Continue reading St. Nicholas
Wow, I can’t believe how fast the year is going. Can you believe that it is going to be July next week? Man does the time fly fast! It isn’t too late to get some 4th of July crafts and activities for next week. Craft: Take a large piece of blue construction paper.Cut red and white streamers (or tissue paper) into long strips (@ 12″).Have … Continue reading 4th of July Crafts and Activities!
Puffy eggs from construction paper: Cut two sheets of paper in oval shapes. Design with crayons, pain or sparkles, staple together leaving small area open. Fill with tissue or cotton balls and staple closed. Decorating dyed eggs: using stickers allows little ones to be involved with eater preparations. Place rubber bands around the eggs and then dip them in the dye. Keep the rubber band in … Continue reading Kids Korner: Easter Egg Ideas
Show some green around your house on St. Patrick’s day with very little effort. Make Green pancakes- just add green dye to the pancake batter Make Green Mashed potatoes- just add green dye to the potatoes (or better yet make mashed cauliflower) Sandwich shaped like a clover: use a cookie cutter to cut out the bread into the shape Have Green Milk: just add green … Continue reading Little Ways to add Green to St Patrick’s Day
If you know my family, then you know that every Christmas Eve, for as long as I can remember, we have celebrated the Feast of the Seven Fishes. Growing up we never really got to all seven fishes, but now with my brother (the chef) we always have seven fishes! Bacala, anchovies and smelts are what my mom grew up with. Now we may have … Continue reading Feast of the Seven Fishes
At the age of seven, my oldest son asked me to settle an argument in which he claimed the Easter Bunny was not real. I told him he was correct. A few minutes later he came back asking, “Does that mean that Santa Claus isn’t real either?” When I answered positively, he couldn’t believe that all those present really came from us (after all, we … Continue reading Moms to Moms: Dealing with the Santa Question
St Nicholas (Father Christmas) is the historical Santa Clause. He was Bishop of Myra, Asia Minor (near modern Finke, Turkey) around the year 325 AD. HIs traditional feast day is December 6. There are several legends about him which are summarized below. All have the same basic theme: he was the ultimate anonymous gift giver. He also did not expect a return for his good … Continue reading The Progression of Santa Clause