Tag: Family Activities

Chocolate covered pretzels

Chocolate Covered Pretzels by Fran W Chocolate covered pretzels are really easy and fun to make at any age, and they make a great gift too!To make your own, you will need…1-2 1lb Bags of real chocolate chipsPretzel Rods or your favorite shaped pretzel – 1 Large bag/container or 2 […]

Make Holiday Gift Wrap

Homemade Gift Wrap by Fran W. Kids feel a sense of accomplishment and independence when they make their own gifts. Encourage them to wrap their gifts up in a special way by using inexpensive items that can be found around the house! Turn paper into boxes, decorate a lunch or […]

Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix

One of our favorite winter treats is a steamy hot cup of cocoa and to meet the needs and tastes of everyone in the house, we make our own hot cocoa base and add the items we like the most. 1/2 c Powdered cocoa 3/4 c Natural sugar 1/2 […]

Sweet and Spicy Nuts

Sweet and Spicy Peanuts are a BIG favorite in my family, and my kids and I often make large batches to give to family and friends. I hope your family and friends enjoy them as well!To make them, you will need…2 T Melted Butter 1/4 c Honey 1/8 tsp […]

Reindeer Games and Activities

Diorama from Reindeer/Caribou Reindeer Games on Funschooling & Recreational Learning Reindeer/Caribou Are you interested in learning about reindeer a.k.a caribou? Click on this link and learn about these beautiful creatures, make a diorama with the information learned about them, play some games and watch a short video of them […]

Word Games – December

I hear a lot parents say that they would like to use a more relaxed approach when it comes to educating their kids, and the month of December is a great time to begin doing that. With all the festive things to do around town and fun activities […]

December Activities

December Activity Calendar by Fran W Every month we make a list of the things we want to do, make and learn. Some things are done as a family, some are done individually. Since there are so many things to do this month, and so many events, we […]

Holiday and Winter Origami

Holiday Origami by Fran W We started having fun folding paper when my oldest child was about 6 years old and we’ve been finding ways to incorporate it into our lives ever since. One year we added origami presents and cranes to a Christmas tree, another we offered a bunch […]

Christmas/Holiday Cards

Making our own greeting cards for friends and family members is a fun holiday tradition in my household, and when the card making stuff comes out, everyone joins in!Over the years we have collected quite a few things that help us create one-of-a-kind cards, but when we were starting […]

Christmas/Holiday House

Turn a recycled milk or juice carton into a Christmas or seasonally themed house!To make one you will need:A clean 1/2 gallon carton (milk, juice, tea, etc.), construction paper, scissors, Christmas or winter themed stickers, glue, and markers Optional: Craft knife, yellow tissue paper, glow stick or battery powered candle, old magazines, clip-art, […]