November 2012

Create your own "Tree of Thanks"

A great way for your family to display the things you are thankful for.

Each Thanksgiving I like to create a “Tree of Thanks.” This tree makes it easy for the entire family to display what they are thankful for this particular Thanksgiving. If you want, you can save them each year and spend some time reviewing the previous year's Tree of Thanks. I haven't done this, but it would be an excellent family activity if you have the time.

Winter wreath craft for kids

Learn about winter while having fun

Younger children love to learn while completing hands-on activities. As a homeschool mom, I have seen this time and time again. If you have a preschool or kindergarten age child, it is a good idea to go over the seasons with them by making a wreath. Previously, I wrote about how to create a fall wreath. Today, I'll explain how you can help your child make a wreath that represents the winter.

Santa handprint craft

Get kids in the mood for Christmas

Christmas is quickly approaching. I'm almost completely done with my Christmas shopping, so I've moved on to playing the Chipmunk's Christmas CD and having my kids make Christmas crafts. Our newest one is making a handprint Santa. If you have children under the age of 10, you'll want to give this craft a try.

You will need the following items to make your handprint Santa:

  • Construction paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush