Super Easy Ornaments Christmas Kids Craft Ideas

Christmas time is a big time for different crafts in our house. We take the whole month of December off in our homeschool from our regular studies and add in different baking, crafting, and hands on learning ideas. These super easy to make ornaments Christmas kids craft ideas was a perfect fit for our first week off. We invited some friends over to make them with us, the craft was easy enough for little ones, and fun enough for the bigger kids to enjoy. Even if the big kids waited to make … [Read more...]

Over 50 Festive and Delicious Christmas Recipes

94% of people celebrate at least 1 winter holiday (Christmas, Kwanza, Hanukkah). Christmas is typically the largest economic stimulus for many nations around the world as sales increase dramatically in almost all retail areas. The Christmas holiday just in the United States brings in over $3 trillion. It brings in a lot of extra jobs around the world, and maybe a few extra pounds for the average person  ;-) ! Candy canes are a Christmas must which there are 1.76 billion made every year, 19 … [Read more...]

50+ Awesome, Quick, and Easy Kids Craft Ideas For Christmas

It is kind of crazy to think that Christmas is right around the corner. Every year it seems to sneak up on me! The Christmas season is so busy for so many people, with gifts to purchase, food to make, family gatherings to attend, lists like this with 50+ Easy kids craft ideas for Christmas to look through, and more.   We have done a few things to make the season as slow as possible in our house. First off, because we homeschool year round we take the whole month of December off in our … [Read more...]

Christmas Around The World

When Christmas time comes I work hard to teach my kids the REAL meaning behind the season. I also try to teach my children about how other countries celebrate Christmas differently then we do. A perfect way to do that is to visit the Christmas Around The World exhibit at Meijer Garden's. We visit Fredrick Meijer Gardens frequently during the spring and summer. I have always had great intentions of going to their wonderful Christmas exhibit, but things always get busy during the holidays, … [Read more...]

Festive Christmas Learning Ideas that are Memorable and Fun

One of the things that I love doing in our homeschool is doing fun activities with our kids to teach them the true meanings of each of the holidays. Mother Goose Time always makes sure to include holiday celebrations in their monthly shipments. Every month there is a holiday one of your packages will be any holidays celebrated during that month. Today I am going to give you a look into our recent festive Christmas learning ideas from our Mother Goose Time curriculum. When going over each of … [Read more...]

Over 100 Gift Ideas For Boys

Welcome to another gift guide! This gift guide is for anyone who is looking for a gift idea for boys. Since I have 5 boys we have plenty of experience in what toys are worth the money and what ones are just not worth it. Most of the items on this list are Gift ideas that we have in our house, they are used regularly, and actually hold up to the use of boys. Because lets face it boys are just rougher with their things then girls are. There is something on this list for everyone. From arts … [Read more...]

50+ Gift Ideas For The High Spirited Child

  Welcome to my Christmas Gift Guide for the high spirited child! Some of us over at iHomeschool Network are putting together a Niche filled gift guide in many different categories. With all the different guides there is something for everyone on your holiday gift list this year. I have parents ask me regularly what are some gift ideas for the high spirited child since I have a few of them. They want things to keep the kiddos busy but don't want to put them in front of a … [Read more...]

Christmas Sensory Bin

I love putting together sensory bins for the kids. This is one that I put together last Christmas for the kids during a period of time when I was pretty sick. I gave the kids something to keep them busy and let me rest on the couch and try to feel better. Because I was sick I didn't end up getting this bin posted last year, so here it is now! Whats Inside: Slippery Spheres (water beads) Grow your own christmas sponges I found at the Dollar Store Water Cups This is what the bin … [Read more...]

Christmas Cookie Bonanza!!! Part 1

We spent the entire day a couple Sundays ago making Christmas goodies, LOTS of different goodies!! Day 1 We started working at 11:00am and didn't get everything done and cleaned up until 8:30 at night, Day 2 we worked for another 6 hours ! It was exhausting but we made lots of fun memories and had a great time together. We even had 1 of the neighbor girls helping us make cookies. We make homemade goodies every year to pass out to neighbors, family, friends, and of course some to eat for … [Read more...]

Christmas Art Projects

One of the things I try to keep out for the kids is an open ended art projects, they can create what ever they want with a few different materials. With Christmas being so close of course I added Christmas art projects activities starting with a Christmas Tree paper punch, some smaller sheets of red and green construction paper, and some Christmas stickers. As soon as Ethan saw this on this was added to the shelves he was very excited, and got right to work. He was in such a hurry to start he … [Read more...]