More Thanksgiving Crafts for Families
We host Thanksgiving at our house and I have to say, after six years of doing so, we have a pretty good system going on. So much so, that I usually get a good run in the morning and have plenty of time to do my favorite thing – watch the Macy’s Day Parade with a few cups of coffee.
After years of growing up in a house where my mom hosted 35 people for Thanksgiving, we, my mom included, relish the relaxed atmosphere. But we really try to kick off the holidays with family in mind and we try to do something special or different every year. Last year, we made these adorable napkin rings and I am telling you, they were the hugest hit. We laughed our heads off (no pun intended). Unfortunately, they were such a hit that people wanted to take theirs home and we don’t have them anymore – kind of a bummer when we host the same people year after year.
But I feel like this is a good opportunity to share Family Fun as a kids’ craft resource. It’s been around forever in magazine form but when I found it a couple of years ago on-line, I thought I had uncovered a hidden gem. Turns out, I was just late to the party. But my guess is that there may be others who don’t know about it either – especially new moms – so if you’re one of them, this holiday season, check it out. They are such a great resource for crafts and recipes geared toward kids and you can search by type and by age, which is really great when you want to do something WITH your kids. Also, people who have actually done the projects can comment on whether it worked out or not and sometimes will say whether or not it was actually appropriate for the age recommended. I will do a post of my favorite go-to craft sites in the near future but this one saves me all the time when I’m doing something for the kids and I have never been disappointed with the results.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.
- E-family news: Thanksgiving Lessons for Children – Celebrating Gratitude & Family
- Bright Horizons Online Community: Thanksgiving Activities for Kids
- Bright Horizons Online Community: What Are Your Children Thankful For?
- Read more posts about Thanksgiving and from the Family Room blogger