The holiday season is here, whether you like it or not. Cozy [matching] pajamas, big meals, lots of pie, and lots of wine… because the kids are out of school 🙂
One great way to get them excited for the holidays is giving them jobs and activities to do that will ‘help’ you out. Last Thanksgiving we hosted family and I had the kids help me with a couple of crafts for before dinner as well as baking some sweet treats for their family and neighborhood friends.
Turkey Crafts – last year we made little turkeys and had everyone write what they were thankful for on each feather. The kids then all had the chance to glue the feathers on the turkeys and have them as a keepsake from the day together. [whoa this is advanced! Back in the day you just made handprint, drew a face on it and called it a turkey] There are a few options…
Option 1 – buy the kit… no one is judging. Amazon has a great one for you, here!
Option 2 – for those crafty mamas, get good old construction paper and cut out shapes to help everyone make their turkeys. Here is a great tutorial!
Place-card Projects – to get creative with your place-cards use your kids. What you’ll need are colorful leaves from outside (get the kids to grab them for you), some clothes pins, markers, and glue. [oh this sounds v boho chic] This quick tutorial will help you make these with the kids and give a nice personal touch to your tablescape, or for the kids table!
Rice Crispy Turkey Treats – These are perfect for class parties or the kids table desserts after your Thanksgiving meal. You don’t need to make your own rice crispy treats, buy them ahead of time and just have the kids decorate – follow the link for step by step instructions!
DIY Cookie Kits – You still have time to order from Etsy! These DIY cookie kits have the cookies come to you in all sorts of fun fall shapes. They provide the icing and decorations so kids can all create together… then eat! [do these taste good though? I feel like the decorative cookies always taste like cardboard]
What are some things you have your kids help with around the holidays? Tell me, because I’m ready to steal your ideas!!