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Sewing Cards from Recycled Greeting Cards

Kids Sewing Cards from recycled Christmas or birthday cards

STOP! Before you put those Christmas cards into the recycling bin - okay, I admit, it's probably still a few days until you do that, right? - anyway, before you do, I suggest you save your favourites to make a set of simple sewing cards! Great for preschoolers and children in the early school years, … [Read more...]

Free Printable Reindeer Gift Card Holder

Free Printable Reindeer Gift Card Holder

I admit I struggle to give gift cards as gifts as I love the act of choosing and wrapping a gift for people who are special to me. However, with teenagers to gift to, I find that a gift card is often right there at the top of their gift list! Fortunately, gifting a gift card doesn't have to be … [Read more...]

8 Christmas Websites Your Kids Will Love!

Christmas Websites Your Kids Will Love Exploring

School's out, the present shopping done and the wrapping (and cleaning!) begun, so I feel like we can take a bit of time to relax and enjoy the last few days before Christmas. We've been making decorations, cards and treats, watching a holiday movie or two, reading lots of our favourite Christmas … [Read more...]

The Best Chocolate Peppermint Bark Recipe Ever

Chocolate Peppermint Bark Recipe

This will be the fourth Christmas since my youngest sister moved to live overseas. If ever there is a time to miss those you love who you can't be with, it's Christmastime. My sister is a great cook and I remember the Christmas before she moved she shared some delicious peppermint bark she had made. … [Read more...]

4 Ingredient No Churn Gingerbread Ice Cream – Two Ways

4 Ingredient No Churn Gingerbread Ice Cream. So simple to make and deliciously festive.

Ice blocks, icy poles, popsicles, iced lollies, in cones or on a stick.  If you are like us and spend most of your Christmas break trying to escape the heat and stay cool you don’t mind how your frozen treats are presented as long as they are icy cold.  But if you live on the colder side of the … [Read more...]

5 Fun Christmas Busy Bags

5 Fun Christmas Themed Busy Bags for Preschoolers

Christmas is coming around so quickly! In today’s post I'm sharing five Christmas themed busy bag ideas to keep the little ones entertained between now and the big day so you can get stuff done.  Going on a plane trip this holiday season? Got some family dinners at restaurants planned? Or just want … [Read more...]

Christmas Tree Cakes

Christmas tree cakes and one bowl cake recipe: Cooking with kids

These little Christmas tree cakes are perfect for older children to make by themselves and for younger children to help bake and then decorate.  They make a great take-along dish for class breakups and Christmas get-togethers as they are easy to prepare and look super cute. In fact, they also make a … [Read more...]

Lego Mosaics for Kids: 3 Printable Christmas Building Challenges

3 Printable Lego Mosaic Patterns

I have been thinking that a new Lego mosaic building challenge is well overdue, and given the rapidly approaching holiday Christmas just had to be the theme for this latest round of printable mosaic designs. Just like the previous Lego mosaic challenges - the circus themed and animal themed … [Read more...]