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November 24, 2020

Creative Crafts

Pumpkin Pie Coasters

This craft is almost sweeter than pie you will have for dessert!

Turkey Napkin Holders

You will love helping set the table by making these adorable napkin holders!

Fun Activities

Pass the Story

Get the whole family involved and let your storytelling imagination go wild!

Turkey Trot Game

Turkey Trot is the perfect game to burn off some energy before or after your holiday meal!

Yummy Recipes

Mini (Leftover) Turkey Pot Pies

Leftover Turkey Pot Pies are a great way to use Thanksgiving leftovers like turkey, carrots, onions, celery, even pie crust. Make them in individual mini-size portions for the kids!

Turkey-Shaped Turkey Sandwich

Thanksgiving leftovers never looked so cute!


November 17, 2020

Creative Crafts

Gratitude Pie

This pie may look good enough to eat, but it's actually an interactive spinner that reveals things your whole family is thankful for.

Turkey Place Card Holders

These easy place card holders are super simple to make and so adorable -everyone at your dinner will love them.

Fun Activities

Indoor Treasure Hunt

Stuck in the house? Try a classic treasure hunt or scavenger hunt that's fun for the whole family!

Turkey Feathers

Entertain the entire family for hours with this fun Thanksgiving Game!

Yummy Recipes

Hot Chocolate Bar

Cooler temperatures and the holidays go hand-in-hand with hot chocolate, and there is no better way to celebrate this special time of year with your loved ones than with a fun hot chocolate bar!

Turkey Cheese Ball

This little turkey is almost too adorable to eat... almost!!!


November 10, 2020

Creative Crafts

Crayon Turkeys

The kids will not only love making this cool project, but they will also be able to draw some beautiful pictures after your Thanksgiving feast!

Painted Rocks & Leaves Centerpiece

On your next family walk around the neighborhood, collect some fallen leaves, stones, and pine cones to turn into this fun centerpiece perfect for your holiday table this year.

Fun Activities

Balloon Tennis

Are you stuck inside? Too rainy to get outside? Kids still need to get the wiggles out and a stuck indoors day can mean a ton of unused energy. If your kids seem like they are climbing the walls, then try this easy (and cheap) balloon tennis game.

Camp in the Great Indoors

This indoor camping party will have everyone saying Life’s an Adventure, in unison!

Yummy Recipes

13 Fun Thanksgiving Recipes for Kids (and Grown Ups!)

Thanksgiving menus are loaded with mouthwatering, delicious choices from turkey to pie – but are you looking for some recipe inspiration for the kids this festive season? Take a look at these fun Thanksgiving recipes for kids that they will enjoy making, and love “gobbling” up!

Pilgrim Hat Cookies

Everyone will love making these fun Thanksgiving treats!


November 3, 2020

Creative Crafts

Tabletop Turkey

You won't believe how easy this little guy is to make and such a fun way to decorate your dinner table.

Turkey Windsocks

Need a quick and easy Thanksgiving kids craft? These adorable turkey windsocks made from a recycled tin can, ribbon, Elmer’s glue, and crafty odds and ends are the cutest Thanksgiving turkeys around!

Fun Activities

Fall Day at a Park

Fall in here and our parks are so beautiful right now. Visit a local park and bring along a tree or bird guidebook or just enjoy all of the falling leaves and gourgous colors.

Peanut Butter Bird Treats

The birds in your neighborhood will be rejoicing when they discover these peanut butter bird treats!

Yummy Recipes

Owl Veggie Tray

So fun to make and so adorable that everyone "hoooo" is cool will love eating these vegetables!!!

Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats

Pumpkin season isn't over yet! These little cuties are not only fun to make - they are yummy too!


October 27, 2020

Creative Crafts

Cheesecloth Ghosts

Create some BOOtiful ghosts at home!

Spooky Mansion

This mansion is so spooktacular that every ghost & goblin in town will want to move in!

Fun Activities

Halloween Bingo

Download these adorable (and free) Halloween inspired bingo cards - you can even make your own markers with candy corn... just be careful not to eat them all!

Yummy Recipes

Dirt Pudding Pumpkin Patch

This is the coolest dessert ever! You will love making it and for sure love eating it!

Ghost Crackers

So adorable you might not want to eat them!


October 20, 2020

Creative Crafts

Halloween Wreath

Craft this quick-and-easy Halloween wreath with natural materials found in your backyard. Hang the final Halloween wreath from your front door for a haunting display!

Paper Cup Ghost with Glowing Noses

Quick and easy to make these fun little ghosts will help make your Halloween decorations extra spooky!

Fun Activities

Ghoulish Tin Can Bowling

It is a great way to upcycle some of those old baked bean cans and turn them into a fun filled Halloween crafty afternoon followed by a great Halloween party game!

Pumpkin Carving Contest

Five tips to a fun - no stress night of pumpkin carving!

Yummy Recipes

Halloween Spinach Dip

It's so scrumptiously spooky... fun to make and yummy to eat!!

Make Pumpkin Anything!

Don't stop at lattes and puree. Bake pumpkin bread or muffins, try pumpkin pancakes, toast pumpkin seeds, make pumpkin lasagna, or make a batch of pumpkin-based soup—just to name a few.

Popcorn Pumpkin Balls

Everyone loves popcorn and these little pumpkins make it extra fun to eat!


October 13, 2020

Creative Crafts

Scarecrow Mason Jar

You will have so much fun making this adorable scarecrow - it’s not only a cool project, it's a fun decoration for your house!

Fun Activities

Go Pumpkin Picking

Head to a pumpkin patch to find the perfect pumpkins for an October-themed doorstep or natural fall décor inside. You can also carve or paint on it! This is just one or our local favorites!

Play Touch Football

Take advantage before the weather really turns cold to play a game of touch football with family. Head to a local park or play in your backyard. Enjoy some hot cider or cocoa when you're done.

Yummy Recipes

Jack-O-Lantern Cheese Ball

Discover your new favorite Halloween recipe when you make this fun Jack-o'-Lantern Cheese Ball. He is almost too cute to eat (almost)!

Skeleton Cookies

Have fun making these spook-tacularly good cookies!!!


October 6, 2020

Creative Crafts

Fall Door Hanger

Welcome your family and friends to your home this autumn with our great homemade fall door hanger craft.

Popsicle Stick Scarecrow

Scarecrows are a fun fall theme! This craft stick scarecrow can be made with just a few materials and is a neat project the whole family will enjoy!

Fun Activities

Check Out Fall Foliage

Whether it's right at a local park or a short drive into the country, look up the best places to see all the gorgeous, vibrant fall foliage near you. Take your camera and get ready to marvel at the yellows, oranges, and reds of the season.

Collect Fall Leaves & Press or Preserve Them

Whenever you come across a particularly stunning leaf on the ground, bring it home to turn it into a beautiful DIY project. Not sure how? Let us help!

Yummy Recipes

Cheeseburger Cups

A cheeseburger in the shape of a muffin? Who wouldn't love that!?! You will have fun making and eating these yummy snacks!


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