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Pets and children can become stressed during moving. If moving locally, you may want to leave these special family members with a friend during moving day.
Saint Patrick’s Day is usually not that fun of a holiday for kids, if I’m being honest. If they forget to wear green, they get pinched. You don’t get out of school or work, and there aren’t really any other traditions or activities associated with it. I remember one St. Patrick’s Day from when I was a kid, and it was the most fun I’ve ever had on the holiday. My teacher hid a bunch of chocolate coins around the classroom, and we were allowed to hunt for as many as we could find. It was super fun, and I think Saint Patrick’s Day is an opportunity for more activities like that. That’s why I love this post by Caroline Bologna at Huffington Post. Here are some awesome Saint Patty’s Day Crafts for kids:
Pipe Cleaner Shamrock from Catholic Icing
Eraser Stamped Saint Patrick’s Day Shirt from Cutesy Crafts
Rainbow and Shamrock Bookmarks from Teaching My Friends
Rainbow Chain Pot of Gold from Sassy Dealz
Four Leafed Clover Handprint Art from A Night Owl Blog
Photo Credit: Teaching My Friends
When I was younger, I loved making Valentines for my classmates and friends. It was so much more fun to make personalized ones than to just buy cardboard ones from the store. If you are looking for Valentine’s Day inspiration for your kids, here are some card ideas that I really love:
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Some of my best memories as a kid come from the holidays: singing with my cousins, waiting for Santa at night but always falling asleep, playing in the snow, eating Christmas cookies, driving to my Grandma’s house with my family, the list goes on. Christmas is the perfect time to create some long lasting, happy childhood memories. Here are some of my ideas that you can do with your kids to help get them into the holiday spirit:
-Go visit Santa at the mall, get pictures taken
-Drive around and look at lights
-Shop for/make gifts together for friends and neighbors
-Bake cookies, leave some out for Santa
-Sing Christmas songs; go caroling
-Play in the snow: have a snowball fight, make snowmen and snow angels
-Volunteer, donate, and get into the spirit of giving
-Make a gingerbread house
-Make ornaments (there are tons of cute ideas on Pinterest!)
-Decorate a Christmas tree
-See a live nativity scene or play
-Learn about holidays from other cultures and religions
-Watch Christmas movies
-Mail cards together
-Elf on the Shelf (if that’s your thing)
-See the Nutcracker ballet performed
-Start and keep track of an advent calendar
-Make paper snowflakes
-Drink hot chocolate
-Go to your town’s local holiday parade
-Spend time with friends and family
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