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20 Fun Ideas for Your "Elf on the Shelf"

12/04/2017 12:00:00

Consult this clever list to make it to Christmas Day with ease.

 
 

1 Hold a sack race.

 
 

Will he avenge last year's loss against Spiderman?

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2 Get him into some mischief.

Toilet paper tubes are perfect for tumbling down staircases.

3 Fake a snow scene.

 
 

Make snow angels out of rice — you can also use sugar or sprinkles for an easier clean-up.

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4 Play matchmaker.

Maybe he'll take Barbie to a drive-in movie (read: the living room.)

5Fill a "bubble bath."

 
 

Oh, if only adults could relax in a marshmallow jacuzzi.

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6 Have him "help" with holiday tasks.

It's just the push you need to get those Christmas cards out on time.

7Allow him to sneak a peek at presents.

 
 

Fingers crossed he doesn't spill any secrets.

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8Let him lead story time.

 
 

Even better: Get the whole toy box involved in this nightly ritual.

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9 Host a marshmallow roast.

 Tea lights quickly become campfires for Santa's petite helpers.

10Go fishing.

 
 

Goldfish crackers are just too cute!

12Kick-off your annual treat making.

 

Note to self: Plan this one for the weekend you've devoted to baking.

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13 Indulge his sweet tooth.

 

Elves love things all things sugar, so he really couldn't help himself. We've all been there.

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14Disguise him.

 
 

Painting a camouflaged face and burying him in the branches of your tree will take hide-and-seek to the next level.

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15Get him into some mischief.

 

It'll definitely be a suprise when they take a trip to the bathroom in the wee hours of the morning — and find this.

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16Ambush him with LEGOs.

 

Uh, oh — we bet he regrets not inviting the other toys out to play.

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17Snap a picture of him.

 

A mini photo booth with DIY props make the perfect set-up for a photo shoot.

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18Watch his heart melt.

 
 

A melted Frosty lookalike will remind kids how much they should value their own friendships.

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19 Offer up a coloring book.

 
 

Staying inside the lines is not required.

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20 Send him to bed.

 
 

Tissues make perfect fluffy elf-sized pillows. And let's face it, you could both use a nap!

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Top Thanksgiving Recipes Kids Can Help Make: 10 Great Ideas

11/03/2017 12:00:00

Thanksgiving is a time to connect with your family, friends, and loved ones. It’s the perfect opportunity to cook as a family. Cooking with your children is a rewarding activity. You get to see them growing up and make lasting memories. They get to help their parents cook and have fun in the kitchen. Make this Thanksgiving a lasting memory by letting your children help you in the kitchen.

We came up with 10 great user submitted recipes that your children can help you with. We have recipes for both young and older children. What are your Thanksgiving family traditions?

1. Adorable Candy Pretzel Turkey Bites

These adorable turkey snacks are a great treat for young children. Set out all the ingredients and let them build their own turkey crackers. This would be a great craft for Thanksgiving day. While you’re cooking the turkey, they can be making their own.

2. Pumpkin Pie

This classic Thanksgiving dessert is the perfect dish that kids can help with. Let young and older children alike mix all the ingredients together. They will love adding the spices and seeing how the ingredients come together to make a delicious dessert.

3. Ham Crostinis

These yummy appetizers are great for letting your kids help you in the kitchen. Using a small glass cup, let your children cut out rounds from the bread. Older kids can help make the ricotta spread and build the appetizers.

4. Parmesan Herb Bubble Bread

This dinner roll bread has a fun name and a delicious taste that kids will love. Let your children roll each ball of the dough in an herb and cheese mixture. They will also love watching through the oven window as the bread rises and bakes.

5. Vegetable Tian

This beautifully Thanksgiving side dish is a great dish to make with your children. Slice all the vegetables before you start assembling it. That way you can keep small hands from getting in the way and minimize accidents. If your kids are young, help teach patterns with this dish.

6. Cream Biscuits

If you have biscuits at Thanksgiving dinner instead of bread, let your children help you make this dish. Let your children help mix the dough together. They will love cutting the biscuits out with cookie cutters or glasses.

7. Pumpkin Pie Fudge

This Thanksgiving dessert is a great dish to make with children. Let the kids chip in by helping to stir–they’ll be fascinated by the boiling and change in texture as the fudge cooks. Keep an eye on young ones because the hot sugar can be quite dangerous.

8. Pecan Clusters

This is a great dessert for children to help make. Microwave the chocolate and let them stir it until it melts. Throw in your favorite nuts and candy to add texture to this treat. If they still have Halloween candy, and if they’re willing to part with some, chop up the chocolate bars and candy to add.

9. Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats

Help your little ones roll some Rice Krispies into pretty little Autumn pumpkins! Top with a pretzel and some green icing.

10. Chocolate Turtle Apple Slices

These sweet little treats make a fantastic dessert for both adults and children but can be made with the help of little ones! Given them the job of dipping the apple slices and sprinkling with pecans. So fun!

 

Photos and Recipe By: Mom Loves Baking

 

Article from: http://www.forkly.com

FALL ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS {BUCKET LIST}

10/02/2017 12:00:00
Are you looking for fun activities to do with the kids this Fall?
Well, look no further!  Here are over one hundred fun ways to play and explore!

FALL BUCKET LIST OF FUN FOR KIDS
OVER 100 FALL ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS- a bucket list of fun!
OVER 100 FALL ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS- a bucket list of fun!
OVER 100 FALL ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS- a bucket list of fun!
 
OVER 100 FALL ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS- a bucket list of fun!
 
OVER 100 FALL ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS- a bucket list of fun!
 
OVER 100 FALL ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS- a bucket list of fun!
 
30 APPLE CRAFTS & ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS - I can't wait to try the apple volcano!!
OVER 100 FALL ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS- a bucket list of fun!
 
OVER 100 FALL ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS- a bucket list of fun!
 
OVER 100 FALL ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS- a bucket list of fun!
 
OVER 100 FALL ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS- a bucket list of fun!
 
 
 
OVER 100 FALL ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS- a bucket list of fun!
 
OVER 100 FALL ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS- a bucket list of fun!
 
20 awesome Fall science experiments for kids- such neat ideas!
OVER 100 FALL ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS- a bucket list of fun!
 
OVER 100 FALL ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS- a bucket list of fun!
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