• Entertainment and Activities
    Christmas Cookies
    Cookies in a Jar
    Cookies in a Jar Holiday Hints If you liked making the cookies in a jar for your family and friends, you might want to try putting the dry ingredients for brownies or other dessert bars in a jar. You could also provide the ingredients for cut-...
  • Crispy Rice Kisses
    Christmas Food
    Crispy Kisses
    Crispy KissesMaterials Scissors 5 cups crispy rice cereal Paper Funnel Red marker Cooking spray 1/4 cup butter 12-inch square of aluminum foil 4 cups miniature or 40 large marshmallowsDirections Cut paper into 8 1/2-by-1-inch strips. Have your ch...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Children's Busy Book
  • Christmas Activities Printables
    Holiday Cookie Book Printable
    This festive, printable Holiday Cookie Book is ready to print and use for FREE -- our gift to you! Here you'll find a collection of our best, easy-to-make recipes for tasty Christmas cookies, perfect for your family's holiday celebratio...
  • Frosted Advent Calendar
    Christmas Food
    Candy Advent Calendar
    Candy Advent CalendarThis activity continues to be a highlight in our family, and tends to mark the official start of our Advent celebrations. Stock up on your candy and supplies, and invite friends or family to make calendars with you. Material...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Preschooler's Busy Book
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Christmas Food
    Graham Wafer House
    Graham Wafer HouseThis "gingerbread" house is made with graham wafers and is easier for little hands than one made with traditional gingerbread.  Materials Graham wafers Cardboard milk carton Ornamental Frosting Gumdrops, candy, raisins, chocola...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Preschooler's Busy Book
  • Peppermint Patties
    Christmas Food
    Peppermint Patties
    Peppermint PattiesMaterials 4 cups powdered sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 3 tablespoons soft butter 1/4 cup evaporated milk 2-3 teaspoons peppermint extract 2 cups chocolate chips 2 tablespoons shorteningDirections Have your child combine the powder...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Children's Busy Book
  • Christmas Printables
    Holiday Grocery List
    Make sure you have everything for your holiday feast with our printable grocery list. ...
  • Toy Finder
    Toy Finder
    Toy Finder
    Find our top picks for the best toys of the year!
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  • Chocolate Spoons Activity for Kids
    Christmas Food
    Chocolate-Dipped Spoons
    Chocolate-Dipped SpoonsAge: Preschool and upTime: An hour or more Type of activity: Arts and CraftsThese spoons are a real treat! Materials needed: · Plastic spoons· 6 oz. white dipping chocolate · 6 oz. dark dipping chocolate · Cookie sh...
    Christine Dvornik
  • Easy Gingerbread House for Kids
    Christmas Decorations, Cards and Crafts
    Easy Gingerbread House
    Easy Gingerbread House Build your dream house in an afternoon? This gingerbread project is so easy — and yummy — that your kids will want to build a whole gingerbread house neighborhood! Age: Preschool through elementaryTime: 30 minutes or m...
    Amy McMahon
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Christmas Food
    Healthy Holiday Snacks
    Healthy Holiday SnacksGet your kids into a festive spirit this year, and give them some delicious, healthy treats with our easy-to-make holiday snacks. The three quick recipes below save time, help your children avoid extra fat and calories, and ...
    Linda Piette
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Christmas Cookies
    Cookies in a Jar
    Cookies in a Jar Holiday Hints If you liked making the cookies in a jar for your family and friends, you might want to try putting the dry ingredients for brownies or other dessert bars in a jar. You could also provide the ingredients for cut-...