Are you looking for a fun holiday activity to pull the whole family together?
An old-fashioned taffy pull should do the trick. This hands-on candy-making adventure is sure to create memories that’ll really stick around!
In this article, I’ll show you how to make peppermint pull taffy the way my great-grandmother did.
Why Make Taffy With Your kids?
Taffy-making can become a memorable holiday tradition.
My family’s holiday taffy-making tradition started with great-grandma over a hundred years ago. Since then, five generations of my family have cherished the tradition.
Kids enjoy traditions, those special experiences that come only once a year, so start an annual taffy pull with your family. Your kids will remember so much more than just the sweet-tasting candy. They’ll remember the time spent together with family. With you.
A taffy pull is also a fun way to instill in your kids the value of giving handmade gifts. Who doesn’t love taffy? Here’s their chance to make something any family member or friend would love to receive.
Want your family’s holiday greeting or birthday card to stand out among the rest?
Make an impact on someone’s celebration with a 3-D card your kids can make themselves.
In this article, I’ll show you how to make a pop-up greeting card with your kids in 3 easy steps.
Why Create a Pop-Up Card?
How many times have you said something like this?
“Go make Grandma and Grandpa a special Christmas card, just from you.”
“Be sure to write a thank-you note to your aunt for the…”
“I forgot to buy a birthday card. Can you make one for your friend’s party, please?”
Do your kids love counting down to Christmas all month long?
In this article, I’ll show you how—with minimal supplies and investment—you and your kids can create a holiday countdown calendar that will bring the family together, get everyone active and build excitement for the big day.
Why Create a Christmas Fitness Countdown Calendar?
A Christmas fitness countdown calendar will help you get up, get active and have some quick family fun every day this holiday season.
We’re always looking for ways to boost kid’s excitement for the holidays without adding too much stress to ours. The problem is most holiday activities are costly, time-consuming or don’t encourage family interaction. How many Christmas movie marathons do we really need?
The Christmas fitness countdown calendar is a fun, healthy, holiday-themed project that will get the whole family involved and excited for the holidays.
It’s an Advent calendar with a lot less chocolate and a lot more family activities.
Would you like to make the story of this incredible event more vivid for your children?
In this article, you’ll find all you need to plan a quick and easy Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt that’s both fun and educational.
Why a Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt?
When you ask most kids to tell you about the first Thanksgiving, they’ll rattle off a thing or two about the Pilgrims, turkeys and pumpkin pie. Not a bad start, but there’s so much more to the story!
Get your children excited to learn more about the first Thanksgiving. Send them on a scavenger hunt to track down fun Thanksgiving facts and tidbits!
Looking for a fun way to keep the relatives busy while that holiday meal finishes cooking?
In this article I’ll show you how to become the life of the party by pulling a tablecloth out from under a place setting without disrupting the dishes.
Why Table Tricks?
This classic “whip off the tablecloth” trick is a must for any dinner party without an established magic show.
Would they love to dish the dirt on their dad’s antics as an adolescent?
Or discover connections and commonalities between themselves and folks four or five times their age—or more?
You can help your kids become family history reporters and uncover secrets and surprises of the generations before them.
In this article I’ll show you how to turn your next family gathering into an information treasure hunt where your kids collect intriguing facts about their relatives and create a news video to share their stories.
Why talk to Grandma? A new way to relate.
I don’t know about you, but some of my favorite childhood memories include listening to my father and his four brothers tell stories about growing up on the family farm.
Do you have similar memories?
Do you want to bring your kids into the kitchen for a small cooking adventure?
Now you can invite your kids to help prepare some tasty side dishes the whole family will love.
We scoured the Internet and asked top parenting and food bloggers for the best Thanksgiving recipes kids and adults can make (and eat!) together.
In this article, we’ll share our top 12 Thanksgiving side dishes to make with your kids.
You’ll also find a few tips for making it an enjoyable experience.
Why Cook WITH the Kids?
Do you kick your kids out of the kitchen, worried that they’ll just slow you down and make a big mess? (Oh, the mess!)
Looking for a way to bring the warmth of fall’s colors indoors?
Want to plan a fun family activity that only takes minutes?
Turn mementos from a fall nature walk into a lasting memory you’ll enjoy through the winter with a 10-minute project you and your kids will love.
In this article I’ll show you how to create homemade “stained glass” from colorful fall leaves in 3 easy steps.
Why Make Stained Glass Leaf Art?
There’s something fascinating about autumn leaves: to see something that was verdant just a few weeks ago magically transformed into bright yellows, deep oranges, rich reds and dark browns is mesmerizing to a child—or anyone, if you stop to think about it for a minute.
It’s great fun to take a walk with your family in search of the prettiest fall leaves, hearing the dry ones crunch underfoot as you look up into the canopy.
Fall leaf stained glass gives you a way to preserve the lovely leaves you gather and enjoy their colors long after the trees have gone bare.
Are you looking for an entertaining way to get kids to try new foods?
If your family enjoys competitive cooking shows on television, they’ll love having their own Black Box cooking challenge.
Who knows what creative dishes they’ll come up with?
In this article, I’ll show you how to set up a fun family cooking competition using items you already have in your kitchen in 5 quick and easy steps.
Why Black Box Cooking?
Black Box cooking competitions are real and can be very challenging, even for the best professional chefs. You may have seen them on television shows such as Iron Chef.
My husband is an executive chef who works long hours and competes all over the world. We started playing Black Box cooking because my daughter was interested in what her daddy did when he was not home.
You may not have a chef in your family, but a Black Box cooking adventure is still a great way to teach kids about the trade, develop their cooking skills and creativity, introduce them to new foods in a fun way and have lots of fun together, just like on TV.
Do your kids love making noise and banging things around?
Got budding musicians at home?
Turn chaos and noise into music and rhythm with nothing more than a few cups and your imagination.
In this article I’ll show you how to use plastic cups as percussion instruments and create a unique family concert to perform for friends or just for fun around the dinner table.
Why a Plastic Cup Concert?
Imagine your kids’ reactions when instead of telling them to quiet down, you encourage them to make lots of noise, to bang on the dishes, to tell the grownups how to do something… This is the beauty and appeal of a cup concert.
It breaks the rules.
It puts kids in control.
It uses something common in an uncommon way.