Microwave Sweet Potato
This microwave sweet potato recipe is one of my parents and kids favorite side dish at the moment. One sweet potato can be shared with two people. It is one of those good food recipes that is fast to prepare with great results.
Do you forget about the sides like me? I tend to plan the main dish and then figure out the sides just before serving. Sometimes this works better then others. But, because I am a last minute side dish person I like to have certain staples in my pantry and ...
I love Thanksgiving because it is a time when we get together with family and friends. We have three Thanksgiving meals that we attend, though not on the same day.
The first meal we have is with our friends sometime in November. We all used to live within blocks of each other but now we are not, in fact I moved the furthest away. This year was our 4th annual Fakesgiving-as we call it. My kids look forward to this meal every year because these are friends we can count on. These are my ...
We have already shared a Pom Pom Turkey and a Yarn Turkey but we are having fun with different turkey crafts for kids! The kids will get a little dirty with this Handprint Turkey because of the paint but if you have a sink nearby or baby wipes the clean up will be quick. This turkey craft is great for all ages. The young ones are even able to participate this time.
foam paint brush
paint, a few different colors (we used red, green, blue, white)
Black Friday Bingo
Are you one who likes to go shopping on Black Friday? When you are standing in line waiting and waiting and waiting to check out how about play a game like Black Friday Bingo! You are people watching anyway or talking on the phone with your friends and/or family checking in on what deals they were able to score, why not play a little game at the same time?
I have created a PDF version in a 8.5 x 11 size and also a smaller 4 per page version. Choose the one that works for you and print it ...
Last week we shared a Pom Pom Turkey. Today we are sharing a Yarn Turkey. This one only has 3 types of supplies; yarn, pipe cleaner and craft foam. This would be a fun pre-Thanksgiving activity or a Thanksgiving Day activity.
Orange pipe cleaner
Yellow and orange craft foam
Low temperature hot glue
Black marker or pen
First you need to make the body.
Wrap the yarn around your fingers about 15 times.
Push the pipe cleaner between ...
Pom Pom Turkey
Do you need a craft to do on Thanksgiving day while all the food is cooking? How about this fun Pom Pom Turkey. It can also be used as a table marker to "save" their seat for later. All during dinner they will look at their Turkey and be so proud of what they have accomplished.
hot glue (or white glue if you prefer)
craft foam - yellow and red
tan pipe cleaner
brown pom poms - 1 large, 1 medium, 2 small
2 googly eyes
feathers of different colors, about ...
Today we are sharing a craft that can be done with what is already in your home! I love it when I don't need to go to the store for more supplies for a simple craft with my little ones. Materials:
paper plate (technically the sturdier the better, ours didn't work as well as it could)
scissors or paper cutter
1 piece brown construction paper
1 piece yellow construction paper
1 piece orange construction paper
I do allow my Little Chefs to use this ...