christmas activities

  1. Christmas

    15 Insanely simple Elf on the Shelf ideas for Christmas Eve

    Santa's arrival means Elf on the Shelf's scouting duties are at an end until next year. Here are 15 fun (and easy!) ways to give...
  2. School & Education

    Homeschool Christmas crafts and activities

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    We love Christmas, and we love crafts. There's nothing like slowing things down, allowing a little mess and spending quality time...
  3. School & Education

    Bring the holidays into your homeschool

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    If you’re beginning to feel the winter homeschool blues or your children are getting bored with the same old school routine,...
  4. Family Fun

    A cowboy Christmas

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    If you're feeling weary of the typical holiday fare, we have just what you need for a Cowboy Christmas party that will have your...
  5. Cooking & Entertaining

    Host a gingerbread decorating party

    Nothing says the holiday season quite like decorating a gingerbread house. Create a festive and inviting gingerbread decorating...
  6. School & Education

    Battling the Christmas "gimmies"

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    ’Tis the season to be bombarded by commercialism and a bad case of the "gimmies." It seems to get worse each year and it...
  7. Parenting

    25 Hilarious ways to pose your Elf on the Shelf

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    It's hard to believe, but it's time to bring out your Elf on the Shelf again! We can't seem to get enough of that crazy guy and his...
  8. Travel

    5 Holiday markets in Europe

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    Spending the holiday season in Europe is like stepping into a Dickens novel. The Old World charm comes to life with festive...
  9. Family Fun

    5 Fun Christmas Eve traditions with kids

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    Christmas Eve celebrations can be as fun as the big day itself.
  10. Tips & Advice

    How to handle mom drama during the holidays

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    Your daughter has been begging to see Grandma and wants to know not if — but when — she’s coming over for the...
  11. Tips & Advice

    Tips for navigating the holidays with a blended family

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    The holidays are stressful enough on their own. Add a divorce, blended families and stepfamilies to the mix, and Christmas gets even...
  12. Parenting

    Teaching kids to be gracious

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    Worried your child is going to express dismay when she receives a pair of pajamas instead of an iPod from your great aunt? Help your...
  13. K-12

    Expose your child to the importance of Christmas charity

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    Children everywhere look forward to the pile of presents under their tree come Christmas morning, but they may not even realize...
  14. School & Education

    Stay sharp over Christmas break

    During Christmas break, don’t let kids abandon all their study skills. Sneak in a few healthy habits and learn how to...
  15. Family Fun

    Bendable Elf on the Shelf: How to make your Elf posable

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    We met our Elf on the Shelf for the first time this year, only to realize that Sparkle the Elf had a major problem and would soon...
  16. Family Fun

    Fun-filled Christmas break ideas

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    The thought of a few weeks off from school is enough to send any school-aged kid into a spasm of excitement. But don't be surprised...
  17. Family Fun

    Great ideas for family Christmas card photos

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    Many parents love including family photos into our annual Christmas cards, and some of us even make the pictures a part of the...
  18. Family Fun

    Don't let the Grinch steal your Christmas

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    The trees are glistening with snow, colorful lights twinkle on the rooftops and cheerful carols fill the air. Christmas is just...
  19. Tips & Advice

    Reboot your holiday traditions tech style

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    You know how that old saying goes: If you can't beat 'em, join 'em? This year, make everyone happy and modify some of your holiday...
  20. Family Fun

    Small holiday traditions that make a big impact

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    Holiday traditions can make your family’s Christmas memorable and fun. Small or big, holiday traditions are about the memories...