Winter Holidays

Free Christmas Trivia Conversation Starters for Kids

Free Christmas Trivia Conversation Starters for Kids

This free set of Christmas trivia conversation starters for kids teaches interesting facts about winter holidays around the world while inspiring a personal discussion! Even though, as a family, we spend a lot of time together, we are often quite busy. Between...

Christmas Trivia for Kids: Printable Game

Christmas Trivia for Kids: Printable Game

Christmas Trivia for kids is a fun printable game that challenges players to a battle of wits with 144 questions and answers. Enjoy the season and learn together! Where did the trend of decorating Christmas trees originate? Why were candy canes invented?  Which...

10 Christmas Writing Prompts for Kids

10 Christmas Writing Prompts for Kids

Engage in festive writing while using one of 10 free Christmas writing prompts for kids. Use a Santa letter writing template, play a Christmas would-you-rather game on paper, write a holiday acrostic, and more! The month before Christmas is filled with the smell...

20 Christmas Around the World Colouring Pages

20 Christmas Around the World Colouring Pages

Celebrate the winter holidays with a free poster of Christmas characters and Christmas around the world colouring pages! The closer it gets to the winter vacation, the more challenging it becomes to get any schoolwork done. Cue holiday-inspired (but secretly, quite...

Christmas Paper Dolls

Christmas Paper Dolls

Learn about Christmas traditions around the world with Christmas paper dolls, featuring nineteen gift-bringing characters from different cultures! From the famed Santa Claus to the mysterious Olentzero, from the sweet Christkind to the horrifying Krampus—the world is...

Christmas Guess Who Game

Christmas Guess Who Game

Have fun playing our printable Christmas Guess Who Game while learning about twenty regional Christmas characters and Christmas traditions around the world! In places where the seasons are well defined and the winter months are cold, December often brings a...

Winter Conversation Starters for Christmas & New Year Party

Winter Conversation Starters for Christmas & New Year Party

Do you want a lively conversation going at your Christmas gathering or New Year party? Try these printable conversation starter cards - suitable for kids and adults! The guests have come and arranged themselves around the table. It's time for a small talk! Avoid...

Stained Glass Christmas Suncatchers with Free Printable Templates

Stained Glass Christmas Suncatchers with Free Printable Templates

Make stained glass Christmas suncatchers with kids! This winter craft comes with four pages of Christmas ornament templates and makes for a quick and easy way to decorate windows in celebration of the season. Stained glass suncatchers are one of our favourite...

DIY Christmas Jack-in-the-Box with a Gingerbread Man Pop-Up

DIY Christmas Jack-in-the-Box with a Gingerbread Man Pop-Up

Remember those old Jack in the Box toys? This Christmas, put together a handmade Jack-in-the-Box with children. It's a quick and simple craft, but it has plenty of applications! It can be a little toy gift for a younger sibling, a homemade card that kids give to...

Make a DIY Krampus Christmas Ornament from Felt

Make a DIY Krampus Christmas Ornament from Felt

Decorate your tree with a DIY Krampus ornament, in celebration of the famous Christmas beast from Austria! Made from felt, these homemade ornaments are so easy that even kids can put them together. Have you ever heard of Krampus? He is half-demon and half-goat. He...

Free Printable Santa Claus Paper Doll

Free Printable Santa Claus Paper Doll

Make a Santa Claus paper doll with this free printable design, then change his costume - and he's a Christmas elf! Christmas is swiftly approaching now, and our paper dolls have a few more costumes for the coming season!  With these free printable costumes, they...

Snowflake Paper Fairies with a Printable Template

Snowflake Paper Fairies with a Printable Template

If you enjoy cutting snowflakes out of paper, make a snowflake fairy with our free printable template! The kids will enjoy designing a variety of paper snowflake for their skirts, and it can be used as a Christmas tree ornament. Do you remember cutting paper...

Winter Paper Luminary with a Free Printable Template

Winter Paper Luminary with a Free Printable Template

With this free printable template, you can make a simple winter luminary in minutes! And once you put a light inside, it glows with simple charm. I've always wanted to try making a simple luminary by turning a piece of paper into a ring and making a decorative cut...

Silhouette Christmas Village Paper Template

Silhouette Christmas Village Paper Template

Using our silhouette Christmas village paper template, you can build a beautiful holiday centrepiece in no time! While it looks like an intricate paper-cut craft, it doesn't require elaborate cutting skills and is instead made with a printer. My favourite part of...

Bird Cage Paper Lantern Ornament

Bird Cage Paper Lantern Ornament

Make a paper lantern ornament from a printable design! This is a spin-off on my previous lantern ornament project. If you feel confident doing somewhat intricate papercutting, you can do it the same way by cutting the design out. You will find the pattern in the...

Paper Lantern Christmas Ornaments

Paper Lantern Christmas Ornaments

Add even more glow to your Christmas tree with these elegant paper lantern ornaments that have an LED light inside and can be turned on and off! They come with a printable template to make this craft as easy as possible. Lights sure make a Christmas tree come to life....

Christmas Silhouette Painted Rocks with Printable Designs

Christmas Silhouette Painted Rocks with Printable Designs

Decorate rocks with magical Christmas silhouettes and a snowy sky! Santa Claus in a sleigh, reindeer, a winter forest and children playing in the snow - it's a great selection for a festive rock painting project. Don't feel confident doing freehand drawing? Get...

Cardinal Button Craft for Kids

Cardinal Button Craft for Kids

Add some button Christmas art featuring a cardinal bird to your home décor! So easy to put together that even young children can make this winter craft. Ever since my son was a toddler, we have enjoyed making button crafts together. With the setup we had, the finished...

DIY Space Christmas Ornaments

DIY Space Christmas Ornaments

One of my favourite family traditions for Christmas is making a handmade ornament with the kids to add to our tree. This year's craft is space ornaments with swirling nebulae and twinkling stars! If our handmade ornament is supposed to represent the year, the space...

Nativity Myth Shadow Puppets

Nativity Myth Shadow Puppets

Stage a Nativity myth shadow puppet play with kids! When I held a poll among my readers, I asked what shadow puppet set they'd like to see me create, and I got a lot of interesting answers. The one that popped up often was a Nativity scene. While Nativity scenes were...

Winter Art Projects with Printable Prompts for Kids

Winter Art Projects with Printable Prompts for Kids

Need a winter boredom buster or a gift for kids who like making art? Try these printable art activities, which prompt kids to finish them with crayons, paints or play-dough! Making art is fun, and children like to draw and paint. It is important for them, as making...

Christmas Window Silhouettes

Christmas Window Silhouettes

Cut our printable templates to make Christmas window silhouettes and turn your windowsills into a winter wonderland! When do you begin preparations for the winter holiday season? My son maintains the opinion that it can never be too early to start, and his enthusiasm...

Bath Bomb Christmas Ornaments with Surprise Inside!

Bath Bomb Christmas Ornaments with Surprise Inside!

You can throw together these bath bomb Christmas ornaments either as handmade stocking stuffer gifts for kids or together with them as kid-made gifts for teachers, friends and relatives. They're easy and fun! This post contains Amazon Affiliate links for your...

Mitten: Kid-Made Christmas Ornament

Mitten: Kid-Made Christmas Ornament

Make a mitten Christmas ornament from buttons and paper, using a free printable template! We made these ornaments together with my son when he was just two - we still have them and put them on each year. We love adding new handmade ornaments onto our tree. It is a...

Christmas Tree Clay Ornaments

Christmas Tree Clay Ornaments

I planned to make a set of simple Christmas tree ornaments, but my boy turned them into funny googly-eyed ornaments! The post contains affiliate links for your convenience. Our Christmas tree is up! It is a great motivation for making more Christmas ornaments. This...

Button Christmas Tree Card

Button Christmas Tree Card

Make a Christmas tree with buttons! This button Christmas card is so easy that even a toddler can make one.  We have a lot of relatives and friends who live far away, so we like to start working on Christmas cards early to ensure they are delivered in time....

DIY Magical Christmas Lanterns from Mason Jars

DIY Magical Christmas Lanterns from Mason Jars

If the Christmas season makes you feel like crafting, add these DIY Christmas lanterns to your holiday display. Made from mason jars, these Christmas lanterns are simple but so magical! This post contains Amazon Affiliate links for your convenience. This week, we...

Make a Countdown Calendar with Wooden Blocks

Make a Countdown Calendar with Wooden Blocks

Christmas is still many days away, but if you are an excited kid, it may be time to start counting them! Using old wooden blocks, help children to make a countdown calendar. After the holiday season is over, it can also be used to count days to birthdays and other...

Baby’s First Christmas Craft: the Gingerbread Man Ornament

Baby’s First Christmas Craft: the Gingerbread Man Ornament

Involving every member of the family in preparation for the holiday season can be challenging if one of them is a well-meaning but little baby, not yet one-year-old. That's why a year ago I felt particularly happy whenever I could think of a Christmas activity for my...

Make the Shadow Puppets for The Gingerbread Man

Make the Shadow Puppets for The Gingerbread Man

In the winter, evenings are longer, so our family shadow puppet theatre opens more frequently. We decided to start the holiday season by staging a  familiar fairy-tale - The Gingerbread Man. The Gingerbread Man and Its Modern Interpretation...

Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day Lesson Plan

Valentine’s Day Lesson Plan

Use this Valentine's Day lesson plan to teach about the history of the holiday, discuss unique traditions associated with love festivals around the world, and create a giant poster illustrating them! Valentine's Day is one of those holidays that sometimes have a bad...

Valentine’s Day Colouring Pages for Kids

Valentine’s Day Colouring Pages for Kids

Learn about unique holidays and traditions from around the world with these Valentine’s Day colouring pages for kids that turn into a giant Valentine poster! As I was making our study plan for February, I stumbled over Valentine's Day. Over the years, we have made a...

Stained Glass Heart Suncatcher

Stained Glass Heart Suncatcher

Make a stained glass heart suncatcher with kids! It's surprisingly easy, with nothing but black glue, sharpie markers and some recyclables. My kids and I really enjoy the process of making suncatchers with black glue. First of all, they really are easy and cheap to...

Painting Watercolour Hearts with Kids

Painting Watercolour Hearts with Kids

Use resist to make personalized watercolour hearts for Valentine's Day or Mother's Day. The craft is surprisingly easy and fun for kids! The interesting thing about watercolours is sometimes you can patiently work with them for hours to create a picture and it will...

How to Make a Paper Jack in the Box for Valentine’s Day

How to Make a Paper Jack in the Box for Valentine’s Day

This Valentine's Day, make a paper Jack in the Box with a throbbing heart inside to give as a gift to someone special! A jack-in-the-box toy is a quick engineering craft you can make with kids. As long as you have some paper to print the templates on and glue to put...

DIY Foam Glider Template for Valentine’s Day

DIY Foam Glider Template for Valentine’s Day

Looking for a non-sweet Valentine idea for kids? We recommend these DIY foam glider templates - they come with a card, and they actually work!  Last week, we made a couple of foam glider airplanes, based on a real MIG-15 airplane. We played with, modified, and...

Birds: Free Printable Card, Colouring Page & Drawing Prompt

Birds: Free Printable Card, Colouring Page & Drawing Prompt

These free printable bird cards come with a bird colouring page and an art prompt on the back. Read the card, then enjoy colouring! A card is always a nice gesture, especially with Valentine's Day coming, and if there is something more to the card, it is even more...

Button Heart Gift Wrap for Valentine’s Day

Button Heart Gift Wrap for Valentine’s Day

Feel like wrapping a gift creatively or maybe making some Valentine's Day art? My 3-year-old and I made a button heart gift wrap! When we wrap presents, most of them get wrapped quickly - between throwing together lunch and washing up after. But we like to choose a...

Easter

Easter & Spring Pattern Block Design Templates

Easter & Spring Pattern Block Design Templates

Get the free printable pack of Easter and spring pattern block designs for STEM centers in your preschool and kindergarten! Pattern blocks are far from being new in most classrooms, but they were a recent discovery for us. Even though we already have a lot of building...

How to Paint Harry Potter Easter Eggs

How to Paint Harry Potter Easter Eggs

Celebrate Easter with a set of Harry Potter Easter Eggs! Ten or more years ago, were you in one of those line-ups outside the bookstore doors, waiting until midnight to get the new Harry Potter book, so that you could spend the rest of the night immersed in the cozy...

Matryoshka Easter Egg Craft

Matryoshka Easter Egg Craft

If you like decorating eggs for Easter, this craft tutorial will show you how to turn them into a couple of multicultural Matryoshka dolls! The post contains affiliate links to some of the products I've used. There are some holiday traditions that come naturally to...

Easter Egg Suncatchers

Easter Egg Suncatchers

Make stained glass Easter egg suncatchers with kids! This craft comes with four free printable Easter egg designs and makes for a quick and easy way to decorate windows for Easter. We enjoy making stained glass suncatchers with kids. They so are easy and cheap to make...

How to Make Fantasy Dragon Eggs

How to Make Fantasy Dragon Eggs

What would dragon eggs look like? As a fan of both Harry Potter and A Game of Thrones, I have been pondering this question for a while. Last Easter my son voiced the question as well, and over the course of a short family discussion, we decided that...

12 Spring Lego Projects for Easter Egg Hunt or Basket

12 Spring Lego Projects for Easter Egg Hunt or Basket

A couple of days ago, I wrote about the LEGO Easter eggs we made to fill with small LEGO surprises for our Easter egg hunt. I haven't mentioned that in this case the chickens came before eggs - that is, we planned our LEGO surprises first. We have been working on the...

Lego Easter Egg Craft

Lego Easter Egg Craft

Everything is better with Lego, or so it goes in our family. If you have kids under ten-years-old in your house, you probably understand what I mean. Why, my husband is far from that age, and he had been telling me stories about hours spent with Lego long before our...

How to Make Dinosaur Eggs with a Surprise Inside

How to Make Dinosaur Eggs with a Surprise Inside

Learn how to make dinosaur eggs, then set up an egg treasure hunt and hatch them! When my husband proposed to me, I had to go on a wedding ring hunt. With such a promising start, treasure hunts have become a tradition in our family. During holidays, we sometimes hide...

Owl Easter Eggs

Owl Easter Eggs

If you like decorating eggs for Easter, this craft tutorial will show you how to paint eggs as a couple of cute owls! I am not what you would call "a big owl fan". If I ever felt connection with any animals, that would be foxes. But somehow owls keep sneaking into my...

How to Make Galaxy Easter Eggs

How to Make Galaxy Easter Eggs

Kids will love making galaxy Easter eggs! They are so easy and fun to paint. Two of our space eggs were made by my two-year-old toddler.  This post contains Amazon Affiliate links for your convenience. The other day, my two-year-old son saw me painting these owl...

Halloween

Pumpkin Fairy Garden for Halloween Display

Pumpkin Fairy Garden for Halloween Display

Build fairy houses from pumpkins and put together a pumpkin fairy garden for Halloween display this year! After I challenged my six-year-old son to build a house from a pumpkin and made one alongside him, we decided right away that we needed more. I've always had a...

Watercolour Monster Straw Painting Art

Watercolour Monster Straw Painting Art

If you like process art and new painting techniques, try this monster straw painting art! The adorable watercolour monsters are guaranteed to brighten your day. Do all kids have a fondness for straws? In five years, they haven't lost appeal for my son! That's why when...

How to Paint Pumpkin Rocks

How to Paint Pumpkin Rocks

Learn how to paint pumpkin rocks with our fun autumn craft tutorial! I don't grow pumpkins every year. Usually, some years, I get inspired to plant pumpkins and marvel at how well they are doing until they fill the whole garden. Then we pick them and realize we don't...

Monster Math: Printable Game of Art and Numbers for Kids

Monster Math: Printable Game of Art and Numbers for Kids

Monster Math is a printable game that challenges children to draw while working on simple math - counting, number writing and recognition. Roll a die and see what kind of monster you will draw. My son loves to draw. He also enjoys building, crafting and even writing....

How to Paint a Space Pumpkin for Halloween

How to Paint a Space Pumpkin for Halloween

If your kids aren't old enough to carve pumpkins, try making these no-carve painted space pumpkins for Halloween! It's strange how it never occurred to me before that we could paint pumpkins for Halloween. Of course, carving is fun! But it's a lot more fun when it...

Spider Jack-in-the-Box: Free Printable Toy

Spider Jack-in-the-Box: Free Printable Toy

Did your kids like Jack-in-the-Box toys when they were younger? Now they can make a DIY Jack-in-the-Box from paper, while having a fun engineering experience! When we made our paper Jack-in-the-box toys and hid Jack-o'-lanterns inside, I wrote that kids can make new...

How to Make a Jack in the Box with a Free Printable Template

How to Make a Jack in the Box with a Free Printable Template

Learn how to make a Jack in the Box from paper with a free printable template and have a fun engineering experience with kids! The first paper Jack in the Box that I ever made was for Halloween. After all, shouldn't Jack-o'-lantern and Jack-in-the-box belong together?...

Halloween Painted Rocks with Free Silhouette Templates

Halloween Painted Rocks with Free Silhouette Templates

Make magical Halloween painted rocks using our free printable silhouette templates! This has undoubtedly been a good year for all the rock painters. The new trend of painting and hiding rocks this summer has inspired a lot of fun rock creations! The summer is over,...

Make-a-Monster Blocks

Make-a-Monster Blocks

Wooden building blocks are a classic toy for open-ended play. So I try not to be too hard on myself for picking up yet another set for my kid whenever I see a good deal at a second-hand toy store or dollar store. When I have a pretty good assortment, I can turn them...

Make a Dollhouse in a Box: Simple, Portable and Fun

Make a Dollhouse in a Box: Simple, Portable and Fun

I have a particular regard for dollhouses. In my childhood, the two shelves in my room that served as a dollhouse held as much drama as the four volumes of War and Peace. When I got older, I was fascinated with the art of building miniature houses and expressing the...

Enchanting Halloween Lanterns

Enchanting Halloween Lanterns

In the long, dark autumn evenings, we often find ourselves playing with light: puppet theatre performances, glow-in-the dark toys, lamps and lanterns occupy our rooms. We worked on these easy-to-make lamps over the last couple of days to decorate the house for...

Easy Button Pumpkin Craft

Easy Button Pumpkin Craft

Make an easy button pumpkin craft to add vibrant fall decor to your house! It's so easy that a child can make it. When pumpkins fill the fields, autumn is here. This time of the year, pumpkins also fill our garden and local farmer's market. A couple of pumpkins...

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