Do you celebrate Advent? As you light the second Advent candle (traditionally the Bethlehem candle), here are five fun activities to add to your celebration!
1. Bethlehem Scavenger Hunt
Do you have a kid-friendly nativity set? Hide the items around your home and have the kids "bring them back to Bethlehem" as they return the manger scene pieces to their rightful place. (This activity is a good reminder for us adults--as we feel scattered during the holiday season, we need to bring our focus ba
Do you celebrate Advent? If you do, enjoy this blog with advent ideas!
Our family celebrates Christmas. We love all things “Christmas,” but we also want to remember the reason we are celebrating: Christmas commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ. As part of that remembrance, we will light the candles on our advent wreath. Today is the first Sunday of advent, our time to light the first candle.
The First Candle
The first candle represents hope and prophecy. For g
I love making memories with my kids! In fact, I've been away from my computer doing just that—making memories; simple memories, ordinary memories and crazy memories. Here are five of my favorite ways to make memories with kids:
1. Make the ordinary extraordinary.
Life gets very busy, and sometimes it can seem a challenge to fit fun into the day. Yet sometimes the simplest thing can make an ordinary task memorable. That's where "underwear balloons" come in!
It is spring cleaning time! My kids just finished their spring break. At first glance, our major spring break activity might not seem like the definition of fun. In between play-dates and mini-trips visiting friends, we completed a family project (or perhaps I should say we started a series of family projects). We enjoyed some "spring cleaning family fun!"
Yes, I did use the words "spring cleaning" and "fun" in the same sentence! Here are three ways our family ma
Friday is usually the day for my "faith-filled family fun blog," a series of weekly posts with fun activities based around Bible stories. In the days leading up to Easter, I will be posting additional faith-based family fun Easter ideas throughout the week.
Easter is almost here, so I decided to combine the last list of extension activities for Resurrection Eggs into one post. Today's post includes activities for eggs 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12.
Egg #8 (Dice for Gambling):
Hi! My name is Laurie, and I am the author of the Family Theme Night Blog and the book, Let the Adventure Begin! Theme Nights for Families with Young Children: Fun & Easy Family Night Activities. I am also the mom of two boys, Drew (age 7) and Stephen (age 5). As a family, we have been doing family fun nights based around different themes since the boys were four and not quite two. I have put together lots of fun, easy and inexpensive ideas. We have enjoyed the adventure, and I want to share these activities and resources with you!