The Boy's Store Blog — Holiday Activities

DIY: Watercolor Snowflakes!

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DIY: Watercolor Snowflakes!

Art is a window into my soul. It helps to bring joy and light into the world and makes my house bright and festive during the holidays. As a teacher, I get two weeks break during the holidays, and that means I spend my time soaking up my own kids and enjoying holiday traditions. One of our biggest traditions is creating holiday-themed art together. This year I wanted to do some fun snow-themed art. As SoCal natives, we do not get much snow. However, we recently had a huge (in SoCal standards) storm hit us on Thanksgiving. It blanketed our...

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Christmas Craft - Laminated Snow Globe Ornaments

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Christmas Craft - Laminated Snow Globe Ornaments

Our kids will not be little forever. So we try to find little ways to find ways to enjoy them while we can. I love soaking in all the fun and magic of my kids being young during the holidays. One of the ways I do that is spend lots of time creating and playing with them. Crafts and activities are perfect ways to do that. This year I wanted to not only create a fantastic memory with my kids, I also wanted to preserve it. I searched Pinterest and found this really fun and adorable photo snow globe. It...

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DIY Paper Christmas Light Garland

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DIY Paper Christmas Light Garland

Christmas decorations are my favorite part of the holidays. I love to dress up my house and make it fun and jolly. My kids love to get in on the joy as well. So every year we add a new DIY decor item to our collection. This year I wanted to add something colorful to their new homework station. I scoured Pinterest and found the most adorable little faux light garland made out of cardstock. This adorable craft is from Stubbornly Crafty and it is the light of my holiday craft list! This sweet and simple DIY craft is so...

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The Elf is BACK!

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The Elf is BACK!

Elf season is here. If your household is as elf crazy as mine is then you may already be preparing for the return of your scout elf. Our scout elves always return on Thanksgiving night. Friday early morning we hear the sounds of very excited, and not the slightest bit quiet, children scouring the house for their little friends. We have two elves, one girl, and one boy. They are the best of friends and tend to get into a lot of mischiefs all season long. Every day is magical watching our kids try to find them and then listening...

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Kids at the Thanksgiving Table: Coloring Pages and Games

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Kids at the Thanksgiving Table: Coloring Pages and Games

We sit together as a family for the holidays. We used to do a kids' table but now we just let the kids sit with us at the Thanksgiving table. To keep them busy we try to have little activities at the table. We keep Mad Libs, coloring pages, and we all play ice-breaker games together. This year our kids are really into Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang, so we tried to incorporate them into our ideas this year. We found some great coloring pages at Holidappy. We found some fun Mad Libs from Country Living. What do you...

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