Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away and I can’t wait for all of the delicious food! I held a Thanksgiving craft and game night with my kids and a few nieces the other night and we all had a blast! Whether you are in charge of a classroom or preschool party activity or looking for fun things to keep the kids occupied while the feast is being prepared, these Thanksgiving crafts for kids and Thanksgiving games will be a hit!
Tomorrow I’m hosting a Halloween party/play group for my daughter and her friends and I wanted to quickly share the activities we are going to do. These would be perfect for a family Halloween party, a preschool Halloween party or even a younger Elementary school Halloween party. They are easy to put together, don’t cost much at all and will keep the kids so happy! I think they would be perfect to do as a family after school so your kids aren’t itching to go Trick-or-Treating at 4:00 pm. 🙂
So, here we go – some really EASY HALLOWEEN GAMES to add to your weekend festivities!
EASY HALLOWEEN GAMES
The fun continues with post #2 about this cute Vintage Airplane baby shower I did for my niece. Today I’ll be sharing the FREE printables, favors and fun activities we did at the shower.
I followed my Rules for Hosting a Shower on a Budget and prepared 3 activities for the guests.
Vintage Airplane Shower Activities:
The first was Advice Cards. To help it fit with the Vintage Airplane theme, I ordered these Vintage Postcards on Amazon and asked guests to fill in advice to the new mom on them and slip them into the cute little suitcase. This was something that the guests could do while they mingled and it was helpful to the mom!
Ah! The weather has started to warm up a bit and we have loved playing outside! I love walking around my yard to see my tulips peeking up through the dirt. I recently had a really fun day with my kids and 3 of my nieces and all of the things we did would make a really fun Nature Party! If your kids are fans of the new show on PBS – Nature Cat – this would make a really fun Nature Cat Birthday Party!
Baby Shower Bingo is my favorite shower game out of all of them. Why? It gives guests something fun to do while the gifts are opened! The gift opening can often take a long time, depending on the number of guests. Let’s be honest, sitting there ooh-ing and aah-ing at outfit after outfit can be a tad bit boring. Raise your hand if you’re with me! This way, guests get to play a game and compete for fabulous prizes (like this cute Pedicure Set or this Sugar Scrub)
You’ll notice that I did this in black and white. That is so you can print it on whatever color of paper/cardstock you need to fit the colors you’ve chosen for your theme. If you’re following along with my post about HOW TO HOST A SHOWER ON A BUDGET – these fit perfectly with my rule of 3 games, and using Free Printables! Go you! You’re going to rock this shower hosting gig!
For LOADS of ideas for shower games, decor, printables and more – head to the CELEBRATIONS & SHOWERS TAB right up at the top.
Here’s the file to download them: Baby Shower Bingo – Events To Celebrate
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– They may not be modified, sold or used for profit in any way.
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Last year my sister asked me to babysit overnight while she went out of town with her husband and we were so excited to get to have her 3 girls stay with us. The best part was that it meant we got to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with them! Even though it was a little bit last minute, I was able to get a few supplies from Dollar Tree and the grocery store and we were all set. I did all of these just the day before so even if you are totally last minute – you can pull these together and make the holiday really fun for your kids!
Each Friday my daughter has a playgroup for two hours with all of the little girls her age in our neighborhood. The moms rotate who hosts and I got lucky enough to host on Friday, February 12th! I was giddy when I found out because that means I get to do a fun Valentine’s Day party for them!
These ideas are all really inexpensive and easy to put together. I only have 7 girls coming, but they really could work for any size group.
Valentine’s Day Party Activities
I get to host the Thanksgiving party for my daughters preschool and I’m having so much fun planning it! I put together these easy Paper Bag Turkey’s for the kids to make. I’m going to have them draw something they are thankful for (since they can’t spell quite yet) on each feather.
There are lots of cute Thanksgiving turkey crafts floating around out there but some weren’t quite at a preschool level like the ones I featured in this Round up of Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids. I came up with this one because I know the kids will be able to do it.