New Moon & Twilight Activities (More Coming Soon!)

The New Moon movie has hit the theaters and WOW, what a movie! If, like us, you can't get enough, check out our trivia and quotes below and see how much you remember!

Can't get enough of the Twilight series of books? Host a Twilight party!

Decorations:


*What's a Twilight party without your favorite characters? Hang up posters of your favorites, or better yet, get a cardboard cutout and take picture of each guest with Edward, Bella, or Jacob!

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CD Ornaments


Recycle used CDs and decorate your tree all at once!

What You’ll Need:
*2 CDs per ornament
*Metallic markers, glitter pens, stickers, jewels
*Glue
*Ribbon, optional

Preparation:
*Glue the label sides of the two CDs together so the shiny silver sides face out. Allow to dry.

Activity:
*Decorate the CDs with the metallic markers, glitter glue, stickers and jewels. Allow to dry.

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Cut & Paste Menorah

It's not too late to do this easy Hanukkah craft. Keep track of all eight nights of Hanukkah with this cut and paste menorah.

What You’ll Need:
*1 Menorah coloring sheet per child (see MS Word OR PDF attachments below)
*Crayons
*Scissors
*Glue
*Construction paper.

Preparation:

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The Latke Who Couldn't Stop Screaming Story & Craft

It may look like a Christmas book (in fact, its full title is The Latke Who Couldn’t Stop Screaming: A Christmas Story) but this story by Lemony Snicket is all about Hanukkah and how one little potato pancake is on a quest to find some understanding in a world full of Christmas symbols. Read this hilarious story and create your own screaming latke!

What You’ll Need:
*The Latke Who Couldn’t Stop Screaming: A Christmas Story by Lemony Snicket
*Glue
*Scissors

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Baby Food Jar Menorah

Have your children help you make this decorative menorah that makes a perfect centerpiece for your Hanukkah party!

What You’ll Need:
*9 baby food jars, labels removed, cleaned and dried
*9 tea candles
*Paint
*Paintbrushes
*Extra tea candle, wooden block, etc.

Preparation:

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Star of David Craft


Need a fun, easy craft that your child can give as a Hanukkah gift? Make our Star of David craft and you can customize it to whatever craft supplies you have on hand! Makes a beautiful window hanging.

What You’ll Need:
*Popsicle sticks (6 per craft)
*Glue
*Paint, glitter, beads, etc.
*Ribbon

Preparation:
*Paint the popsicle sticks and allow to dry completely.

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Turkey Coloring Sheet


We've added a new coloring sheet for Thanksgiving -- a handsome turkey for your children to enjoy! Go to our Coloring Pages and see the new Thanksgiving Turkey post under "Holidays & Events."

Come back again soon to see the craft we post that uses this turkey coloring sheet!

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Leaf Man Story & Craft


Fall is here and that means Leaf Man is on the move. Where is he going? We don’t know but “A Leaf Man's got to go where the wind blows.” Read Lois Ehlert’s Leaf Man, enjoy the amazing artwork and illustrations (made using real leaves), and create your own leaf creature.

What You’ll Need:
*Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert
*Leaves
*Acorns, sticks, etc.
*Glue

Preparation:
*Go outside and collect various colored leaves, acorns, sticks, etc. to make your creature.

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Paper Bag Princess Story & Craft

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Fall and Your Five Senses

Fall is a wonderful time of year to experience nature with your children. Help your children explore this season by using their five senses.

What You’ll Need:
*Outdoor spot with trees
*Nice Fall day
*Rake
*Seasonal fruits and vegetables (apples, pumpkin, squash, etc.)

Preparation:
*Talk about the five senses with your child: sight, sound, smell, touch, taste.

Activity:

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