Holiday Recipes and Activities For the Entire Family

Holiday recipes and crafts to make with the kids.
I don’t know about you, but I absolutely love this time of year.  I love the holidays and everything that comes with them – traditions, memories, time with family and friends, yummy food.  One thing I don’t like, however, is how busy I get.  I want to be able to slow down and enjoy the holidays and all that great stuff mentioned above, but did I mention this time of year is just so busy?  Today I want to share with you some holiday recipes and activities that are sure to lighten your load!

Just released is The Old Schoolhouse’s free holiday e-book, Homespun Holidays, filled with time-saving ideas, tips and recipes.

This free holiday e-book has lots of great ideas to take from you November to January!  The book is divided into Fall and Winter sections and each section has activities, decoration ideas, recipes and more!  Best off, these are tried and true ideas and recipes from staff members at The Old Schoolhouse.  I’ve had my fair share of Pinterest fails, so an activity or recipe that has already been tested out sounds really good.

I want to give you a little glimpse into the book by sharing with you one holiday recipe and activity from the fall and winter sections.  Let me start by saying it was tough to choose what to share because there are lots of great things in this book!  If you like what you see here, you will definitely want to download the free e-book!

First off is an activity I plan to do with the kids for Thanksgiving next week.  I think these would make great name plates for the Thanksgiving table!

Here’s a recipe that sounds so good I will have to try them out!  They’d be a great treat to put in the “I’m Thankful For You” bag too!

As November comes to a close we start thinking about the upcoming Christmas holiday.  There are some great ideas for December too!  I love to take some time to get together with friends during the holidays.  I also enjoy opening my house to them, but I don’t always like the stress I get from hosting a party.  I love these Holiday Open House ideas and look forward to putting some of them  into practice this year!

Christmas morning breakfast is always a treat at our home.  Each year I look for something special and this recipe sounds like it will be perfect!

There’s so much more in this book! Take a minute and download this free holiday e-book today! You won’t be sorry you did!

Looking for some other holiday ideas?   Check out these fun holiday recipes and activities for the family to do together!  These two free resources are perfect for Thanksgiving fun!

Here’s a last minute fall decorating idea too!  Add some fall flare to your decor in just a few minutes.  All you have to do is print and hang.  Perfect for busy moms!

There’s also some great holiday activities for December!  These are perfect for spreading some holiday cheer.

If you’ve got a lego lover in your house like I do, this is sure to be a hit!

I also really like keeping the educational activities going even during the holidays.  Here’s some fun writing prompts that won’t seem like work at all!

Here’s one last silly and fun holiday activity!  I have used this in my classroom to add some fun to our curriculum and to share holiday cheer with classes and people around the school.  Don’t worry – this isn’t only for the classroom!  You can also “elf” your family members and neighbors and deliver them with a little holiday treat!

I hope all these holiday ideas get your holidays off to a fun and stress-free start!
Remember, the most important thing to enjoy this time with your friends and family, make some sweet memories and cherished family traditions.  I hope these holiday recipes and activities will help you do just that!
Amy Teaching in Blue JeansAmy is a former kindergarten teacher turned homeschooling mom.  She focuses on multi-sensory teaching methods and making learning fun and engaging.  Amy shares her teaching tips and resources at Teaching in Blue Jeans.