I am seriously craft-challenged. Yet I realize that when the kids are cooped up inside, I need to find something for them to do! Craft projects are always a good idea, yet I’m always stumped on where to start.
My good friend Terra was kind enough to put together some Rainy Day Survival Kits for my kiddos. One for my older kids and one for the little girls (You can also check out Terra’s Blog “Life as a Field Trip”, click here)
Here’s how they work:
1. Get a box/rubbermaid bin.
2. Search for fun crafting ideas. See our Kids Stuff board on Pinterest for more info; Family Fun & Mailbox magazines are also good resources.
3. Buy what you need or find the items lying around your house.
- If that sounds too involved, you may also put in a new coloring book, Play Doh, stickers, etc.
4. Assemble the pieces for the craft projects, including instructions, and place in a plastic Ziploc bag.
5. Fill up your Survival Kit.
6. Most important: HIDE the Survival Kit so the kids don’t rummage through it before you need it!
If you grew up in the Green Bay area, you probably visited the Neville Public Museum sometime in elementary school. However, if that is the last time you visited, you really need to make a trip again soon! The museum’s permanent exhibits include Hometown Advantage: The Community and the Packers and the Discovery Room. The Holiday Memories: Prange’s Christmas Windows exhibit is on display through January. Programming offered by the museum includes a geology club, an international film series, and an astronomical society.
To enter today’s giveaway for four admission passes from the Neville Public Museum, visit our 12 Days of Holiday Giveaways page where you can also read the contest rules, too.
- Elf on the Shelf Scavenger Hunt at various downtown businesses
- Holiday Storytime at Kress Family Library
- Meet with Santa and Mrs. Claus at White Pillars Museum
- Kids’ Magic Show at XO fitness
- Horse-drawn carriage rides departing from the Lee Building ($2 adults, $1 kids)
- Free showing of “The Grinch” at De Pere Cinema
The candle and tree lighting will cap off the event at 6:45pm at Crevier Commons.
For more information on the Holiday Open House, check the event’s Facebook page.
You can stop by Home Depot on Saturday, December 7 for the Home Depot Kids Workshop. This month kids get to make a tic-tac-toe board!
- FREE hands-on workshops designed for children ages 5 – 12 offered the 1st Saturday of every month at all The Home Depot stores between 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
- Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills, tool safety and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment.
- All kids get to keep their craft and receive a FREE Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin and certificate of achievement.