Thanksgiving Skittles Turkey Activity

I love this idea for a quick and fun holiday activity for the little ones.  This is called a Skittles Turkey, and as you would guess, you give them Skittles candies to sort by color and place in the circle areas.

Skittles Turkey

I saw this cute idea on the website  Click the link to see the original.  However, their version had WAY too many slots for Skittles in my opinion.  I mean WAY too many.  My kids would be bouncing off the walls!  So I made this “reduced Skittles version”.  My version only requires 10 Skittles which is plenty enough for one sitting.

Free download below:

Happy Father’s Day 2013- Free Download Printable

Happy Father’s Day to my wonderful husband Marc.

Happy Father's Day



Life is not easy, especially once you throw kids into the mix.  But I am graced with a husband who truly loves our kids and wants the best for them.  He also happens to be a very creative and talented editor who provides for us without asking for anything in return.  He doesn’t drive a fancy sports car or have a boat (even though he would probably like one) but he invests all his money into the kids and their education.  I applaud him for these things and know the kids and I are lucky.  And more important than money, he invests his time in the kids.  He plays with them and teaches them things and participates in all their activities and sports.  Happy Father’s Day to a great dad!


This is the free download for the Dad printable I used in the pictures of the kids above.

Valentines Heart Tree Table Decorations

For the entire Valentines Party post, see here:

Valentines Party

This post is a how-to for making these heart tree table decorations.

Valentines Heart Trees

These can be made from any type of paper, either solid color or printed.  For the party I purchased a printable package which included matching printed papers.  You can also print these on plain colored paper or specialty papers from the hobby store.  At the bottom of this post is a free download you can use to print the heart shapes onto any paper.

Start by using card stock or other similar weight paper to make the cones.  I used the heavy paper they use in the middle of wrapping paper rolls.


Then print the heart shapes onto whatever papers you plan to use.



Then cut out the hearts.


Then glue them upside down onto the forms by using a drop of glue in the middle.  Cover the entire form.



Super cute!


I got the original idea from here, and hers are much more elegant:

Valentine Heart Cone Tree Tutorial

Heart Shaped Download:

Valentines Heart Banner

For the entire Valentines Party, see here:

Valentines Party

This post is a how-to make an easy Valentines Heart Banner.

Valentines Heart Banner

It is very easy and all you need are some colored pieces of felt and ribbon.  I used about 15 sheets of felt and one roll of ribbon for this project.

Use the free downloadable template below to cut out the heart shapes onto the felt.  Then punch holes in the top and string the ribbon through!

Valentines Party

For Valentines Day the Mommy’s Group which I have been a part of, threw a big Valentines party for all the little ones.  And I, of course, had a hand in decorating it.  Many thanks to my friends for all their help!

Valentines Party

I will make individual posts for each how-to for every item you see here.  The posts will appear tagged to this post in the “comments” section.