Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Gratitude for Thanksgiving

Canadian Thanksgiving is less than two weeks and of course I'm looking forward to pumpkin pie, green jelly salad, potatoes, Turkey and gravy. Oh snap I think In already drooling a little... 

But Thanksgiving is also a time to take a pause in our hectic lives and reflect on all the reasons little and big why we are grateful. 

And here are a few ideas I have rounded up to help you count your many blessings... 

Gratitude Jar from Some What Simple with free printables 



This Wreath of Plenty found on Parents.com  is simply made with cardstock leads and a painted styrofoam wreath. 


You can grab the free download for the Gratitude Garland from Somewhat Simple, which also makes a gorgeous Thanksgiving decoration. 


Love this simple free printable from Somewhat Simple, available in four different colours. 


 Make a thankful tree with the family, with free printables from Craftionary 


Get this free printable Coint your Blessing Tree from Somewhat Simple 




You can get this free printable for this Thankful Jar from Mama Miss 


You can make this simple Turkey using styrofoam balls and yarn. Find the full directions at Parents.com 


Love these gratitude journals from Lulu the Baker. You could make them for Thanksgiving and continue to use them all year. 


Monday, September 28, 2015

Free Printable Games and Activities

Here are 8 Free printable Halloween activities your toddler or pre-schooler will love.
 
 
 
love this Halloween dress up doll from Babalisme


And here's the girl version 


And this build a monster printable from Somewhat Simple is such a fun idea! 
 

I love these lace up cards (there's a pumpkin,mummy, spider web, Frankenstein and bat) from Tot Schooling. 
 


Even younger kids will love this printable bingo from Crazy Little Projects because they just have to match the pictures in the calling cards. 
 




Love these Halloween silhouettes from Stuffed Suitcase  she used a cricket but you could also use a cutting Matt and exact-o Knife 


Keep kids occupied with this free printable activity sheet from Anders Ruff 
 


Print out Halloween shadow puppets like the one from Chez Bee per Bebe 


Kids can play tic tac toe over and over again with this free printable from Huppie Mama 
 

And if you are looking for more Halloween Ideas check out my 31 Days of Halloween Countdown with tons more free printables and activities.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Free Printable Halloween Decorations

I love decorating for Halloween - it's so fun and you can be so creative - and with all of the free printables online it doesn't have to be expensive. So here is a round-up of my favourite free Halloween decoration printables.

Free Printable Halloween Decorations


One of my favourite printables are these book covers from the Idea Room  

Printable Halloween book covers

I love all the free printable apothecary labels available - you can easily turn bottles you already have on hand or purchase at a garage sale or flea market into awesome Halloween decorations. I love this set from Lia Griffith. 

Halloween apothecary labels

Decorate with these free mice silouttes from Listotic 

mice silouttes

Print out a free Trick or Treat banner from Ella Claire 
 

trick or treat banner

Check out some More awesome and editable labels from Design.Wash.Rinse.Repeat 

Free printable Halloween apothecary labels
 
 
Print out your own condemned sign from Brooklyn Limestone 
 
 
printable condemned sign

Create your own banner with a complete alphabet and number Halloween banner set from the Cottage Market

Halloween alphabet banner

Decorate with a flock of bats. Get the free template from Dana Made It

free bat siloutte

Decorate your entry way or mantel with this free chalkboard Halloween subway art from the Shabby Creek Cottage available in 4 different phrases. Just grab an inexpensive frame or clipboard from the Dollar store. 


Halloween subway art

You can grab these three different printables to wrap around a glass holder with a tea light from Mr. Printable
 

Halloween candle wraps


Make your own antiqued look Anatiny Flash Cards from Boxy Colonial 


anatomy banner

What were your favourite printables??? And don't forget to check out 31 Days of Halloween Activities - for lots more Halloween activities and Inspiration.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Outside Halloween Decorating Ideas

Halloween Decorating Ideas


Make your own customized door mat with instructions from celebrations. 


Outside Halloween Decorating Ideas

These hanging lights would look amazing hanging throughout your trees. Get the simple instructions on how to make them from Fun Holiday Crafts 

DIY Halloween Decorating Ideas

You can find the tutorial to make these realistic looking to stones from Martha Stewart  

inexpensive Halloween Decorating Ideas


And I love these hanging ghost made by Ashley from Simply Designing for only $15 I think they look amazing and are fairly simple to replicate. 

exterior Halloween Decorating Ideas

Decorate your walk way with spooky eyes using toilet paper rolls and glow sticks - idea from the Meta Picture 

easy Halloween decorating ideas

Love this idea of making different figures out of chicken wire from We Know Memes 

Halloween decorations

Check out these old pink lawn flamingos, updated and painted into skeleton flamingos from Pool and Patio 

easy DIY Halloween decorations

Make some custom Halloween decorations using some fake Skelton bones and caution tape, or maybe put them in some dirt and an old wood barrel. Idea from Popular Mechanic 

simple Halloween decorations

Find out how to make this spiderweb door mat from Country Living 

Halloween Decor

This person laced cheap plastic skeletons together. Find all the directions on Instructables 

Creepy Halloween decorations

Find the tutorial to make these simple DIY lawn ghosts from Save on Crafts 

Halloween Yard Decorations

And I created a 31 day countdown of Activities for Halloween: so make sure you check out the rest of the ideas.

31 Halloween Activities


Halloween Countdowns

If you missed it - I created 31 Days of (Family) Halloween Activities - you can find the whole list HERE.

Halloween Count Down Round-Up


And #1 on the list was: Print out a bucket list or Halloween countdown

I love this free printable Chalkboard Halloween Countdown from  Yellow Bliss Road 

Chalkboard halloween Countdown

Kiki and Company has an awesome free Haunted House Countdown 


Free haunted house count down,


She also had a free printable that fits behind the doors - or you can cut out the doors trace the openings onto a blank piece of paper and customize the countdown using your favourite ideas and family traditions. 

I love this idea of a Trick or Tree from Positively Splendid. She has cards with fun little trick or treats or you can customize them using different activity ideas. You can print out all 31 gift tags for a month long Halloween countdown. 
 

Trick or Tree Count Down

And you can check out the tutorial to make this advent calendar from Makoodle  And you can print out all the numbers in squares so you can adapt the countdown if you didn't want to purchase all the small tins.  

Halloween Advent Calendar

I love the Halloween Countdown calendar from Waffle Flower. See how she used a perforated blade to make the banner numbers into peel away tickets.

Halloween banner Count Down

Get this free printable calendar for While he was Napping.  Cut out three sides if each number and you can use her printable activities or adapt them using your own family traditions. 


Free Printable Halloween Count Down

Heres another simple countdown from Lolly Jane 
 
Printable Halloween Calendar

Sign up for the newsletter and grab this free printable from Moms and Munchkins 

Free Countdown to Halloween

Detail Oriented Diva created this countdown - you can frame it and use a dry erase marker to count down the days left until Halloween. 

Countdown to Candy Printable


Classy Clutter also offers another free printable countdown, which she marked off with washi tape. 

Free Halloween Countdown
 
Did you make a Halloween countdown? Leave a link in the comments so we can all check it out! And don't forget to check out the rest of the 31 Days of Halloween Activities.
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