This week Adventures in Homeschooling is going to participate in the Schoolhouse Crew 5 Days of Preparing for the Holidays blog hop. Today we are talking about Decorating.
Now, I’m not a huge decorator. It is definitely something that is out of my comfort zone, much to my daughters chagrin I’m afraid. I have promised to make a better attempt at decorating this year for both Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Therefore, this Thanksgiving season we have decided to start some new traditions. With the beginning of our Thanksgiving tree in the works, we are excited to begin fall decorating with our prominent Thanksgiving tree. This has been an exciting addition for us and one that I hope we will continue.
You can find directions on how to make your own Thanksgiving tree here and here. We put a basket on the table with our hands. 30 for my daughter and 30 for my son and a few extras for mom and dad (to be a very leafy tree I think). I traced their hands on construction paper and we just pull them out daily and write on them. I write out my sons since he is 3. My daughter says next year the family dog need representation. Maybe we will add some paw prints and “I am thankful for Frisbees and belly rubs” to the tree!
We are also doing some Thanksgiving decorating with some fun laminated leaves. We are taking some of our leaves from our nature walks, laminating them, and putting them on fishing line and tying to the trees outside. We think this will be a fun way to keep the outdoors decorated. I hope to find a few more Thanksgiving crafts to get the house decorated for the Thanksgiving holiday. We also thought we would use this idea from In Lieu of Preschool. They did bats for Halloween but I’m going to make a leaf template and do the same thing.
As far as Christmas, I’m hoping to have some more ideas ready to go by the end of the month so we can start decorating for Christmas. Again, early decorating is not me but I’m trying to be better to help out the kids.
Here’s a few more crafts we are considering for the month:
What do you do to decorate that is easy, quick, and still fun? I would love some great ideas. And happy holidays!