Keeping Kids Busy at the Holidays

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We are definitely keeping kids busy at the holidays with the six games I posted earlier this week, but now it’s time to keep their hands and brains engaged. I have a great assortment of fun projects to do as a family that would make excellent gifts!

Keeping Kids Busy at the Holidays

Stone Garden Transfer Art

P’Diddy and I have talked about painting rocks before, but have never done it. With a kit that comes with everything included, I know we will have no excuse now! I love when everything is already put together for me.

A 48 page book comes with step by step photo instructions on how to illustrate your rocks to make them beautiful. 8 rub-on transfers (which is awesome since I have no drawing hand at all!), 3 brushes, paints, coating and even 4 rocks are found inside the kit.

I hope this will just be the beginning and get us on the fun path of rock painting!

Keeping Kids Busy at the Holidays

Space Magnetic Play Scene from

Stickers with magnets! Yes to use over and over again!

This cute space scene comes with 50 pieces from astronauts to planets to every type of gear you would need to travel to space. It all fits into a nice sturdy storage box. Perfect to bring along in the car I think!

See ALL the play scenes here! Everything from Petit Collage is eco-friendly and certified ethically made. Find lots of games, puzzles, books, and crafts. Use code: CrunchyBeachMama for 15% off anything in the store!

Keeping Kids Busy at the Holidays

Smithsonian Exploration Station: Solar System

Speaking of space here are the true facts to learn about all that happens up there! A 56 page book full of information and real life photos. The kids will love flipping through the pages to get a feel of what it looks like in space. Do they want to visit the moon one day too?

To make it more fun the book comes with a sticker sheet, space figurines to play with, and glow-in-the-dark stars!

Keeping Kids Busy at the Holidays

Hands Off My Stickers!

My biggest hobby when I was a girl was collecting stickers. I loved gathering stickers of all varieties! Remember the scratch and sniff ones? My favorite part was organizing them onto their pages. Animals, people, flowers, hearts, oh the list goes on.

This album will get your child started with their own collection. Comes with pages, pouches, and even stickers to get them going!

Keeping Kids Busy at the Holidays

DIY Christmas Ornament Kit from

Can’t wait for our tree to go up! These ornaments that P’Diddy will put together will be up front and center. In fact, they would make great gifts for someone if I wanted to give them away! Isn’t the best part about unboxing your ornaments year after year is the conversations you have about when, where and who this one came from?

3 DIY ornaments – angel, santa, reindeer – are in the kit, along with all the materials to put them together. The very pretty textured origami paper included is made from recycled t-shirts and not trees! How cool is that? The chipboard for the ornament base is from scrap wood and the ink, glue, and sealing used is non-toxic. Everything is very kid AND earth friendly!

Check out their entire site. You will think it’s great! The idea came about from a 10-year old and his love for nature.

Keeping Kids Busy at the Holidays

PLAYMOBIL Camping Adventure and Go Cart Racer

We have become huge PLAYMOBIL fans! This past week P’Diddy put together their Take Along Fire Station and had so much fun reading the instructions, putting the pieces together, sticking the stickers on and then playing! That full review is coming next week, but today I wanted to show off their smaller sets. I think they are great for gifts and come in cute carrying cases to bring along anywhere. Keep their minds and fingers busy.

Camping Adventure for all those camping families! Set includes 32 pieces containing two campers, tent, canoe, campfire, backpacks, binoculars, fish, and other accessories. Will they make s’mores over the fire?

Go Cart Racer for all the little ones who love to race cars! Set includes 29 pieces containing the racer, racecar, traffic cones, gas can, and other accessories. Who will win?


What activities are you keeping kids busy with at your house?

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