Posts tagged "gift"

Rainbow Loom: the latest tween craft craze

Rainbow Loom: the latest tween craft craze
Tweens love fads. And crafts. So it figures that every few years there is a craft that sweeps through elementary and middle schools around the country. This year, that craze is for the Rainbow Loom. What’s a Rainbow Loom? It’s a “Super fun rubber band bracelet making kit!!!” And judging by the three exclamation marks,... Read more »

Fast, easy fudge recipe perfect for tasty last minute gifts

Fast, easy fudge recipe perfect for tasty last minute gifts
My mom has given me many gifts over the years, and now I’m going to share one with you – her fudge recipe. With only three ingredients, this is the easiest, quickest recipe ever,  and it makes the best fudge, in my family’s opinion. I’ve given as it a gift for years and have received... Read more »

Christmas tradition that grows as kids do: the scavenger hunt

Christmas Eve traditions vary by family. Some get matching pajamas, some eat special meals, and some attend candlelight Mass or services. In my family, our favorite Christmas Eve tradition is a little unusual: we go on a scavenger hunt. Get 10 printable scavenger hunt clues here. From when we were very little, my parents would... Read more »
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More cheap holiday gift ideas for kids and tweens

Putting this together is half the fun. Once assembled, it uses three infrared emitting diodes as its "eye" to escape any maze. One heads up, though, is that soldering is required.  There are similar robots that do not require soldering if you'd rather avoid that, like the cheaper Elenco Wake Me Robot. The Elenco escape robot kit can be yours for $33.99.
Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat, time to get your tween a gift besides a hat. If you have gotten any, you’ve got work to do, the idea in here are many, so please scroll through! Forgive the rewritten lyrics, but requests keep coming in for tween gift ideas. These suggested presents all... Read more »

Louis Armstrong biography makes jazzy holiday gift for kids

Louis Armstrong biography makes jazzy holiday gift for kids
Play, Louis, Play!: The True Story of a Boy and His Horn by Muriel Harris Weinstein details Louis Armstrong’s childhood in a book that is great for younger tweens, approximately grades 3-5. The book details Louis  Armstrong’s childhood and the hardships he encountered growing up very poor in New Orleans, his love of his family... Read more »

Lola Zola and the Lemonade Crush is a great tween Spring Break book

Lola Zola and the Lemonade Crush is a great tween Spring Break book
Lola Zola and the Lemonade Crush is a  novel by Marcy Winograd and Jackie Hirtz aimed at middle grade students.  My tween very much enjoyed the novel that features sixth grade heroine Lola Zola who sets up a lemonade stand to make money when both her parents are laid off from their jobs. Although the... Read more »
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