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Ready to have some cook together fun with your family this weekend? Try these classic Turkey Handprint Cookies, this week’s recipe for fun. Gather up the small hands at your house. Your little ones will surely get a kick out of watching their handprints turn into edible turkeys. This is a fun group activity allowing kids to not only make their own creations, but eat them too!

Family Corner has the recipe, so go ahead and gobble up a few cookies.

Kitchens at Totally Kids fun furniture and toys

Kids love the pretend kitchens at Totally Kids fun furniture & toys.

Thanksgiving Dog Treats

This was the year we were going to bake special Thanksgiving treats for Higgins the Totally Kids Shop Dog. Where does the time go? It is now Tuesday and the Thanksgiving countdown puts us on menu and food preparation planning for people. Another year passes and the special homemade dog treats for Higgins are back burnered once again.

Christmas! We WILL cook up special Christmas dog treats for Higgins.

Saved by NuttyMuttBakery.

Aren’t their turkey legs and pumpkin pie slices for pooches the cutest. Even if we had eecked out some time for our project, the results would never have been eye candy like those.

Turkey Dog treats

Mary, at Home is Where the Boat Is, wins the prize for her turkey treats wouldn’t you say? Her two furry friends, Chloe and Gracie are always treated royally and not forgotten at Thanksgiving. She has the recipe and pictorial for cooking up those pet pleasing turkey treats. Hop on over to her blog where you fill find loads of decorating inspiration as well as many how-tos for pups. You’ll be thankful that you did.

Have a Doggone Happy Thanksgiving!

“Hands down” this is the best Turkey Handprint Cookie you’ll ever bake.  Plus, it’s an easy peasey for even the littlest kiddos. Family Corner has the recipe for fun, pop on over to learn how.

This is our Saturday bake off plan and ha ha, best of all there will be no baking, just a finger licking good time in the kitchen. Another recipe for fun, is this cute Rice Krispie Turkey. It calls for just a few ingredients and cute little hands to roll the balls and decorate. Thanks Give Me Some Oven, we know everyone will will be love’n your Turkeys.

Now…gobble – gobble.

If you are in the market for a colorful new kitchen for holiday cooking, take a look here, you’re bound to find the kitchen of your dreams.

Tomorrow is the big day and there must be a kids table at every Thanksgiving dinner, it’s practically an American tradition. For me, growing up, it was most likely for the preservation of  fine china, crystal and family heirlooms from precocious little cousins.

Creating a decorate it yourself table for your little guests will make them feel special, and best of all, does not need to take much time or planning. Emulating this kids’ table idea from Country Living by simply using a roll of craft paper and some crayons or markers, you can easily become the favorite aunt or grandma. Not only will kiddos think that they have the best seat in the house, but this budget friendly cover, provides doodling entertainment before, during, and after the Thanksgiving dinner while waiting for pumpkin pie.

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Life at the kids’ table begins here.

You’ll find a great selection of  at child size table and chairs at Totally Kids fun furniture.

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Keep your kids’ table guests happily occupied with a few colorful sticks of clay; allowing the adults more time to enjoy their meals. (Yay!) Ask the budding artists to create pieces that can be auctioned off for a few coins after everyone has finished their meals.

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After dinner have the adults hold an auction. Start the bidding on the new clay sculptures with a few pennies. The young artists can be encouraged to tell stories about their creations to increase the bids.

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Pass this tray of clay and tools around and let the sculpting begin. What will they make? How long can it take? Could you make something that you are thankful for?

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After dinner when the table covering has become over decorated, drop this Pairs in Pears game on the table for a fast, fun and requiring no pencil, paper, or gameboard challenge.

Ready to have some cook together fun this weekend? Try these Turkey Handprint Cookies, this week’s recipe for fun. Gather up the small hands at your house. Your little ones will surely get a kick out of watching their handprints turn into turkeys. This is a fun group activity allowing kids to not only make their own creations, but eat them too!

Family Corner has the recipe, so go ahead and gobble up a few cookies.

Kitchens at Totally Kids fun furniture and toys

Kids love the pretend kitchens at Totally Kids fun furniture & toys.

Elf on the Shelf is here

Move over cobwebs, The Elf on the Shelf aka: how to help your kids behave for the month of December, has arrived!

Elf on the Shelf at Totally Kids fun furniture & toys

The Elf on the Shelf® is a special scout elf sent from the North Pole to help Santa Claus manage his naughty and nice lists. When a family adopts an elf and gives it a name, the elf receives its Christmas magic and can fly to the North Pole each night to tell Santa Claus about all of the day’s adventures. Each morning, the elf returns to its family and perches in a different place to watch the fun. Children love to wake up and race around the house looking for their elf each morning.

There are two simple rules that every child knows when it comes to having an elf. First, an elf cannot be touched; Christmas magic is very fragile and if an elf is touched it may lose that magic and be unable to fly back to the North Pole. Second, an elf cannot speak or move while anyone in the house is awake! An elf’s job is to watch and listen.

Elves typically appear in their families’ homes at the beginning of the holiday season (around Thanksgiving in the U.S.). On Christmas Eve, the elves return to the North Pole with Santa Claus–until next year!

Share pictures of your little elf here.

kissing booth

Instructions for a kissing booth at Living Locurto.

Have an adult do the the carving honors and surprise, surprise look what you’ll find inside! The corn cobs hold a surprise inside too.  Instructions for crafting this fascinating turkey can be found here.

Growing up we always found ourselves seated at the kids table. This tradition was undoubtedly for the preservation of fine china, crystal and family heirlooms. If you will be seating little ones at a kids table, give them one they will be thankful for.

Country Living  uses a roll of craft paper and some crayons or markers for their special table.  Not only will kiddos think that they have the best seat in the house, but this budget friendly cover, provides doodling entertainment before, during, and after the Thanksgiving dinner while waiting for pumpkin pie.

The Idea Room always has the best ideas. How about serving up hand print turkey plates that can easily be decorated with edibles, pasta and seeds.

Life at the kids’ table begins here.

You’ll find a great selection of  at child size table and chairs at Totally Kids fun furniture.

“Hands down” this is the most fun Turkey Handprint Cookie you’ll ever bake.  Best of all it’s an easy peasey for even the littlest kiddos. Family Corner has the recipe for fun, pop on over.

Another cook together and a no bake, is this cute Rice Krispie Turkey. It calls for just a few ingredients and little hands to roll the balls and decorate. Thanks Give Me Some Oven, we’ve got all of the ingredients and this is on tomorrow’s to do list!

Now…gobble – gobble.

If you are in the market for a colorful new kitchen for holiday cooking, take a look here, you’re bound to find the kitchen of your dreams.

If you’re too young to remember Mom and the bangs thing, we all colored the Thanksgiving turkey, right?

We could eat these every day from now until Thanksgiving, but have decided to save them as a just deserts surprise for the kids big and small next Thursday.

Ingredients/Supplies

Double Stuff Oreo Cookies
Candy Corn
Whoppers
Peanutbutter Cups
Chocolate frosting
Yellow Frosting
Optional: Red frosting
Optional: black sprinkles for eyes

Our Best Bites has a beautiful pictorial for the step by step creation of these delicious turkeys.

You may wish to add chocolatey Pilgrim Hats to your desert menu as well.

Both of these are great make togethers for young children and families. They make sure to please teacher gifts too.