Three Eco-Activities for Your Kids This Thanksgiving Break

It’s Thanksgiving break and if getting together with family might not be unnerving enough, the kids are home. Most likely, for the entire week. To reduce the need for creativity, we thought that we’d share three ways for your kids to get crafty and be a little extra “eco”. 

Make Holiday Cards

Anyone else annoyed with the number of holiday marketing magazines you’ve been receiving since September? Well, we’re here to repurpose those babies 90’s style with holiday card collages. Instead of Hallmark cards that can’t be recycled, have the kids make their teachers, friends and maybe even those family members you’ll be seeing this weekend a collage card. 

Repurposing Holiday Marketing

Tables Settings 

You don’t need to bust out the plastic turkeys this year. Enjoy a family stroll or some backyard play gathering pieces of nature to decorate the Turkey Day table with. Some of our favorites are pinecones for name place holders, a sprinkle of fall leaves across the table with candles and old sheet napkins and table runners. Yes, we know the last might require some adult supervision, hello “overstaying her welcome” Aunt Mable!

DIY Napkins

Present Wrapping

My five-year-old can do it, so can yours. Have the kids wrap a few of the small gifts already purchased or being purchased this Small Business Saturday with tea towels or an old cut up sheet. It may take a round or two of practice, just buying you time friends. Just buying you time…