Printable Thanksgiving Crossword For Kids

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Family Traditions are so important and with Thanksgiving coming up it is nice to find ways to involve everyone, even those tiny hands. Sometimes they get bored waiting for dinner to be prepared or come in looking to sneak a snack for their patient little tummies. A Thanksgiving game that combines snacks, fun, and learning is just the ticket!
Download the Free Thanksgiving Crossword Puzzle Key Printable.
This Thanksgiving crossword will keep the kids at bay until you can get that bird that perfect golden. Just print it out and give them a cup full of Alpha-Bits cereal to see how many letters they can match up. It will keep them busy searching and they can eat the letters that aren’t on the page. The letter shaped cereal helps them learn their letters while they think they are just having fun! Plus, with 20g of whole grains and 12 essential vitamins and nutrients (per 30g serving) you can feel good that you aren’t filling them up with junk.

It also seems that the older kids like to have a game too, even though they might not like to admit it, so here’s a blank template to make it a little more challenging for the older kids.

You’ll find that some of the letters are easier to find in the Alpha-Bits than others so give the kids fair warning so they don’t get frustrated. You can give them a pen to fill in any missing letters they could not find in their cup.
Let them loose and watch their minds work their magic!
Other fun Alpha-Bits Thanksgiving games:
See how many Thanksgiving words you can spell with the letters in your cup of Alpha-Bits.
Play Thanksgiving Bingo using the cereal as space markers.
String Alpha-Bits to make edible necklaces.
Let the kids make up their own games. I am always amazed at the creative things they come up with!
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DIY Faux Wood Picture Frame

Hello again Friends! It’s Aly from Entirely Eventful Day. I hope you love Fall like I love Fall! Today I am sharing a project perfect for Fall, or anytime of the year. It’s a faux reclaimed wood picture frame. We all know how “in” reclaimed wood is right now. But I don’t have time to go out and reclaim wood, do you? Didn’t think so. That’s why I created this little beauty for you.
If you would like to fill your DIY wood picture frame with this cute I “leaf” Fall printable, come on over to my blog and download it!
Start with any ol’ picture frame. Mine was painted red from this Valentine project.
You will also need wood printed wrapping paper, Mod Podge (I used gloss), scissors, and a brush.
The first thing I did was apply some scrap pieces to the corner. I wanted a miter cut look and it was apparent that I wasn’t going to be able to get the perfect in the corner. So I cheated. It worked perfectly, couldn’t tell at all.
Then I lined up my paper, making sure I had the right amount to fold into the inside, and cut the angle.
Follow the directions on the Mod Podge bottle to apply the paper. You want to apply it both under and over the paper.
When it was time to do another corner, I simply made sure that the miter cuts overlapped and my red frame didn’t show.
I found this particular wood print paper at Hobby Lobby.
I hope this project starts your Fall off right. I can’t wait for apple cider and falling leaves!
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Baked Apple Chips

I found a healthy snack that the kids love and makes the house smell scrumptious. What more could you ask for right? I shared this over on DIY Dreamer a few weeks ago, but couldn’t resist sharing here too. Check out these baked apple chips.
Are they not the cutest and so perfect for back to school?! You’ll be surprised how very simple it is to make your very own baked apple chips getting rid of preservatives and other gunk that comes with the packaged ones. Let’s get started.
Mini Cookie Cutter (optional)
Parchment Paper
Cookie Sheet

1. Slice your apples into thin slices. The thinner you cut the crunchier they will be. 
2. Grab the nearest kiddo and have them cut out the cores with a mini cookie cutter.

3. Line your cookie sheet with parchment paper and spread apple slices on to pan. You can fit about two sliced apples per pan. Shake cinnamon over them.

4. Bake at 275 for about 2 hours 15 minutes. Flip them over after an hour so they bake evenly and then check them every half an hour thereafter until they look crispy. If you want to make a large batch, just do one pan at a time. They get too hot too close to the bottom.

It made the house smell divine and the kiddos gobbled them right up! They were the perfect healthy snack both kid and mom approved!
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    Back to School Teacher Gifts

    It’s Amy here again from The Happy Scraps.  I’m so excited to be here at A Little Tipsy sharing a very simple and easy Back to School Teacher Gift Idea.  The best part, there is a printable!
    What teacher wouldn’t like a set of colorful Sharpies at the beginning of the school year?

    Read more and get the printable.

    All you need to do, is grab a few sharpies, tie them up with some baker’s twine, print the tags, punch a hole and tie it on.  I opted to round the corners on the tag as well.

    If you would like to download the file, watermark free of course, you can find it here.

    If you haven’t thought about a Back to School Teacher Gift yet, then we’ve got you covered.  If you are looking for more teacher gift ideas, feel free to come on over to The Happy Scraps and see others ideas I have shared.

    Thanks Amy! This is a gift teachers would truly love, useful and cute!
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