February is here! Are you ready to get creative? Drawing is a great artistic outlet! Use your imagination to create unique drawings. If you are searching for inspiration, check out the following drawing prompts for February.
Are you searching for something fun to do this winter season? Gather your family or friends together to create a winter bucket list. If you are looking for inspiration, check out the following ideas for your winter-season bucket list.
The week before Christmas is always busy. Take time to enjoy your favorite Christmas movies with your family. Yes, you and your cat count as a family. Make your favorite snack, order pizza, or sip hot cocoa from a Christmas mug. If you are searching for inspiration on what to watch, check out the following Christmas shows for your family movie night?
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The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special (2022) (Disney+)
It’s a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie (2002)
Scrooge: A Christmas Carol (2022)
Let It Snow (2019)
Dr. Suess: The Grinch (2018)
LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special (2020)
The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas (2012)
Klaus (2019) (Netflix)
Peppa Pig: Peppa’s Christmas and Other Stories
Dr. Suess: How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966)
A Christmas Prince (2017)
Sesame Street: Once Upon a Sesame Street Christmas (2016)
Music is one of the joys of Christmas. Artists have been writing about the holiday season for decades. If you are looking to add some Christmas cheer to your holiday party or dinner, check out the following songs. (Be careful, you may find yourself singing out loud!)
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The Christmas season is almost here. Are you ready to join in the festive fun? Do you want to make this Christmas season memorable for you and your family? Start by making a Christmas season bucket list. Ask every family member to participate. If you need inspiration, check out the following ideas for your Christmas season bucket list.
Send out Christmas cards to family and friends
Go to a Christmas community concert (During the Christmas season, many community concerts are free or low cost. You and your family could attend more than one to get you into the holiday spirit).
Decorate your home
Decorate a Christmas tree
Write a letter to Santa (Yes, adults can do this too)
Wear matching Christmas pajamas
Bake and decorate Christmas cookies
Host a family game night
Drive around and look at Christmas decorations
Watch Christmas movies
Make a gingerbread house
Put out cookies for Santa (Don’t forget the carrots for the reindeer)
Hand out Christmas baskets full of homemade goodies
Create a Christmas playlist
Make a YouTube or TikTok Christmas greeting
Do random acts of kindness
Make homemade hot cocoa
Host an ugly Christmas sweater party
Be a secret Santa
Host a traditional Christmas dinner
Have a picnic under the Christmas tree
Make hot cider
Create a hot cocoa bar
Go ice skating
Go to a tree lighting ceremony
Read ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas
Watch The Nutcracker
Get your and your family’s photo taken with Santa
Hang Christmas stockings
Attend Christmas Eve Services
Donate a wrapped toy
Host a Christmas brunch
Donate to an animal shelter or rescue
Foster a pet over the holidays (Who knows, you may find your new best friend)
Attend a Christmas parade
Make paper snowflakes
Read the Christmas story from the Bible
Donate to a food bank
Host a bonfire
Set up the Nativity scene
Host a Christmas tea
Attend a live nativity
Buy a new tree ornament for each family member
Make Christmas crafts
Attend various community Christmas programs and concerts (At this time of year, many activities are free, minimum fee or donation-based)
Thanksgiving brings lots of food and family to your home. Are you looking to incorporate movie night with your Thanksgiving holiday celebration? If you are searching for ideas, check out the following family-friendly shows for Thanksgiving.
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Halloween is a week away! Do you love the spooky season? Pumpkins, ghosts, and things that go bump in the night are a significant part of Halloween. Are you looking to combine your love of Halloween with a family movie night? If you need inspiration, check out the following family-friendly Halloween movies.
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Go ahead, make popcorn, grab your favorite beverage, and enjoy a Halloween-themed movie night.
Fall ushers in cooler weather, football games, tailgating, and changing leaves. The season is a great time to enjoy everything Autumn. Gather your friends and family to make a fall bucket list. If you need inspiration, check out the following ideas for your fall bucket list.
Go apple picking.
Watch cider pressing.
Bake a homemade apple pie.
Go on a hayride.
Go to a pumpkin patch.
Hike in a state or national park.
Host a bonfire.
Make a fall wreath.
Eat pumpkin spice waffles or pancakes.
Make a DIY bird feeder.
Make a scrapbook of your summer adventures.
Rake fallen leaves into large piles and jump in.
Take a fall family or friends’ professional photo.
Go on a nature walk.
Photograph the colorful foliage.
Eat pumpkin cheesecake.
Have a fall picnic.
Eat a Carmel apple.
Go to a football game.
Go to a homecoming parade
Make homemade apple jelly, apple butter, or apple sauce.
Make a scarecrow.
Visit a fall-themed festival.
Host a game night.
Do fall crafts.
Drink pumpkin spiced latte.
Go star gazing.
Go to a farmer’s market for fresh vegetables and fruit.
Make an entire meal from your farmers’ market finds.
Imagine you are eleven years old, did you get your Hogwarts letter? It’s time to go back to Hogwarts. Every year, millions of Harry Potter fans also known as Potterheads recognize September 1st as Back to Hogwarts Day. J.K. Rowling, the creator of the beloved series, said it best, “Whether you come back by page or by the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.”
Having fun is the best way to celebrate Back to Hogwarts Day. Whether you celebrate alone, online, or with family and friends, enjoy your journey back to Platform 9 ¾.
Reread the Series: Snuggle under a fuzzy blanket with your favorite Harry Potter book and revisit the Wizarding World. Or use September 1st to start rereading the entire series.
Listen: Are you trying to study? Clean house? Or other tasks that keep you from reading? Listen to your favorite Harry Potter book.
Watch: Host a movie night. Watch your favorite Harry Potter movie (or all). An impromptu movie night is a perfect way to celebrate going back to Hogwarts. Along with the Harry Potter series, you can watch Fantastic Beasts or the new Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts special reunion.
Music: Do you have a long commute to school or work? Turn up your favorite Harry Potter soundtrack to pass the time. Or tune out the rest of the world by putting your headphones on and enjoying the sounds of the Wizarding World.
Get Crafty: Did you recently view a Wizarding World craft online? Today is the perfect day to let your creative side shine brightly. From potion bottles to ornaments for your Christmas tree, making crafts is a great way to celebrate Back to Hogwarts Day. The best part is you can always watch or listen to Harry Potter as you craft.
Food & Beverages: Butterbeer, chocolate frogs, licorice wands, and much more. Creating the food and beverages from the Harry Potter series is one of the best ways to celebrate. Plus, you can always eat and drink these tasty treats while watching the movies.
Lego: Pick up a new Harry Potter-themed Lego set for family night. From the Hogwarts Castle to Hagrid’s Hut, each themed Lego set represents a different area in the Wizarding World. Who knows maybe you will end up with an entire room of Harry Potter Lego sets.
Online: Meet and chat with other fans in your favorite Harry Potter group.
Write: Do you like to write? Write fanfiction. Create your own version of the Wizarding World.
Have fun! Enjoy J.K Rowling’s magnificent series about “The Boy Who Lived.”
Did you know today, August 13, 2022, is National Bowling Day? Beginning in Rome and Greece, the sport of bowling is over 4000 years old. Here, in America, bowling is a favorite past-time for millions of people.
Bowling is a billion-dollar industry with leagues, competitions, and tournaments. But you do not have to bowl a 300 game to enjoy the sport. The overall health benefits of bowling may surprise you.
Weight Loss: Bowling requires lifting, bending, and other movements to get the ball down the lane. Every time, you step up to bowl, you use your arms, shoulders, wrists, and leg movements to hopefully get a strike. When you bowl on a regular basis, the amount of exercise increases your chances to lose weight and gain muscle strength.
Reduce Health Risks: Failing to exercise on a regular basis poses numerous health risks. Regular exercise lowers your risk of stroke, diabetes, and heart failure. Bowling and other regular exercise routines increase bone density and help reduce cholesterol levels and blood pressure. If you bowl once a week in combination with other forms of exercise routines, you gain optimal health benefits.
Eye-Hand Coordination: Bowling requires eye-hand coordination and large motor skills. The sport requires focus, concentration, and the ability to strategize your bowling technique.
Family Oriented: Bowling is an easy sport to learn. Modern bowling alleys have automatic scoring systems that display overhead. The new computerized scoring allows everyone to focus on the game.
Socialization: Whether you join a league or participate in “open bowl”, bowling is a social sport. Put away your electronic devices and phones. Soon, you will be cheering the strikes, and laughing at the gutter balls. Being with friends or family members is a great stress reliever.
Many bowling alleys offer pizza and other snacks which is perfect for family night, date night, or just out with friends.