Drawing Prompts for February 2023

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.

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  1. Self-portrait
  2. Ground Hog
  3. Mushrooms
  4. Fairies
  5. Gnomes
  6. Mystery
  7. Stamp
  8. Candy Store
  9. Eyes
  10. Silhouette
  11. Dots
  12. Football
  13. Friendship
  14. Valentine’s Day
  15. Sea Creatures
  16. Patterns
  17. Dragons
  18. Birdhouse
  19. Birds
  20. Presidents
  21. Key
  22. Alike
  23. Different
  24. Dinosaur
  25. Signs
  26. Animal
  27. Colorful
  28. Different

Happy Drawing!

47 Ideas for Your Winter Season Bucket List

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.

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  1. Attend a Winterfest
  2. Watch or participate in a Polar Plunge
  3. Go sledding or tubing
  4. Build a snowman or an entire snow family
  5. Go skiing or snowboarding
  6. Go hiking
  7. Photograph a winter scene
  8. Read a book
  9. Be a hometown tourist
  10. Spend an entire day in your pajamas
  11. Host a winter bonfire
  12. Make homemade soup
  13. Set up wild bird feeders
  14. Go to a concert
  15. Take a cooking class
  16. Declutter
  17. Take an art class
  18. Go bowling
  19. Try Geocaching
  20. Go to an art gallery or museum
  21. Try a new restaurant
  22. Rent a cabin
  23. Start a new hobby
  24. Write in a journal
  25. Go to the library
  26. Order seed catalogs and plan your garden.
  27. Take a long bubble bath
  28. Go on a nature walk 
  29. Watch Ice Sculpting 
  30. Try snowshoes
  31. Go ice fishing
  32. Host a game night
  33. Make a scrapbook
  34. Try winter camping
  35. Go on a birdwatching tour
  36. Plan a date night
  37. Do family photos in the snow
  38. Book a spa day
  39. Host a Super Bowl Party
  40. Go stargazing
  41. Make homemade hot cocoa
  42. Binge-watch your favorite show
  43. Attend a sporting event
  44. Host an indoor picnic
  45. Bake cookies
  46. Do Random Acts of Kindness
  47. Volunteer

Have fun! 

Drawing Prompts for January

Are you ready to get creative in January? Drawing is a wonderful artistic outlet. The easy-to-start hobby only requires a pencil, paper, and imagination. If you are searching for inspiration, check out the following drawing prompts for January.

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  1. Self-Portrait for the start of 2023
  2. Nature
  3. Wooded Area
  4. Water
  5. Birds
  6. 3 of a Kind
  7. Bright Colors
  8. Bubbles
  9. Faces
  10. Eagle
  11. Shapes
  12. Path
  13. Friendship
  14. Pet
  15. Hat
  16. Favorite activity
  17. City scene
  18. Snow scene
  19. Water scene
  20. Penguin
  21. Squirrel
  22. Dream
  23. Favorite character
  24. Food
  25. Patterns
  26. Statue
  27. Historic
  28. Family
  29. Gnome
  30. UFO
  31. Artist’s Choice

Happy Drawing!

77 Christmas Show to Watch on Family Movie Night

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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  1. The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special (2022) (Disney+)
  2. It’s a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie (2002)
  3. Scrooge: A Christmas Carol (2022)
  4. Let It Snow (2019)
  5. Spirited (2022)
  6. Dr. Suess: The Grinch (2018)
  7. LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special (2020)
  8. The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas (2012)
  9. Klaus (2019) (Netflix)
  10. Peppa Pig: Peppa’s Christmas and Other Stories
  11. Scrooge (1951)
  12. Dr. Suess: How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966)
  13. A Christmas Prince (2017)
  14. Sesame Street: Once Upon a Sesame Street Christmas (2016)
  15. Frosty the Snowman (1969)
  16. All I Want for Christmas is You (2017)
  17. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964)
  18. Winnie the Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year
  19. Elf (2013)
  20. Santa Claus is Coming to Town (1970)
  21. Shrek the Halls (2007)
  22. Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas (1997)
  23. Arthur Christmas (2011)
  24. The Polar Express (2004)
  25. Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
  26. The Muppet’s Christmas Carol (1992)
  27. A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa (2008)
  28. The Star (2017)
  29. The Dog Who Saved Christmas (2009)
  30. A Christmas Story (1983)
  31. A Christmas Story Christmas (2022)
  32. A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)
  33. Noelle (2019)
  34. Prep & Landing (2009)
  35. Disney’s A Christmas Carol (2009)
  36. Duck the Halls (2016)
  37. Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer
  38. Merry Christmas Olivia
  39. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)
  40. Trolls Holiday (2017)
  41. Home Alone (1990)
  42. Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)
  43. Home Sweet Home Alone (2021)
  44. A Year Without Santa Claus (1974)
  45. Olaf’s Frozen Adventure (2017)
  46. Deck the Halls (2006)
  47. The Claus Family (2021)
  48. Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas (2009)
  49. Dora’s Christmas Carol Adventure
  50. Santa Buddies (2009)
  51. Fred Claus (2017)
  52. Ernest Saves Christmas (1988)
  53. The Santa Claus Movies
  54. The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus (1985)
  55. Mickey’s Christmas Carol (1983)
  56. Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas (1999)
  57. The Christmas Chronicles (2018)
  58. The Christmas Chronicles 2
  59. I’ll Be Home for Christmas
  60. Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey (2020)
  61. DreamWorks: Home for the Holidays (2017)
  62. The Christmas Project (2016)
  63. Annabelle’s Wish (1997)
  64. Prancer (1989)
  65. The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018)
  66. Santa’s Apprentice (2015)
  67. Emmet Otters Jug-Band Christmas (1977)
  68. 8-Bit Christmas (2021)
  69. The Little Drummer Boy (1968)
  70. A Boy Called Christmas (2021)
  71. Nester the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey (1977)
  72. Shaun the Sheep: The Flight Before Christmas (2021)
  73. Jack Frost
  74. Casper’s Haunted Christmas
  75. Babes in Toyland (1986)
  76. Angela’s Christmas (2018)
  77. White Christmas (1954)

Happy watching! Merry Christmas!

31 Drawing Prompts for December

Are you ready for new drawing prompts for December? Make a cup of hot cocoa, grab your favorite drawing utensil, and start creating.

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  1. Self-portrait in a winter scene.
  2. Colorful
  3. Patterns
  4. Favorite person
  5. Pet
  6. Birds
  7. Water scene
  8. Nature scene
  9. Country scene
  10. City scene
  11. Historic location
  12. Travel
  13. Cold
  14. Favorite location
  15. Shoes
  16. Happiness
  17. Sadness
  18. Future
  19. Mittens & scarf
  20. Out a window
  21. Happy 1st day of Winter! (Create a winter scene)
  22. Ski
  23. Snowman
  24. Christmas Eve
  25. Merry Christmas!
  26. Family
  27. Friends
  28. Trees
  29. Artist’s choice
  30. Celebrations
  31. Welcoming 2023!

Have a creative month!

Last-Minute Thanksgiving Meal Ideas

Did you decide to host a last-minute Thanksgiving dinner? The holiday is only a couple days away. Are you now in panic mode? Don’t worry! Take a deep breath! And start planning now.  

One of the best parts of the Thanksgiving holiday is the food. Planning your meal should be your top priority. How are you going to serve your Thanksgiving meal? Check out the following for last-minute Thanksgiving meal ideas.

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  • Traditional Meal: Bake a large family-style meal. Involving your family or friends in the cooking or baking process creates a memorable experience. Don’t forget dessert.
  • Buffet Style Meal: Spread all the delicious Thanksgiving dishes out on a table or counter. Then, invite your guests to help themselves. The buffet style is great for smaller spaces. Your guests can serve themselves and then find a place to sit.
  • Potluck Style: Purchasing all the fixings for Thanksgiving can come with a high price tag. Asking your guests to bring a dish to pass is a great way to celebrate and cut expenses. The variety of dishes is a tasty experience.  
  • Pre-ordered Meal: Order your meal from a local restaurant or food establishment. Pre-ordered meals come with different options. Simply order the best meal choice for your family’s Thanksgiving. Heat and serve your meal for a quick and easy Thanksgiving.
  • Picnic: If you live in a warmer area, take your Thanksgiving meal outdoors. Eating outside is a fun option.
  • Indoor Picnic: Is your Thanksgiving going to be a casual affair with only a few people? Turn your meal into an indoor picnic
  • Candlelight Meal: Light scented candles or use flameless ones to add a special atmosphere to your Thanksgiving dinner table.

Your Thanksgiving meal may not go as you imagined. But take a step back and enjoy your day with family and friends. Happy Thanksgiving!

54 Activities for Your Christmas Season Bucket List

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.

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  1. Christmas photoshoot
  2. Send out Christmas cards to family and friends
  3. 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).
  4. Volunteer
  5. Decorate your home
  6. Decorate a Christmas tree
  7. Write a letter to Santa (Yes, adults can do this too)
  8. Wear matching Christmas pajamas
  9. Bake and decorate Christmas cookies
  10. Host a family game night
  11. Drive around and look at Christmas decorations
  12. Watch Christmas movies
  13. Make a gingerbread house
  14. Put out cookies for Santa (Don’t forget the carrots for the reindeer)
  15. Hand out Christmas baskets full of homemade goodies
  16. Go caroling
  17. Create a Christmas playlist
  18. Make a YouTube or TikTok Christmas greeting
  19. Do random acts of kindness
  20. Make homemade hot cocoa
  21. Host an ugly Christmas sweater party
  22. Hang mistletoe
  23. Be a secret Santa
  24. Go sledding
  25. Host a traditional Christmas dinner
  26. Have a picnic under the Christmas tree
  27. Make hot cider
  28. Create a hot cocoa bar
  29. Go ice skating
  30. Go to a tree lighting ceremony
  31. Read ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas
  32. Watch The Nutcracker
  33. Get your and your family’s photo taken with Santa
  34. Hang Christmas stockings
  35. Attend Christmas Eve Services
  36. Donate a wrapped toy
  37. Host a Christmas brunch
  38. Donate to an animal shelter or rescue
  39. Foster a pet over the holidays (Who knows, you may find your new best friend)
  40. Attend a Christmas parade
  41. Make paper snowflakes
  42. Read the Christmas story from the Bible
  43. Donate to a food bank
  44. Host a bonfire
  45. Set up the Nativity scene
  46. Host a Christmas tea
  47. Attend a live nativity
  48. Buy a new tree ornament for each family member
  49. Make Christmas crafts
  50. Attend various community Christmas programs and concerts (At this time of year, many activities are free, minimum fee or donation-based)
  51. Make a birthday cake for Jesus
  52. Make green and red paper chains
  53. Make homemade Christmas ornaments
  54. Pull-on a Christmas cracker

Have a wonderful Christmas season! Make memories!

29 Family-Friendly Shows for Thanksgiving

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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  1. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (1973)
  2. The Care Bears’ Grams Bear’s Thanksgiving Surprise (1986)
  3. Garfield’s Thanksgiving (1989)
  4. An Arthur Thanksgiving (2020)
  5. Jim Henson’s Turkey Hollow (2015)
  6. Rugrats: The Turkey Who Came to Dinner (1997)
  7. The Thanksgiving Promise
  8. Paw Patrol: Pups Rescue Thanksgiving/Pups Save a Windy Bay (Season 5, Episode 19) (2018)
  9. Animaniacs: Turkey Jerky (1993)
  10. The Thanksgiving Movie
  11. Waffles + Mochi (2021)
  12. Llama Llama: “Thanks-For-Giving-Story/Finding Dion” (Season 2, Episode 9)
  13. Trolls the Beat Goes On: Funsgiving (2019)
  14. A Walton Family Thanksgiving Reunion
  15. Turkey Town: A Thanksgiving Party (2018)
  16. Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Thanksgiving Parade (2000)
  17. A Sesame Street Thanksgiving (2017)
  18. Alvin and the Chipmunks: Alvin’s Thanksgiving Celebration (2008)
  19. Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving (1999)
  20. Pete the Cat Room at the Table & Founders Day
  21. Free Birds (2013)
  22. Blue’s Clues: “Thankful” (Season 3, Episode 29) (1999)
  23. Sister, Sister: Thanksgiving in Hawaii (1995)
  24. A Looney Tunes Thanksgiving (1979)
  25. Addams Family Values
  26. The Addams Family (2019)
  27. Beethoven (1993)
  28. The Thanksgiving Treasure
  29. Family Thanksgiving

Of course, you can always start watching Christmas favorites over the Thanksgiving weekend. Miracle on 34th Street, Polar Express, and A Charlie Brown Christmas.

Happy Thanksgiving!

56 Family-Friendly Halloween Movies

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.

  1. It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966)
  2. Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989)
  3. Hotel Transylvania (2012)
  4. Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015)
  5. Coco (2017)
  6. A Witches Ball
  7. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
  8. Halloweentown (1998)
  9. Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenge (2001)
  10. Halloweentown High (2004)
  11. Return to Halloween Town (2006)
  12. Coraline (2009)
  13. Mary and the Witch’s Flower (2018)
  14. The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1950)
  15. Muppets Haunted Mansion (2021)
  16. The Haunted Mansion (2003)
  17. Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
  18. Beetlejuice (1988)
  19. Casper (1995)
  20. Spirited Away (2002)
  21. Happy Halloween Scooby-Doo (2020)
  22. Ghostbusters (1988)
  23. Hocus Pocus (1993)
  24. Hocus Pocus 2 (2022)
  25. The Harry Potter series (The 8-film collection is excellent for binge-watching).
  26. Monster House (2006)
  27. Corpse Bride (2005)
  28. The Dog Who Saved Halloween (2011)
  29. The Book of Life (2014)
  30. A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting (2020) (Netflix)
  31. The Curse of Bridge Hollow (Netflix)
  32. Double, Double, Toil and Trouble (1993)
  33. Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest (2013)
  34. Goosebumps (2015)
  35. Super Monster Saves Halloween (2018)
  36. The Addams Family (2019)
  37. Young Frankenstein (1974)
  38. Toy Story of Terror (2014)
  39. Spookley the Square Pumpkin (2004)
  40. The Scariest Story Ever: A Mickey Mouse Halloween Spooktacular
  41. Pooh’s Heffalump Halloween Movie (2005)
  42. Room on a Broom (2013)
  43. The House with the Clock in Its Walls (2018)
  44. The Little Vampire (2000)
  45. Spooky Buddies (2011)
  46. ParaNorman (2012)
  47. Monster Family
  48. Under Wraps (2021)
  49. Little Monsters (1989)
  50. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
  51. Gremlins (1984)
  52. Lego Star Wars Terrifying Tales (2021)
  53. Garfield’s Halloween Adventure
  54. Labyrinth (1986)
  55. The Munsters (2022)
  56. Woody Woodpecker and Friends Halloween Favorites

Happy Halloween!

45 Halloween Books for Kids

Here in the northern states, the temperature outdoors is turning cooler. The days are growing shorter, and Halloween is just around the corner. The conditions are perfect for curling up under a cozy blanket and reading a good book.

Do you want to surprise your kids with fun and enjoyable Halloween books? Or do you need a list of Halloween favorites for your next trip to the library?  If you are searching for inspiration, check out the following list of Halloween books for kids.

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  1. “Eek! Halloween!” –  Sandra Boynton
  2. “Creepy Carrots!” – Aaron Reynolds
  3. Creepy Pair of Underwear!” – Aaron Reynolds
  4. “Big Pumpkin” – Erica Silverman
  5. “Leo: A Ghost Story” – Mac Barnett
  6. “Plinky Witch and the Grand Halloween Scheme” – Liz Cooper
  7. “Too Many Pumpkins” – Lina White
  8. “The Little Ghost Who Lost Her Boo!” – Elaine Bickell
  9. Ten Timid Ghosts” – Jennifer O’Connell
  10. “Halloween is Coming” – Cal Everett
  11. “Monster Trucks” – Anika Denise
  12. “Hardly Haunted” – Jessie Sima
  13. “Pumpkin Countdown” – Joan Holub and Jan Smith
  14. The Roll-Away Pumpkin” – Junia Wonders
  15. “Little Witch” – Anna Elizabeth Bennett
  16. “Don’t Push the Button! A Halloween Treat” – Bill Cotter
  17. “The Little Ghost Who Was a Quilt” – Riel Nason
  18. “At the Old Haunted House” – Helen Ketteman
  19. “Room on the Broom” – Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
  20. “Splat the Cat and the Pumpkin-Picking Plan” – Catherine Hapka and Loryn Brantz
  21. “Skeleton for Dinner” – Margery Cuyler
  22. ‘There’s a Monster in Your Book” – Tom Fletcher
  23. “Stumpkin” – Lucy Ruth Cummins
  24. “The Halloween Moon” – Joseph Fink
  25. “Crankenstein” – Samantha Berger
  26. “Rosco the Rascal Visits the Pumpkin Patch” – Shana Gorian, Ros Webb, and Josh Addessi
  27. The Little Kitten” – Nicola Killen
  28. The Spooky Wheels on the Bus” – J. Elizabeth Mills
  29. “The Scariest Book Ever” – Bob Shea
  30. “The Little Blue Truck’s Halloween” – Alice Schertle and Jill McElmurry
  31. “The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything” – Linda D. Williams and Megan Lloyd
  32. “Pumpkin Jack” – Will Hubbel
  33. “Gilbert the Ghost” – Guido Van Genechten
  34. “Goodnight Goon” – Michael Rex
  35. “Pete the Cat: Trick or Pete” – James Dean
  36. “A Halloween Carol”- Sean M. Hogan
  37.  “How to Make Friends with a Ghost” – Rebecca Green
  38. “The Halloween Moon” – Joseph Find
  39. “The Witches” – Ronald Dahl
  40. The Last Train on Halloween” –  Cindy Jennings
  41. “Happy Halloween Flip-a-Flap” – Rosa Vonfeder
  42. “Halloween Hustle” – Charlotte Gunnufson
  43. “The Halloween Tree” – Susan Montanari
  44. “Snowmen at Halloween” – Caralyn M. Buehner
  45. “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” – Kara McMahon

With all the Halloween books available, enjoying the spooky season is easy. Happy Halloween!

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