Harry Potter Drawing Prompts

Today, May 2 is International Harry Potter Day. For die-hard fans, the date also marks the famous Battle of Hogwarts, the final conflict of the Second Wizarding War. Are you spending the day with a Harry Potter movie marathon? If you are searching for a way to keep busy, check out the following Harry Potter drawing prompts.

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Drawing Prompts for International Harry Potter Day

  1. Your Letter
  2. Favorite Store in Diagon Alley
  3. Wand
  4. Hogwarts Express
  5. Castle
  6. Sorting Hat
  7. Your House
  8. Crest
  9. Favorite Teacher
  10. Favorite Course
  11. Broomstick
  12. Troll
  13. Ghosts
  14. Self Portrait in Robes
  15. Favorite Scene
  16. Hippogriff
  17. Giant Spider
  18. Potion Bottle
  19. Ink, Quill, & Parchment
  20. Owl
  21. Portraits
  22. Dormitory/Common Room
  23. Trunk
  24. Pygmy Puff
  25. Favorite Character
  26. Weasley’s Clock
  27. The Burrow
  28. Feast
  29. Quidditch
  30. Triwizard Cup/Maze/Task
  31. Harry Potter

Happy International Harry Potter Day!

21 Alternative Containers for Easter Baskets

Are you doing last-minute Easter shopping? Are you getting ready to play the honorary role of the Easter Bunny? Giving Easter baskets is a wonderful family tradition. But the baskets often go to waste. If you are searching for alternative containers for Easter baskets, consider the following list.

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  1. Tacklebox
  2. Dump Truck
  3. Makeup Case or Bag
  4. Sand Pail and Shovel
  5. Purse
  6. Popcorn Bowl
  7. Decorative Wooden Box (or an unfinished one to use as an art project later)
  8. Open Umbrella
  9. Baby Swing
  10. Wagon
  11. Jewelry Organizer
  12. Baseball Cap
  13. Football Helmet
  14. Straw Hat
  15. Book Bag or Messenger Bag
  16. Backpack
  17. Beach Tote
  18. Rainboots
  19. Kiddie Pool
  20. Lunch Cooler
  21. Toy Shopping Cart

Happy Easter! Enjoy playing the Easter Bunny!

Photos Ideas to Capture Your Easter Memories

Are you preparing for Easter? Do you want to preserve the moments with your family for lasting memories? If you are searching for inspiration, here is a checklist of photo ideas to capture this Easter.

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Dyeing Eggs

Coloring eggs at Easter is a long-standing tradition and perfect photos. Considering capture each step of the egg dyeing process.

  • Set up including plain eggs ready to go.
  • Dyeing process in cups.
  • Colorful eggs.
  • Dye on hands.
  • The result with everyone in the photo.
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Easter Egg Hunts

Are you hosting or attending an Easter egg hunt? Grab your camera to capture the fun.

  • Try different angles to capture the best photos.
  • Get down to your child’s level.
  • Photograph your children in line.
  • Collecting eggs.
  • Final count.
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Visit With the Easter Bunny

The yearly visit with the Easter Bunny is a great time for photos.

  • Standing in line.
  • The decorations around the Easter Bunny area, if applicable.
  • Going up to meet the Easter Bunny. Get a close-up of the first reaction.
  • Sitting on or beside the Easter Bunny.
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Easter Baskets

If Easter baskets are part of your holiday tradition, document every stage with photos.

  • Preparation, show everything before you build the baskets.
  • Playing Easter Bunny and hiding baskets.
  • Your children searching for the baskets.
  • Posing with all the Easter goodies.
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Church

For many attending church services is the main part of Easter celebrations. Capturing small moments before and after services is a great way to preserve the day.

  • Getting ready for church.
  • Easter Sunday attire
  • Arrival
  • In front of the church sign
  • Shaking hands with the pastor.
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Easter Dinner

Food is generally a vital component of any holiday. If you are preparing or attending an Easter dinner, photos are a must.

  • Table set up
  • Preparing food
  • Gathering around the table
  • Selfies with extended family members
  • Group poses after the meal
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Family Night

Your Easter is ending, time for family night. Gather everyone to watch an Easter -themed movie with light snacks or leftovers.

  • Selfie on the couch with family
  • Snacks
  • Movie of choice

Enjoy capturing photos to make your Easter a lasting memory. Yes, formal poses are nice. But the silly photos are the ones that make you smile.

Happy Easter!

36 Easter Movies for the Whole Family

April 17th is Easter. What are you doing to celebrate? Coloring eggs, Easter egg hunts, and watching your favorite shows are wonderful ways to enjoy the holiday. Do you want an Easter theme for family movie night? If you are looking for Easter movies for the whole family to enjoy, check out the following list for ideas.

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  1. Hop (2011)
  2. It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown (1974)
  3. VeggieTales Double Feature: ‘Twas the Night Before Easter/An Easter Carol
  4. Peter Rabbit (2018)
  5. Peter Rabbit 2 (2021)
  6. An Easter Story (1984)
  7. The Dog Who Saved Easter (2014)
  8. Daffy Duck’s Easter Egg-Citement (1980)
  9. Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Easter Adventure (2012)
  10. Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade (2016)
  11. Yogi: The Easter Bear (2016)
  12. Here Comes Peter Cottontail (1971)
  13. Peppa Pig: The Easter Bunny (2018)
  14. Baby Looney Tunes: Eggs-Extradinary Adventure
  15. The New Adventures of Peter Rabbit
  16. Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were Rabbit (2005)
  17. Rise of the Guardians: (2012)
  18. Easter Bunny Adventure
  19. Guess How Much I Love You: An Enchanting Easter (2018)
  20. Easter Someday (2021)
  21. The First Easter Rabbit (1976)
  22. The Easter Promise (2006)
  23. Curious George: Egg Hunting (2017)
  24. The First Easter Egg (1999)
  25. Easterland (2019)
  26. An Easter Bunny Puppy
  27. Bugs Bunny: Easter Funnies
  28. Easter With Max & Ruby
  29. Rolie Polie Olie: An Easter Egg-stravaganza
  30. An Easter Egg Adventure
  31. The Tale of the Bunny Picnic (1986)
  32. The Lion of Judah (2011)
  33. Winnie the Pooh: Springtime with Roo (2004)
  34. Rabbit School: Guardians of the Golden Egg (2017)
  35. Dinosaur Train: Eggstravaganza
  36. Baby Huey’s Great Easter Adventure

Happy Easter!

25 Ideas for Your Easter Bucket List

Easter is a great holiday to spend time with your family or friends. Are you looking for new activities to incorporate into your holiday this year? If you need inspiration for your Easter bucket list, check out the following activities.

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  1. Go on an Easter Egg Hunt.
  2. Have a family portrait with the Easter Bunny.
  3. Attend Easter Sunrise Services.
  4. Wear an Easter Bonnet. (Consider making a homemade Easter Bonnet)
  5. Read Easter-themed books.
  6. Make handmade Easter cards to pass out to family and friends.
  7. Watch Easter shows. (Here Comes Peter Cottontail & It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown are always classic favorites.)
  8. Do a formal Easter photoshoot.
  9. Do a silly Easter photo shoot. (Use bunny ears and other Easter-themed props.)
  10. Decorate Easter Eggs.
  11. Do Easter crafts. Easter wreaths are a simple craft project.
  12. Eat Jellybeans, an Eater time favorite.
  13. Make a diorama with Bunny or Chick Peeps. (Yes, you can eat them too.)
  14. Host a traditional Easter dinner.
  15. Give out Easter Baskets.
  16. Wear bunny ears.
  17. Learn Easter songs.
  18. Buy an Easter Lily. (Or buy two, one to keep and one to give away.)
  19. Attend an Easter parade or other community events.
  20. Make Easter cookies.
  21. Make Jell-o Eggs.
  22. Decorate for Easter. (Make placemats for dinner.)
  23. Volunteer
  24. Host an Easter brunch or afternoon tea.
  25. Start a new Easter tradition for your family. (Go hiking, walk a nature trail, or pack a picnic lunch and go for a drive.)

Happy Easter!

50 Ideas for Your Spring Bucket List

Today, March 20, 2022, is the first official day of Spring. Are you and your family ready for Springtime adventures? If you are looking for inspiration, check out the following ideas for your Spring bucket list.

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  1. Photograph new blooming flowers.
  2. Make sidewalk chalk art.
  3. Celebrate Easter.
  4. Go on a picnic.
  5. Celebrate Earth Day.
  6. Visit a botanical garden.
  7. Attend Spring festivals.
  8. Host the 1st bonfire of the season.
  9. Go for a bike ride.
  10. Go on a nature walk.
  11. Fly a kite.
  12. Go hiking.
  13. Make Spring YouTube or TikTok videos to share with friends and family.
  14. Discover new walking trails.
  15. Host a BBQ.
  16. Go to the zoo or wildlife sanctuary.
  17. Plant herbs.
  18. Plant a flower or vegetable garden.
  19. Make a fairy garden.
  20. Pick wildflowers.
  21. Be a local tourist.
  22. Host a brunch or an afternoon tea party.
  23. Spring clean and declutter.
  24. Find a rainbow.
  25. Dance in the warm, Spring rain.
  26. Visit a farm.
  27. Catch frogs.
  28. Play miniature golf.
  29. Take outdoor family (or friends) pictures.
  30. Make a birdfeeder.
  31. Search for migratory birds.
  32. Go stargazing.
  33. Play frisbee.
  34. Feed peas to the wild ducks.
  35. Go to a baseball game or other sporting event.
  36. Host or go on a scavenger hunt.
  37. Go Geocaching.
  38. Volunteer at the local shelter or rescue as a dog walker.
  39. Paint flowers on small rocks to hide around town.
  40. Go to a local nature preserve (or park). Bring a sketch book to draw the wildlife or scenery.
  41. Paint silly faces on flowerpots. Painted pots with newly planted flowers are great gifts or decorations for your home.
  42. Go fishing.
  43. Go on a day trip.
  44. Go on a street art tour.
  45. Go Spring camping for the weekend.
  46. Blow bubbles.
  47. Have a movie marathon on a rainy day.
  48. Play outdoor games.
  49. Participate in your community Spring cleanup program.
  50. Go to a different local café or restaurant each week.

Happy Spring!

Family-Friendly Movies for St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is March 17th! Are you celebrating with your family? If you are searching for family-friendly movies for St. Patrick’s Day, check out the following list.

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 St. Patrick’s Day Movies for Family Night

  1. Walt Disney’s “Darby O’Gill and the Little People” – (1959)
  2. “The Secret of Roan Irish” – (1994)
  3. “The Secret of Kells” – (2009)
  4. “The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns” – (1999)
  5. The Luck of the Irish” – (2001)
  6. “Magical Legend of Leprechauns” – (1999)
  7. “Finian’s Rainbow” – (1968)
  8. Patrick: Brave Shepherd of the Emerald Isle”
  9. “The Last Leprechaun” – (2001)
  10. “Dwegons and Leprechauns” – (2014)
  11. “10 Little Leprechauns” – (2017)
  12. “Leapin’ Leprechauns” – (1997)
  13. “St. Patrick’s Day” (2016)
  14. Patrick
  15. “Song of the Sea”
  16. “How to Catch a Leprechaun” – (2017)
  17. “A Very Unlucky Leprechaun” – (1998)

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Do you have a favorite movie to watch for St. Patrick’s Day?

Toppings for Your Popcorn

A big bowl of popcorn and your favorite movie are the perfect combination for a cold winter’s night at home. Yes, popcorn is a great snack all by itself. But if you want an extra kick, consider the following toppings for your popcorn.

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  • Crushed Oreos (Or your favorite cookie. Simply crush and mix into your already made popcorn).
  • Butterscotch Chips (Sprinkle butterscotch chips, chocolate chips, or other type of baking chips on your warm already made popcorn. The heat from the popcorn melts the chips for a delicious mixture).
  • Mini M&Ms
  • A Light Sprinkle of Cinnamon and Sugar
  • Mini Marshmallows and Chocolate Chips
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Garlic Power or Garlic Salt
  • Nacho Flavoring
  • Paprika
  • White Chocolate Chips and Crushed Peppermint Candies (This is a great one for the holiday season; simply use candy canes).
  • Chili Pepper
  • Mixture of Melted Marshmallow Cream and Peanut Butter
  • “Everything Bagel” Mixture (Use Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Sesame Seeds, and Poppy Seeds. Mix to suit your individual taste).

Experiment with your popcorn toppings. Mix and match flavors to find the perfect treat. For family night, allow everyone their own bowl of popcorn with a variety of options for toppings. Of course, a little extra melted butter is always a go-to favorite when snacking on popcorn.

New Year’s Eve Family Night Ideas

Who is ready for 2022? Let’s hope 2022 brings good health and happiness to all. Are skipping the parties this year to stay home with your family? Don’t worry. You are not alone.

Many people are ditching fancy parties to stay home with family. But staying home does not mean a boring evening. With some last-minute planning, you and your family can turn New Year’s Eve into a lasting memory.

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Family-Friendly Ideas to Enjoy New Year’s Eve

Your New Year’s Eve celebration does not need to be elaborate, just fun. Check out the following for New Year’s Eve family night ideas.

Food: Everyone Loves to Eat

Food for your New Year’s Eve should be your family’s favorites. The holiday only comes once a year. So, time to have some fun. Do you need some food ideas? Check out the following 5 ideas to help you plan for your New Year’s Eve family night.

  1. Pizza: Who doesn’t love pizza at parties? Pizza is alway a go-to take out item. Order from your favorite local pizza place. Remember to place orders early to ensure timely delivery. Or make homemade pizzas together to fit everyone’s exact tastes.
  2. Favorite Meal: What is your family’s favorite meal? Make the dinner together as a family to enjoy on New Year’s Eve.
  3. Finger Food: Make finger sandwiches. Even peanut butter and jelly sandwiches cut into fours are an excellent treat for New Year’s Eve. Spread different types of sandwiches out on a tray for everyone to enjoy. Create a picnic indoors as part of your holiday fun.
  4. Sweets: Serve special treats for your New Year’s Eve family night. Bake cookies, brownies, or other family favorites to rind in the new year.
  5. Celebration Cake: Buy or make a 2022 cake. The cake does not need to be fancy. A simple cake with white frosting and 2022 written in bright-colored frosting is perfect.
  6. Ice Cream: Buy your favorite gallon of ice cream or two. Create a sundae bar with different topping choices, including whipped cream, syrups, nuts, candy sprinkles, marshmallows, and cherries. Allow everyone to create their own sundae masterpiece.

Drinks

Serve different family-friendly drinks for your festive evening activities. Of course, water should always be on the menu. But consider sparkling cider or punch for a midnight toast. Homemade hot cocoa is another delicious idea to add to the celebration.

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Activities

Plan various family fun activities to keep everyone busy until midnight. If you have younger children, they may fall asleep before the clock strikes twelve.

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  1. Games: Play board or card games. Sitting together and talking is great for quality family time. Remember to turn the television on to watch the ball drop.
  2. Video Games: Multi-player games are perfect for a New Year’s Eve family fun night.
  3. Do Crafts: Make paper crowns or silly hats out of construction paper for your New Year’s Eve celebration. Create themed decorations to display.
  4. Movies: Binge-watch your favorite movie or series until midnight. Then, turn your channel over to watch the ball drop at midnight.
  5. Scavenger Hunt: Hide clues throughout your home to lead to a final treasure. Plain white envelopes work well for this activity. Place a note with enough information to lead your searchers from one clue to the next. The final treasure can be a special treat, coupons for future activities, movie tickets, gift cards, or cash.
  6. Balloon Pop: Blow up several balloons. Write different times on each balloon. As the night progresses, pop each balloon at the specific time. Make sure there’s enough balloons for everyone to pop at midnight.
  7. Light Sparklers: Check with your city’s ordinances first. But light fireworks or sparklers to ring in 2022.

Make Unforgettable Memories

The best part about spending New Year’s Eve at home is making memories.

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  1. Photo Booth: Create a photo area. Use a blanket, sheet, shower curtain, or large piece of material for a backdrop. Place different props out, including hats, crowns, beads, scarves, and cardboard cut-outs. The accessories can be homemade, or go to your local dollar store to find items. Make a point to take pictures every hour leading up to midnight. The sillier the photo, the better; remember to print your photos to place into a 2022 scrapbook.
  2. Time Capsule: Create a time capsule. Ask your family or friends questions. For example, what do you want to do when you grow up? The question is simple. But when opening the time capsule the following year or two, you may find the answer amusing or inspiring. Place photos, stories, or other memorabilia into your time capsule. Yes, a shoebox works as a time capsule.
  3. Make Memory Cards: Index cards work well for this type of activity. Ask each of your family members to write out favorite moments in 2021. You may need to help younger children. Encourage drawing. Each card is a perfect addition to a scrapbook or photo album.
  4. Create a Video: Make a YouTube or TikTok video saying good-bye to 2021 and hello to 2022. Share the video on your social media platfroms.
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Regardless of how you celebrate, enjoy your evening with your family. Remember, ringing 2022 is a once in your lifetime event. Happy New Year!

12 Last Minute Christmas Eve Traditions to Start this Year

Yes, Christmas Eve is only hours away. But there is still time to start a new tradition with your family. If you are looking to start a new Christmas Eve tradition, check out the following list.

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  1. Bake: Christmas Eve is the perfect time to bake. Start a family tradition of baking cookies or other sweets together as a family. Leave cookies out for Santa or deliver some of your tasty treats to nearby neighbors.
  2. Track Santa: Track Santa on through the Official NORAD site. Create excitement by tracking Santa at different times throughout the evening.
  3. Read ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas: Cuddle up under fuzzy blankets and read the entire poem A Visit from St. Nicholas by Clement Clarke Moore.
  4. Watch a Christmas Movie: Make popcorn or a homemade pizza then watch your favorite Christmas movie.
  5. Picnic Under the Christmas Tree: Spread out a blanket next to the Christmas tree and host an indoor picnic. The food does not need to fancy. Even hot cocoa and peanut butter sandwiches can turn the night into a lasting memory.
  6. Make a Video: Create a Christmas video to post to your social media accounts.
  7. Strike a Pose: Take a selfie in front of the Christmas tree.
  8. Go to Church: Numerous churches host Christmas Eve services.
  9. Read the Christmas Story from the Bible: Read Luke 2: 1-20 to celebrate the birth of Jesus.
  10. Go Look at Christmas Lights: Pile into a vehicle to spend the evening looking at Christmas light displays around your neighborhood.
  11. Christmas Eve Meal: Plan and make a Christmas meal together. The meal can be a traditional spread with all the fixings or simply hearty stew. The choice is entirely up to you.
  12. Game Night: Put on your favorite Christmas song playlist and play board games.
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Have a great Christmas Eve!              

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