I realize that this date idea might be a little late for some of you, but you could also use it if you have a birthday coming up. With how crazy the holidays are we struggle sometimes to get our weekly date in. The Friday before Christmas we used our date night to wrap presents and do all of our last minute Christmas preparations. It was simple and fun at the same time. You never know what fun you can have with wrapping paper, tape, and bows!
In the spirit of Thanksgiving next week we had a turkey themed date. The first activity we did was making a turkey. We had 15 minutes and could use any items in our house. These are the turkeys we came up with.
After that we read some facts about turkeys that we found here
Then we listen to what turkeys really sound like here
Finally we played a turkey bowling game that we found online here
This site has more games, but this was by far our favorite. We switched turns each level and laughed really hard at the turkeys. Happy Thanksgiving!
We both love this time of year. We love the change in the seasons, we love all the holidays, and we love all the yummy food. This date was a way for us to kick back and talk about things that we we’re excited for.
We munched on some of our favorite cookies and talked about our favorite things. We talked about our favorite holidays, traditions, activities, and things that we are looking forward to before the end of the year. It is funny that something as simple as sitting and talking together is so much fun for us. With our two year old and other responsibilities that keep us running sometimes we don’t take time to chat like we should.
Check out the seasonal category to the right for more fall and Halloween date ideas.
It seems that with summer comes many parades…at least around our area. I went on a tour of a candy factory a few weeks ago and picked up some different kinds of taffy that we used as part of our date. What parade is complete without taffy? We did some taffy tasting to start. Some of our favorite flavors were red licorice, buttered popcorn, and macadamia nut. We would pass on the eggnog flavored taffy next time.
As we munched on taffy we looked up some facts about parades. Did you know that floats originate from medieval times? We didn’t! To round out our date we watched slides of this year’s Rose parade. Talk about some incredible floats!
We went on our date on Friday, which was Flag Day. Tyler came up with this very creative date. We first designed a flag for our country (that is if we had our own country). To design our flags we used paper and colored pencil. While we were designing our flags Ty read flag trivia that he found online. Our next challenge was to make our flag come to life out of legos. From the picture below you can tell who the artist is between the two of us 🙂
We don’t know about you, but one of our favorite parts of the holidays is all the lights and decorations. This date was simple, but a blast. We drove around to some of our favorite spots with lights. Near us there is a street that puts up the story of the nativity. There is also a circle that is named Christmas Street. Every house on the street decorates. It is a great time to chat and reminiscence.
We started off our evening by making some good old homemade caramels. We found the recipe here http://www.midwestliving.com/recipe/candy/caramels They were a lot easier to make then I thought they would be. We then played a guess the Christmas carol game that we found here http://www.flickr.com/photos/orangerful/4177287103/ We ended the evening by playing pictionary/charades. Here was the list of words that we came up with: Santa, Mrs. Claus, Nativity, Reindeer, The Grinch, Up on the House Top, 12 Days of Christmas, 9 Ladies Dancing, Ornament, Santa’s Sleigh, Sugar Plums, Nutcracker, 3 French Hens, Lights, Caroling, Stocking, and Christmas Tree. Some words were definitely more difficult than others. There is nothing like a game of charades or pictionary to get you laughing.
This date had more of a graham cracker theme. It was fun. We started off by doing this graham cracker activity that Tyler found online http://www.wheatmania.com/allaboutwheat/awesomeactivities/grahamcrackeractivity.htm Then we started to create our gingerbread/graham cracker houses. We don’t know if our crackers were too weak or our frosting was too soft, but both of our houses ended up caving in before we got pictures. The picture below was our inspiration 🙂
We love Christmas and are getting very excited for it already! Tyler has been asking for a week if we can put up our tree. We decided to start the holiday season a little early. With this date we started building our Christmas village. We decided to make a Christmas village out of legos this year. The start to our village can be seen below. Tyler built Santa’s workshop and I built a candy cane factory.