Christmas Bingo

Christmas Bingo

What’s the Project?: This free printable Christmas Bingo game is fun to play for any Christmas party with the kids! Whether you need it for a class party at school or for a fun activity at home with the littles, this cute Bingo game is easy-just print then play! Everyone will love it! 

Christmas and the holiday season can be such a crazy time! Crazy fun but also crazy busy.

So whether you are looking for a fun Christmas Bingo game because you need something quick and easy to print and play for a class party or a Christmas party you’re throwing for the kids, or just because you need to slow down and do something fun at home with your kids, this is the perfect game!

All you need to do is print and play this cute free printable Christmas Bingo game! It’s fun and festive and the kids will seriously love it!

This works great for a class party or any Christmas party you are throwing or just on a cold winter day to play at home with your kids.

I like to take this Christmas Bingo with me to the class parties and play it with small groups. We’ve also played it at a family holiday party and the kids (of all ages) had fun. It’s so easy and simple but fun.

The cute Christmas Bingo game board has Santa and stockings, penguins and snowflakes, presents, ornaments, lights, and more.

So many fun things to do with the kids this holiday season and all you’ve got to do is print! You can’t beat that, right?!

And here’s a fun emoji guessing game for Christmas!

Free Printable Christmas Bingo Boards:

It can’t be simpler than this. All you need to do is open this PDF and print it out:

Print Here: Free Printable Christmas Bingo Game

I actually had mine printed at a printing store just so that I could get a higher quality print. You could even laminate it if you want so that you can play it for years to come.

It will print out 8 game boards and the cards to draw from to play Bingo. (Sorry-there are just 8. If you need more I recommend playing in small groups of 8 or less so that everyone gets a chance to play.)

Here’s a sample of what a Christmas Bingo Board looks like:

HOW TO PLAY CHRISTMAS BINGO:

Print the cards and cut them all out.

Then you just need some fun markers to mark off spots on the board when it gets called, like Christmas candy or marshmallows or crackers or something like that.

Have one person call out as they draw the cards from the drawing pile and the players get to put a marker on that picture.

Once someone has five in a row they shout out bingo and they win that round!

How fun is that?

Here are a few more Christmas games you might love if you are planning a family party!

Have a great time playing this Christmas Bingo game with the kids!

Christmas Brunch with FREE Recipes!

Christmas Brunch with FREE Recipes!

On Christmas Morning my children and grandchildren arrive at my house to open presents and have brunch, it’s another family tradition started when the kids were young.

Our usual routine is orange juice and cocoa or coffee in the kitchen before we head over to the formal living room to distribute and unwrap gifts.  This ritual takes at least 2 hours and I usually pop in to the kitchen to toss the egg dish in the oven during the last hour or so.
When the kids were younger we served a plated breakfast at the table, these days with in-laws and grandkids there’s just too many of us for a proper sit down breakfast, not to mention the unwrapping ritual takes us longer,  so we set up a brunch buffet instead.  Although times have changed the menu has not.  I like to keep it simple and easy to prepare so I look for things I can prepare the night before and throw in the oven before brunch.

Our traditional menu includes:

Chile Relleno Torta

A delicious baked egg dish, I got the recipe years ago from Diane Mott Davidson’s book “Dying for Chocolate”.  For recipe click here!
I serve this with fresh warm tortillas, salsa, and sour cream on the side.

Overnight Creme Brulee French Toast

I love French Toast!  But this is one of my favorites simply because like the name says I can make it the night before, Overnight Creme Brulee French Toast recipe from Carl’s Bad Cravings.  For recipe click here!
Unlike my usual French Toast which I basically cook on a griddle this one is placed in a pan overnight and baked in the oven in the morning.  Perfect when hosting a lot of people!

Crepes

Who doesn’t love crepes?  I know you may think it’s hard to make, but you can make them the night before.  That’s right the night before or early in the morning before everyone arrives.  Crepes don’t have to be served hot at all.  Just be sure you separate each crepe with parchment paper so they don’t stick together.

You can fill crepes with sweets like these Strawberries & Creme Crepes filled with Reisling Marinated Strawberries and Mascarpone cream; or savory things like ham and cheese; or just drenched in butter and sprinkled with sugar, that’s my favorite!

Here’s a quick recipe for my crepes, you can mix it up the night before and make them in the morning!

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Crepes

Ingredients:

2 Cups Milk

4 Eggs

3 Tbs. Butter, melted

1 Tbs. Sugar

1 Tsp. Vanilla

1/2 Tsp. Salt

1 1/2 Cup flour, sifted

Directions:

Place all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth.  Refrigerate overnight or for at least 30 minutes.

When ready to make heat crepe pan and spray with non-stick oil

Pour some batter on the pan and spread thin.

Cook each side about 2 minutes or until lightly brown.

Remove from heat and fill or stack with parchment paper in between crepes to prevent them from sticking together.  Fill when ready.

Dutch Baby

Another favorite and a crepe alternative is  a Dutch Baby , I love them!  You just mix the batter in your blender, bake it, then top it.  Click here for the recipe!

I also serve eggs, fried and scrambled, breakfast meats, hash brown potatoes, and of course beverages like juices, coffees, and cocoa.

They especially love my mocha cappuccino which I make jars of for gift giving every year!

I keep a jar or two for us to enjoy during the holidays and thru the winter months and beyond.  It really is worth the effort!

Click here to make a batch or two of my Mocha Cappuccino!

Here a a few more ideas I found around the web you may want to try this year.

BrunchCinnamon Cream Cheese Roll-Ups by Rindy Mae

Recipe here!

Strawberry Santas by Leanne Bakes

Recipe here!

These look super cute!

 

Trifle

 

Fruit Trifle from Chef in Training

Recipe here!

 

 

PancakesFunfetti Buttermilk Pancakes by Sally’s Baking Addiction

Recipe here!

 

 

 

Eggs BenedictEggs Benedict Casserole from All Recipes

Recipe here!

 

Holiday Berry Meringue Wreath

Holiday Berry Meringue Wreath

This edible wreath is almost too pretty to eat (but seriously, you should dive in — it’s delicious.) Crisp and crunchy meringue lies beneath a ruby red cranberry, raspberry and pomegranate sauce.

Level: Easy

Total: 3 hr 45 min (includes cooling time)

Active: 45 min

Yield: 10 to 12 servings

Ingredients

Wreath:

8 large egg whites, at room temperature

1 teaspoon cream of tartar

1/2 teaspoon fine salt

3 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar

 

Whipped Cream:

1 cup heavy cream

Cranberry Sauce:

One 10-ounce bag fresh or frozen cranberries, thawed and drained if frozen

1/3 cup granulated sugar, plus more to taste

Juice of 1/2 lemon

4 cups fresh raspberries

1/2 cup pomegranate seeds

Leaves from 1 bunch fresh mint

Directions

 

1. Position an oven rack in the lower third of the oven and preheat to 225 degrees F. Line the back of a baking sheet with parchment. Use a 12-inch bowl as a stencil: Flip it upside down and trace a 12-inch circle onto the parchment. Use a 9-inch bowl to trace a circle inside the 12- inch one. This is the outline of your wreath.

2. For the wreath: Combine the egg whites, cream of tartar and salt in the very clean bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Whisk on medium speed until foamy, about 1 minute. Increase the speed to medium-high and beat until thick and opaque, about 1 minute more. Gradually add the confectioners’ sugar, 1/4 cup at a time, and beat until stiff, shiny peaks form, 13 to 15 minutes. 

3. Build the wreath: Using the template on the parchment as your guide, drop dollops of meringue in a line along the inside of the 12-inch circle. Use a rubber spatula to help clean off your spoon between dollops. Following the 9-inch circle and slightly overlapping the outer ring of meringue, make an inner ring of meringue dollops to fill in the rest of the template. Flatten the meringue slightly with the back of the spoon, making sure to keep a lot of peaks. Bake the meringue until it is dry, crisp, and pearly white on the outside, about 2 hours. Remove from the oven and let it cool completely. 

4. Meanwhile, make the cranberry sauce: Bring the cranberries, sugar and lemon juice to a simmer in medium saucepan and cook until the cranberries are soft and just begin to burst and the sugar is completely dissolved, about 10 minutes. Set aside to cool completely. Gently fold in the raspberries and pomegranate seeds. Whip the heavy cream in a medium bowl until soft peaks form.  

5. Before serving, spread the whipped cream on the meringue. Spoon over the cranberry sauce and sprinkle with mint leaves.


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Breakfast Cornbread Casserole with Ham and Kale

Breakfast Cornbread Casserole with Ham and Kale

The combination of ham and kale is traditional for a reason: it’s so unbelievably good. But this satisfying casserole is easy to adapt to other greens and meat pairings, depending on what you have on hand: Try cooked sausage with frozen spinach or Andouille with frozen mustard greens.

Level: Easy

Total: 1 hr 25 min

Prep: 10 min

Inactive: 15 min

Cook: 1 hr

Yield: 8 to 10 servings

Ingredients

 
Creamed corn:

3 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more for greasing the baking dish

1 medium onion, finely chopped

1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Two 16-ounce bags frozen corn, thawed

1 1/2 cups heavy cream

1/2 pound thick-sliced deli ham, diced

5 ounces frozen kale (about 1 3/4 cups)

 

Cornbread topping:

3/4 cup yellow cornmeal

3/4 cup all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon sugar

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 1/2 sticks (12 tablespoons) cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces

3/4 cup heavy cream

1 cup shredded sharp yellow Cheddar

Hot sauce, for serving

Directions

 

Special equipment:  a 2-quart oval baking dish

 

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 2-quart oval baking dish.

2. For the creamed corn: Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onions, thyme, 1/2 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of pepper, and cook, stirring frequently, until the onions are soft and translucent, about 10 minutes. Add the corn and cream, and bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally, until the mixture reduces in volume and bubbles rapidly, about 15 minutes. Transfer 2 cups of the corn mixture to a food processor, puree until smooth, then stir it back into the skillet. Fold in the ham and kale. Transfer the creamed corn to the prepared baking dish; set aside. Clean the food processor bowl.

3. For the cornbread topping: Pulse the cornmeal, flour, baking powder, sugar and 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper in a food processor to combine. Add the butter, and pulse until the mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs. Add the cream and 1/2 cup of the Cheddar, and pulse until the batter just comes together.

4. To assemble: Sprinkle the cornmeal batter over the creamed corn. (Don’t worry if the corn isn’t completely covered; the batter will puff and spread as it bakes.) Sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 cup Cheddar. Place the casserole on a baking sheet, and bake until the corn is bubbling and the crust is puffed and golden brown, about 35 minutes. Let cool for 15 minutes. Serve with hot sauce.


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SANTA BEARD CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN CRAFT

SANTA BEARD CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN CRAFT

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Elmer’s. As always, all opinions are my own. We hope you and your kids enjoy counting down to Christmas in December after making this adorable Santa Beard Christmas Countdown Craft.

Do your kids love counting down the days till Christmas during the month of December? This Santa beard Christmas countdown craft made from a paper plate, cardstock, cotton balls, paper chains and Elmer’s Glue is perfect for keeping kids excited about Christmas all month long.

Simply cut off one link of the paper chain every day with scissors and when you reach the end of Santa’s beard it’s Christmas day.

 

HOW TO MAKE A SANTA BEARD CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN CRAFT


SUPPLIES NEEDED TO MAKE THIS SANTA BEARD COUNTDOWN CRAFT


– paper plate
– peach paint
– paintbrush
– red and white cardstock
– white copy paper
– cotton balls
– stapler
– scissors
– googly eyes
– red circle sticker (optional)
– Elmer’s School Glue Sticks
– Elmer’s School Glue

 

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DIRECTIONS FOR MAKING THIS SANTA BEARD CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN CRAFT


1. Start by painting the inside circle of your paper plate with your peach paint. Set the paper plate aside to allow the paint to dry.

2. Lay out your red cardstock horizontally and cut it so you have one piece 4-inches wide and one piece 7-inches wide. The 4-inch piece will be used for the Santa shirt. Cut a triangle out of the 7-inch piece for the Santa hat.

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3. Cut off a small strip along the top of your paper plate to make a straight edge.

4. Cut out 25 white strips from your copy paper, each about 1-inch by 7 ½-inches. Loop six of the strips around the bottom of the paper plate and staple them in place to start making the Santa beard. Now use your Elmer’s Glue Stick to glue on the remaining 19 pieces. Add some glue to the end of each strip, pull it through one of the existing paper circles and glue the strip shut to make another circle in the paper chain.

To make the Santa beard paper chain shape, connect the paper strips as follows:

Row 1- 2
Row 2- 4
Row 3- 6
Row 4- 6
Row 5- 4
Row 6- 2
Use the last paper strip to connect the bottom two circles on the 3rd and 4th row together.

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5. Use your stapler to attach your red rectangle Santa shirt to your paper plate underneath your Santa beard. Then use your glue stick to glue the triangle hat at the top of your Santa face. Fold the top of your Santa hat down and use some school glue to glue a cotton ball on the end of the hat.

6. Squeeze a line of Elmer’s School Glue along the top of your paper plate at the base of the Santa hat. Place a line of cotton balls along the glue line. Squeeze another line of school glue along the bottom of your paper plate over your staples and place another line of cotton balls along the glue line.

7. Cut out a circle from your white cardstock to use for the mustache and then cut that circle in half. Glue the circle halves in the middle of your Santa face as a mustache. Finish your Santa Beard Countdown Craft by gluing on googly eyes and placing your red circle sticker in the middle of your mustache.

Tape your Santa up on a wall or attach a string to it and hang it up somewhere you will see every day in your home. Starting December 1st and every day after, use scissors to cut off one of the paper chains from the Santa beard. When you are finished cutting off the last paper chain strip, it’s Christmas Day!

For more fun Christmas craft ideas, visit savvynana. Make sure to check them out on FacebookTwitterInstagram and Google+ too.

 

Christmas Mad Libs Printable

Christmas Mad Libs Printable

This fun free Christmas Mad Libs printable is perfect for kids of all ages (and grown-ups, too!)! Great for teachers in the classroom, holiday parties, playgroups, and more!

LOVE Mad Libs (seriously, what parent doesn’t love a language lesson disguised as fun?!), so I created this silly Christmas Mad Libs Printable that’s perfect for kids to play as they wait for the big day! These Christmas Mad Libs will make a great addition to your classroom, family fun night, holiday parties, playgroups, Scout meetings, and more!

My three boys had a blast testing out this silly Mad Libs game, and they laughed their heads off reading our hysterical Christmas Mad Libs letters to Santa! Some of our favorite Mad Libs wishlist items were a “dirty new microwave,” “stinky new spaghetti,” and a “crazy new cat” to make them the “happiest monkey on the piano!” LOL!

This silly Christmas Mad Libs printable will test your child’s grammar knowledge of nouns, adjectives, verbs, and more – the more creative you get with your word choices, the funnier your story will be! I’m not going to lie, my boys tend to gravitate towards potty humor when they fill out Mad Libs, but sometimes those end up being the most hysterical ones of all – just make sure to keep things G-rated, okay?

 

Mad Libs is always a fun and silly game that’s perfect for passing the time, and this Christmas version is sure to be a big hit with your friends, family, and holiday party guests! Even the adults will want to get in on the fun!