What do you need for a truly spooky Halloween? A giant spider in front of your home! Make this one easily out of materials that you have around your home – it’s a great activity to do with your kids. Simple instructions listed below:
-Collect nine black trash bags and stuffing such as newspaper, left over packing materials, or even leaves.
-Fill one trash bag with stuffing and tie it closed to create the spider’s body.
-Hold the second trash bag on its side and fill the length with stuffing.
-Wrap the empty bag around the stuffing several times, so that it looks like a spider’s arm, and secure it with a tie. Repeat this for the other seven legs.
-Use a glue gun to secure the legs to the body.
Pro Tip: You can cut off the bottom of Styrofoam cups and glue them onto the body to make eyes.
We got this idea from MoneyCrashers.com – check out their list for more decorations!
May 23rd, 2012
Categories: Family Activities, Summer | Tags: family, Family Activities, grand view builders, holiday, houston, kid activities, kids, Memorial Day, Memorial Day Houston, Memorial Day Houston 2012
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Memorial Day is an awesome holiday: The weather’s nice, the kids are out of school and the short work week means you have plenty of time to celebrate! Here are our picks for a fun Memorial Day Weekend 2012:
Chipotle Kid Power Festival and Swap Meet
Discovery Green will host a kid’s swap meet where your child can rent a booth and sell their favorite old toys. Teaching your kids entrepreneurship at an early age is something we believe in!
Memorial Day in the Woodlands
Fireworks, live music, vendors and more Saturday through Sunday at Waterway Square! Each night will culminate in an impressive Fireworks display!
Houston Zoo Memorial Day Free Day
You can celebrate the day with free admission to the Houston Zoo. With animals, attractions and a kid-friendly atmosphere, your day is sure to be filled with plenty of furry friends!
Dive into summer, food and fun on the delightful boardwalk that has been entertaining families in and around the Houston area for eleven years!
Make sure to share pictures of how your family celebrated Memorial Day on our Facebook and Twitter pages!
On Christmas Day, brighten the day of nursing home residents! This opportunity is brought to us by Volunteer Houston. Scroll down to the bottom listing.
Holiday Project Christmas Day Visits
Volunteers will share Christmas cheer and sentiments with residents of local nursing homes. The volunteers will meet at their choice of three meeting sites:
(1) The Volunteer Houston office at 3015 Richmond, Suite 100; Houston, TX 77098 (click here for a map of the immediate vicinity), or
(2) Grace Care Center of Cypress at 9602 Huffmeister; Houston, TX 77095 (click here for a map of the immediate vicinity.) or
(3) Grace Care Center of Katy at 23553 West Fernhurst Drive; Katy, TX 77494 (click here for a map of the immediate vicinity.)
Volunteers will have their choice of 2 meeting times: 9:30 a.m. and 12 noon.
They will be given Christmas cards to share with the persons they visit, as well as maps to the respective assigned facilities. (Note: Other volunteers will be needed to make the greeting cards during the weeks leading up to the event.) Minimum age= none, if able to provide own transportation. Contact: Walter Black, 713-964-0229
December 20th, 2011
Categories: Uncategorized | Tags: builder, community, donate, donation, give, holiday, home, houston, philanthropy, volunteer
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Help provide a holiday meal to those less fortunate on Christmas Eve, December 24th. Information provided by VolunteerHouston.
City Wide Club
What They Do
City Wide Club of America is the outgrowth of an effort begun in 1975 by local high school and college students wanting to give back to their local community (Harris County) of their time and talent.
Annual Christmas Eve Feast
Takes place at the George R. Brown Convention Center, early morning till about 5 p.m. 35,000 to 40,000 persons are expected to attend. Volunteers will be needed to help with setup and to serve the meals. Shift times are flexible and can be arranged for almost any time between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Volunteers are invited to partake in the meal. Call: City Wide Club of Clubs, (713)523-1640.
The weather’s feeling cool outside, and we’re just about 3 weeks away from Turkey Day! It’s no doubt you have your family traditions for this turkey-licious day full of thanks. But, we thought we’d give you some ideas for events and ways to celebrate in Houston this holiday season. Maybe you’re entertaining out of town guests, or maybe your family is ready for a break from the kitchen for a change. Here are some ways to celebrating out of the home, in the home, and even help others who are without a home this year.
Here are some sites that list restaurants hosting Thanksgiving meals and menus:
Houston Restaurants Open and Offering TakeOut -make your reservations/place orders now!
Annual Turkey Trot Benefiting Sheltering Arms Senior Services. Register now!
Thanksgiving Day Parade
Ways to Give and Volunteer
Waste Management Superfeast
H-E-B/United Way of Greater Houston Feast of Sharing
Click2Houston Volunteer Information
To volunteer or for more information on the Waste Management Superfeast, call the hot line at (713) 516-3501. Volunteers do not need to sign up early. They can show up at the event and register at the volunteer booth on McKinney.
If you are interested in volunteering for the City Wide Club of Clubs feast, please call (713) 752-2582 or (866) 510-2582. If you can’t come this year, but would like to send a financial contribution, send it to City Wide Club, P.O. Box 8446, Houston, TX, 77288.