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Project: The Junkyard Tales Audio Advent Coloring Book!

Project: The Junkyard Tales Audio Advent Coloring Book!

We've created twenty-five fun printables for each day of the Junkyard Tales Audio Advent calendar!

Storybox Playlist: Thanksgiving Travel Part 2

Storybox Playlist: Thanksgiving Travel Part 2

Offering 5+ hours of adventure stories of family fun, this Thanksgiving playlist will make your next car ride fun for any 3-6-year-old.

A New Thanksgiving Table Setting Tradition

A New Thanksgiving Table Setting Tradition

This simple Thanksgiving Day place card craft is fun for kids to make and guests to experience.

Storybox Playlist: Thanksgiving Travels

Storybox Playlist: Thanksgiving Travels

This year's Sparkle Stories Thanksgiving Travel Playlist is perfect for 3-6-year-olds and guaranteed to keep them entertained for both those long car rides and short trips.

Sparkle's Holiday Gift Cards Are HERE!

Sparkle's Holiday Gift Cards Are HERE!

This holiday season is a great one to introduce a child in your life to stories. We have four lovely gift cards you can print out after purchasing a gift subscription.

Holiday Time at Sparkle! Collections & Stories for December Celebrations

Holiday Time at Sparkle! Collections & Stories for December Celebrations

It's time to cozy up under a blanket for some story time, as our holiday stories will bring on the festive feeling like nothing else. We have FIVE audio advent calendars and several wonderful holiday story collections for you to enjoy!

Ideas for Waldorf Inspired Advent Celebrations

Ideas for Waldorf Inspired Advent Celebrations

At the core, Advent is about creating a sense of peace and preparation, and spreading light into the darkness. Focus on a few simple Waldorf-inspired preparations and anchors to help bring the celebration into your family’s days and weeks around holiday time.

Storybox Playlist: Stories of Simple Gratitude

Storybox Playlist: Stories of Simple Gratitude

We can find things every day to be grateful for — whether it's a hot breakfast, warm snow boots, a beautiful sunset, or even a wonderful laugh.

Storybox Playlist: Stories of Gratitude When Gathering Together

Storybox Playlist: Stories of Gratitude When Gathering Together

Thanksgiving — the time of year for gathering with your loved ones. You might cozy up for a small gathering of two or three people or throw the doors open for an enormous gathering of 20 or more. This playlist features a mix of stories that stoke our gratitude for whatever kind of gathering we may encounter.

This Is No Norman Rockwell Holiday

This Is No Norman Rockwell Holiday

Holidays can be hard. We humans are just so messy. There’s got to be a way to make this easier, right? Keep reading for advice on how best to practice self-care through the sometimes rough holiday season.

Best of Thanksgiving Crafts

Best of Thanksgiving Crafts

This week's crafts are all about gratitude and community. We encourage you to spend time each day this season thinking of little things you are grateful for or helping others. We've rounded up four simple crafts that can be done with materials you have right at home.

Sparkle Craft: Halloween Printable Treats!

Sparkle Craft: Halloween Printable Treats!

Here is quick and easy tutorial for a door or yard sign that you can put up on Halloween and give away a free story instead of candy (or along with candy, if you choose!).

Sparkle Crafts: Kindness Coupons

Sparkle Crafts: Kindness Coupons

These printable “kindness coupons” are inspired by a Martin & Sylvia story. Perhaps the people at your house might want to practice sharing some kindness, just like Martin and Sylvia!

Blessing Bags Project for Kids

Blessing Bags Project for Kids

For both of these blessing bag projects, we've listed suggestions for involving your kids while also helping fellow humans. Neither is going to save the world, but both are one tiny step towards making it kinder.

DIY Family Thanksgiving Book

DIY Family Thanksgiving Book

Our Thanksgiving Book provides a quick, easy-to-keep-up glimpse of our blessings from year to year. If you want to start your own Thanksgiving Book tradition, here's how.

Sparkle Crafts: Gratitude Leaves

Sparkle Crafts: Gratitude Leaves

These Gratitude Leaves are a fun and easy way to practice the simple act of writing down on paper the things our whole family are grateful for.

The Power of Simple Kindness

The Power of Simple Kindness

Kindness doesn't need to be in the form of a huge feat that everyone knows about. Instead, it can come by way of small actions that are easily done every day.

Four Kindness Crafts for Kids

Four Kindness Crafts for Kids

Sometimes gifts of kindness come in small packages. They don't always have to be big things. We've looked through the Sparkle crafts archives and pulled out crafts that are easy for kids to do on their own (or with minimal help) and which have meaning behind them.

Storybox Playlist: Veterans Day

Storybox Playlist: Veterans Day

These stories explore patriotism and honor the men and women in uniform.

Sparkle Craft: Star Jars

Sparkle Craft: Star Jars

These star jars will provoke quiet “oohs” and “ahhs” whenever you switch them on. The initial cutting with a box knife is best done by an adult, but by using a thin, disposable cookie sheet to make the heart of the lantern, a supervised pre-schooler can quickly make a whole galaxy of stars to admire.

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