FREE Christmas Printables: Activity Placemat & Fill-in-the-Blank Story for Preschoolers

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I’ve been slacking as a hostess lately. Apart from our girls’ train party and my husband’s Murder Mystery birthday party, we haven’t had many people over this year! It could be because I’m an introvert, and I guard my house (my safe space, my retreat, my refuge) closely.

Or maybe it’s because I don’t like to clean. ;)

FREE Christmas Printables for Preschoolers

But when we do have people over, I try to make it nice. And one of the rituals I have is that I bring out the “good soap.” Such a silly ritual, right? But our guests deserve the nice soap. My girls and their overly zealous pumping can use the plain, everyday soap the other days of the week.

So, when I was selected to write for the Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day® campaign, I knew I had to mention my “good soap” obsession. Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day® soap is OBVIOUSLY the good soap. I’ve always loved this brand. Cleaners that smell nice but aren’t filled with harsh, stinky chemicals!

FREE Christmas Printables for Preschoolers

The other thing I like to do for our littlest house guests is to have some sort of activity. Usually this is something hands-on and sensory-oriented, but sometimes I want something mess-free and EASY—especially if it’s a large party with lots of kids!

Free Christmas Printables

This Christmas activity placemat could be put at the table setting of each little dinner guest at Christmas dinner or your next Christmas party.

FREE Printable: Christmas Activity Placemat

And who doesn’t love fill-in-the-blank (in the style of MadLibs) stories? My preschooler doesn’t know the parts of speech yet (few do, right?), so I modified my instructions so that it would be more age-appropriate for little ones.

It was perfect for my four-year-old. She loved thinking up “something silly” (hokey jokey pokey) and thinking about “smelling” all of her friends. Free Christmas Printables: Christmas MadLibs

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Print your FREE Christmas Fill-in-the-Blank Stories here.

Print your FREE Printable Christmas Activity Placemat for Kids here. 

Free Christmas Printables for Preschoolers! MadLibs and Activity Placemat

We hope your holidays are filled with fun play dates, giggling kids, quality family time, and occasions that call for bringing out the good soap!

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day®.

 

The Ranch at Rock Creek–All Inclusive Ranch Vacation in the United States!

As some of you may have read, our family loves all-inclusive vacations. We love the idea of paying one lump sum for a complete package. When traveling with young kids, it’s a relief to know that we won’t be paying out of pocket for each activity or bemoaning the price of the $15 buffet price when our toddler chooses to eat just two grapes and a slice of cheese. Everything is included in the upfront total price, which makes the vacation easier to enjoy.

We’ve taken our young girls to resorts in Jamaica and Cancun, but we’ve had trouble finding anything stateside. There are precious few all-inclusive options in the U.S.

When Cooperatize asked me to write a sponsored post about The Ranch at Rock Creek, I was THRILLED! It would be such an incredible experience to visit this ranch and writing about the Montana location was the excuse I needed to research it more (and swoon over the beautiful ranch pictures). What I learned from my research is that I definitely need to add this luxury ranch to my family’s travel bucket list. It would be the vacation of a lifetime!

I’m not into camping, but the “canvas cabins” at the ranch barely resemble the leaky, uncomfortable tents that most of us know and love to hate. No one will be waking up with an aching back or a soggy sleeping bag here!

All Inclusive Luxury Ranch

Of course if even “glamping” is too rustic for you, there’s also a gorgeous lodge.

The Ranch at Rock Creek--All Inclusive Ranch in MontanaAs I would expect at an all-inclusive ranch, meals and drinks are included. All rates include full board with breakfast, lunch & dinner in the Granite Lodge and/or the Blue Canteen. Also included are all wines and drinks during meals from The Ranch wine list or in the Silver Dollar Saloon.

However, the thing that is even more impressive than the ranch’s food offering is its list of amenities and activities that are included with your stay!

All Inclusive Ranch Vacations in the U.S.

Your stay at the ranch also includes:

-Horseback riding: trail rides, arena lessons
-Fly fishing: Rock Creek & trout ponds
-Archery
-Mountain Biking
-Hiking
-Paintball
-Little Grizzlies Kids’ Club
-Stagecoach rides
-Horseshoes
-Outdoor swimming pool & hot tub
-Cross-Country skiing
-Ice fishing (upon availability)
-Snowshoeing
-Ice Skating
-Snowmobiling
-Sauna

When the weather cooperates, bikes are provided to guests so that they can ride around the ranch.

If you’re lucky, you may see a moose, elk, big horn sheep, or an eagle during your stay!

Montana All-Inclusive Vacation Ranch

If you’re considering cutting back on physical gifts this holiday season and opting for experiential gifts instead, The Ranch seems to be an experience your family could never forget. Imagine visiting this winter and skiing, snowmobiling, ice skating, ice fishing, taking a sleigh ride, or trying out snow shoeing! That sounds like a lovely way to embrace and enjoy winter with your kids!

Even though the ranch is very luxurious, children are always welcome. (And children under three are free.) Kids ages 4-12 are invited to participate in the “Little Grizzlies Kids’ Club.” Activities for young adventurers include ice fishing, sledding, yoga, downhill skiing (ages 6 and up), archery (8 and up), and snowmobiling (for 16 and up).

What do you think? Would you ever try a luxury, all-inclusive ranch?

The Ranch at Rock Creek--All-Inclusive Ranch Vacation in the U.S.

Thanks to Cooperatize for giving me the chance to write about The Ranch at Rock Creek. I was compensated for my time and effort in writing this post. All opinions are my own.