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Hands-On Holidays: Simple Ideas for Making Memories October through December - The littles and I had so much fun working our way through this last holiday season. The recipes and crafts are totally doable and we loved the book lists!

Hands-On Holidays (Simple Ideas for Making Memories October through December)

Today’s the day my friends – our holiday eBook, Hands-On Holidays, is finally here!  Thanks so much for your patience on it’s launch.  There are so many beautiful pictures in this one, we had a little trouble getting it down to a manageable size.

But all is well now and I’m finally ready to put my labor of love into your hands (don’t forget to use the code: launch to take advantage of our 10% off book launch sale).  Here’s everything you need to know about Hands-On Holidays

Commit to Less Stressing & More Connecting this Holiday Season

The holiday season is such a wonderful time to share with your kids. From Trick-or-Treating to opening the presents under the tree, there are so many memories to be made and, as parents, we don’t want to miss a single opportunity.

But planning special outings, pulling-together seasonal crafts, and baking up a slew of holiday recipes can be exhausting (the prep work alone is almost a part-time job).

If you’d like to spend the holidays less frazzled about planning and more in-the-moment, enjoying time with the kids, we’ve got just the thing…

Hands-On Holidays: Simple Ideas for Making Memories October through DecemberMPMK’s newest eBook: Hands-On Holidays

Only $9.99 $8.99

*Get your copy by October 9th to take advantage of our 10% off sale! Use the code “launch” at checkout.

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Our new eBook, Hands-On Holidays, is 100 pages full everything you and the kids will need to have a great time creating, cooking, reading, and adventuring together from October through December.

And the best part is, nearly all the activities are very simple both in their preparation and execution.  It’s all about spending quality time together and being creative in an open-ended way, not running all over town finding obscure craft materials to make a picture perfect project.

Here’s what’s included…

The book is divided into three sections (Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas), each of which begins with a list of ways for families to get into the holiday spirit:

  • Ideas for Starting a Halloween Tradition
  • 10 Ways to Practice Thankfulness as a Family
  • Advent Activities List: 24 Ways to Count Down to Christmas

In addition to these ideas, we’ve also provided lists of our favorite children’s books for each holiday – because there’s no better way to get kids in the spirit of the season than by reading about it with them each night!

Hands-On Holidays eBook: Simple Ideas for Making Memories October through December

Of course, no holiday activity book would be complete without a bevy of crafts and DIY decor projects. We’ve filled our pages with simple ways for the kids to help decorate for each holiday, as well as lots of stimulating playtime ideas, and each section also contains our favorite sweet treats. These are tried-and-true recipes my family adores making and eating every year – and yours will too!

Only $9.99 $8.99

*Get your copy by October 9th to take advantage of our 10% off sale! Use the code “launch” at checkout.

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And don’t miss out on our special bonus sections.  Filled with tips and tools to help make this your best holiday season yet, they include:

  • Use Those Halloween Customs to Build Brainpower
  • What to do with all that Candy
  • Creating a DIY Dress Up Kit on the Cheap
  • Thanksgiving Kids’ Table Printables
  • A “Berry Merry” Teacher Christmas Gift Idea
  • Our Favorite Christmas Movie Marathon Selections
  • A New Tradition: How to Make Room for New Toys & Give Back

Still Not Sure this is the eBook for You?

Check out what some of our favorite bloggers have to say about it and get a look at the Table of Contents:

The holiday season is so filled with chaos and pressure it can be easy to forget what truly matters–quality time with your kids. Hands-on Holidays is filled with fantastic yet utterly do-able ideas for simple crafts, memory-making activities, and tempting recipes that help put the holiday focus back where it should be and keep the kids involved. Best of all, none of the suggestions are expensive or require odd supplies!

– Tiffany Dahl of Peanut Blossom


Family celebrations and traditions are a big part of building memories, positive relationships, and a healthy family culture.  Hands On Holidays is full of brilliant, fun, and simple ways to create these powerful traditions in your home starting today.  I can’t wait to get to work on some of these outstanding activities with my own brood of boys

– Amanda Morgan of Not Just Cute


The holidays seem to catch me off-guard every year I often scramble to find meaningful ways to create new experiences for my young children. If you’re like me, you’ll browse Pinterest, catch up with favorite blogs, and conduct endless web searches for the right recipe, activity, or book. The magic behind Hands-on Holidays is that Stephanie has organized over 50 engaging activities and treats into one easy-to-read place, saving you tons of time….and leaving you with more time to enjoy the holidays themselves.

– Rachelle Doorley of Tinkerlab


Hands-On Holidays eBook


Don’t wait – get your copy today and show the holidays who’s boss!

Hands-On Holidays eBook: Simple Ideas for Making Memories October through December

Only $9.99 $8.99

*Get your copy by October 9th to take advantage of our 10% off sale! Use the code “launch” at checkout.

Get the PDF file here:

Add to Cart



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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Ashlee October 3, 2013 at 10:00 am

What age groups is this geared toward?


Steph (MPMK Founder) October 3, 2013 at 2:01 pm

Hi Ashlee,

It’s a little hard to say as many of the DIY decor project, activities, and of course the recipes, are appropriate for the whole family but some of the crafts and the book selections are geared for the 1-8 age range. Hope that helps!



MELISSA October 6, 2013 at 11:24 pm

Any plans to package this with the Easy Peasy book? I have the POYEL and would love the other two!


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