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Blogmas Dec. 3, 2017: 25 Ways to Get Into the Holiday Spirit

Blogmas Dec. 3, 2017: 25 Ways to Get Into the Holiday Spirit

Hey guys! I’m more than a little bit excited to say that I am going to be doing Blogmas this year on Sparklenews.com! I know that it is already the third, but I was really busy on the first and yesterday. That being said, from today up until Christmas I will be posting a new Christmas related article for you guys. Some posts will be random Christmas related articles and others will be blogs about what I did that was Christmas-y that day. So, make sure you are subscribed to the site so that you get notifications whenever a new article is posted and also, keep watch for an upcoming holiday giveaway and don’t forget to follow all of my social medias. Most of all, don’t forget to sparkle! Enjoy and Merry Christmas! ūüôā


This year I decided to get super into the Christmas spirit in order to make the holiday season extra special. When brainstorming ideas on how exactly I could do this, I came up with the idea of doing something Christmas related every day starting on December first and going on up until Christmas. I got some of these ideas by looking up Christmas advent activity ideas and others were my own original ideas. Enjoy!

1. Make a gingerbread house village

2. Watch the Polar Express and drink hot chocolate

3. Attend a ballet performance of ‘The Nutcracker’

4. Make paper snowflakes

5. Decorate your Christmas tree

6. Wear an ugly Christmas sweater all day

7. Host or attend a Christmas party

8. Bake Christmas cookies

9. Have a Christmas photo shoot

10. Go ice skating

11. Go snow tubing

12. Make homemade gift tags

13. Bake Jesus a birthday cake

14. Make homemade hot chocolate

15. Make homemade wrapping paper

16. Go Christmas caroling

17. Try some Christmas DIYs from Pinterest

18. Go Christmas shopping

19. Attend a tree lighting

20. Decorate your nails for Christmas

21. Write and send Christmas cards

22. Make a peppermint milkshake

23. Make an advent calendar

24. Have a Christmas movie marathon

25. Celebrate with friends and family

The Ultimate Summer Bucket List

The Ultimate Summer Bucket List

Summer is finally here! I don’t know about you guys, but this year was awkwardly long and short at the same time. Anyway, after seeing a lot of this on social media, I decided that maybe I should make a summer bucket list for myself. Plus, we all know that feeling in middle of the summer when there’s nothing to do and you almost wish that school was back in so I thought that this might help. So here it is: my summer bucket list for 2017! Feel free to share your summer bucket list ideas with me on Twitter or Instagram using #newsthatsparkles ! Also, be sure to check back often because I will be posting every Wednesday, Saturday, and Monday this summer!

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Winter WordSearch

Winter WordSearch

Winter

 

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C O C D T U K E D T L U Q E L N E J N L T C D T H 
K V A I A X E Y M C V Y H K H Y H O Y O X O V X B 
M S X T J V B Y I G M J O F N A W P H X E O P U K 
J N U K S E M C F C L A Z V G B K L W D A Y M F I 
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K W B H U V O O Y Z R X I L X Z Y J I D N Z U I J 
G W Q A U W A D B O X W L X H C N Q I O P A K X B 
S R Q R N W L K G F Z I Z W T V B A W K Z A L Q C 
N F I W B U O M H W B X M B J O G A D O D D V M I 
O Y K Z O G R S B D H B V G E H R H H T V I W O C 
W S I J I D Z B N X R O W O S M S W T Z S T M W F 
F Y C M A T I F D X L F T X I H Q E F X L A D Z Z 
O N T E N U L V H I L B K C U X T N K P C E L R L 
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HATS
HOTCHOCOLATE
ICICLE
JACKETS
MITTENS
SNOW
SNOWBALL
SNOWFORT
WARM
WINTER

Would You Rather?

Would You Rather?

1.       Eat Ketchup Flavored Cake   OR   

           Mustard flavored donuts?

2.       Have to do 6 essays (5 paragraphs each) in one night     

             OR  A 20 page math packet in one night?

3.       Go on your dream vacation for a week      

            OR Get the 5 things you want most?

4.       Eat sweets for the rest of your life    

            OR Eat salty things the rest of your life?        

5.       Be forced to go sky diving     

           OR Be forced to go bungee jumping? 

6.        Visit Paris OR Visit Italy

7.         Climb a 600 foot ladder 

             OR Be in a room full of tarantulas

8.         Have No one show up to your wedding  

            OR No one show up to your funeral

1 Year Sparklenews.com Anniversary Wordsearch!

1 Year Sparklenews.com Anniversary Wordsearch!

 

Find all the words below the word search, all the words have to do with my website and all the articles that have been published on it because this is in honor of the full year sparklenews.com has been up and running!

 

E X E S V R G K F S L X L G B S M S S U 
X D E M A P I R E A W Y Q Y W S A D D A 
B Y N E O T O I Q C S F P E L M N R R U 
C U Y A T S R N N Z Q H N U U I A A L Q 
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M T N S T G A W O W L O P O Y E E O Q A 
B S G S Y J A G A K B K S K N S E E G G 
Y M B Z P J D N R Q E B Z W U Y S L N T 
R S C L L F A A A P M E P R T D X W Q M 
G R E S K X P N N I S O I X W H T O S D 
V N V O R S B B N B R V U X Q I A N W F 
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W Y D L J S G W A H J Z M W C S Q P N W 

 

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MANATEES
NEWS
ONE
PARTIES
SMILES
SNOWLEOPARDS
SPARKLENEWS
STORIES
STYLE
TAYLORSWIFT
THEHUNGERGAMES
WRITING
YEAR

an Animal MadLibs

an Animal MadLibs

To make this Mad Libs your own, just fill in the red words in brackets with your own words and write it down to read again and again!

 

one day during [noun]- break, I was [verb ending in “ing”]in my room trying to find something to do, when I saw a [animal] on my windowsill. The odd thing about this animal was that it was [adjective]. I [verb ending in “ed”] my window to let it in. The animal [verb ending in “ed”] up at me in a [adjective] way. I tried to pet it when it blurted out [Exclamation]! It could talk. With treats, I tested what else it could do. It ended up it could do many things including [verb ending in “ing”], [Verb ending in “ing”], and [Verb ending in “ing”]! In the end I named her [name]. and I told her “wow, you truly are [adjective] [same animal]! The End!!!!!