Post # 1
So I intend to have some home made activity books for the kids at our wedding. I have seen a few threads with ideas for those and think I am all set to go with making it.
My question is, as I don’t have kids and nor do most of my friend’s yet, I don’t really know what age I should be doing these for.
For example, we’ll have a couple of babies there which I know will be too young.
There will be a couple of toddlers (ages 2ish), if this old enough for a colouring book? What about things like mazes or spot the difference (I’m assuming word searches are out at this age).
At the other end of the scale, many of my cousin’s kids are about 11 or 12. Is this too old or do you think they would like one anyway? I’d happily do two different templates depending on age.
What ages did other people give activity book to?
Post # 3
I would say that 11-12 year olds can entertain themselves. You can do more grown-up items like Word searches or tic-tac-toe if you feel you want to do something for them!
Post # 4
That’s what I was thinking initially. I think I’ll porbably pass on making ones for them (unless I find I have extra crafting time I don’t know what to do with!)
Post # 5
@RECrerar: I was in the same boat, we had kiddos from 18 mos. up to 14. I drew the line at about 6 or 7 years old. I got them a sticker book, and coloring book, crayons, and bubbles.
I’m sure the 18mo old won’t be coloring any masterpieces, but it should be enough to keep her busy. And I figured the older kiddos will find someway to entertain themselves…or at least not cause any scenes because they are bored and unhappy.
Post # 6
I did an activity book for the kiddos at our wedding and got SUCH great feedback about it! They aged from 3-12 and there was a little something for all of them in it. I basically Googled some ideas that I found through the Bee and Pinterest and edited them in Picasa to personalize them. Here are a few images from ours. Feel free to PM me your email address and I can send you the template for you to edit if you want 🙂
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Post # 7
I’ve been collecting a few images already and am going to try and make it from scratch (I have so many craft projects going on for this wedding it’s absurd). Yours look lovely though from the template.
Glad to hear you got good feedback on it.