Post # 1
We’re only having a handful of kids at our wedding, but I wanted to give them something to do. A friend of mine sent me a link to a cute little wedding themed activity book, but it’s only got 4 pages in it and I was on the hunt for something with a little something else.
Free is also really great.
I’m open to other suggestions as well, like if you found some cute books somewhere else.
Post # 3
@SouthernGirl: I only had 7 kids at our wedding.. No kid reception just the children who were in our bridal party and immediate family only.. I just went to target and got coloring books and crayons, little toys like cars for boys and bracelets, jewelry for girls, an activity bucket that they all can share, And little candy treats.. They were on dance floor a lot but when they got tired, I set up a table that they all went to and stayed there doing activities.
Post # 4
@val_toro: Nice idea. I was planning on doing something similar for their favors for helping with the wedding, but I didn’t think about just adding a few more things in that bag for them to use at the reception.
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Post # 6
My friends had custom made coloring book pages of themselves. The MOB used tracing paper and a sharpie to trace a picture of the couple, scan it and print it for coloring pages. Kinda like this (but not Will and Kate)
However, Im not sure if children would care if it was wedding themed or not. I would save the stress of finding / ordering these if you can’t find the right one and get some coloring books from the dollar store 🙂
Post # 7
I just made my own! I just pulled random clip art images and made a few activities for them! I made it in Word and it really didn’t take long at all!
Some of my pages include:
- a word search
- scrambled wedding related words
- how to say “I love you” in different languages
- tic tac toe
- a maze (Help Groom get to Bride!)
- connect the dots
- a “count the number of palm trees” page (has to do with our honeymoon)
- Many, many coloring pages (Decorate the cake, Color in Bride’s wedding dress, Draw a picture of YOU at the wedding, etc.
- Some of the coloring pages were “Bride and Groom go together like…” pages. (Some examples I used include Peas & Carrots, Salt & Pepper, Cinderella & Prince Charming, etc.
I made the pages landscape and put two activities to a page. Then I messed around (a bit of trial and error) until I could print the pages front and back, fold the booklet in half, and have all the pages in the order I wanted. Then I stitched them together. It honestly didn’t take much time and it was fun personalizing a lot of the pages! Mine is about 12 pages (so ~22 activites) Here’s an example of a page (I edited out some personal information I used):
It may not be amazing, but it’s for kids!! They won’t care! I’m also in the process of making crayon roll-ups to go with them. The kids get a favor too! Here’s the template I used for the crayon rolls! http://thepleatedpoppy.com/2013/04/crayon-roll-tutorial-2/