Last Minute Holiday Side Dishes

The holiday season is in full swing now and for most of us, that means lots of good, homemade food!  If you don’t have the time to prepare a 5 star meal for the family, we came up with a list of quick and easy side dishes to make for that last minute dash to… Read More

The History Of Santa

We all remember a time when we left cookies and milk on the hearth for Santa and waited all night to see if we could spot him coming down the chimney.  It’s part of the magic of Christmas and the season of believing.  Here at Stephen’s Place, we make sure every one of our residents… Read More

Sensory Gift Ideas for the Holidays

The holidays bring a touch extra work to the already overpacked schedule of any parent/carer/human. We were thinking about these rather simple yet very effective gifts and thought we’d share. Large-piece Puzzles When you’re a person like likes to solve a problem, puzzles are the ultimate game. Large-piece Legos Similar to the puzzles, Legos have… Read More

Top 5 No-Bake Holiday Recipes

Every year around the holidays we start seeing more recipes for delicious Christmas treats, from easy cookies to intricate cakes.  We’d like to share some of the ones we found for this season, especially since they’re no-bake recipes!  These would be easy and quick to make for any festive occasion. 1. Eggnog Ice Cream Grab… Read More

5 Easy DIY No-Sew Halloween Costumes

Sometimes there’s no time to spare to make a Halloween costume. With that in mind, here’s a fun list of costumes you can quickly and easily make at home: 1. Bubblebath An easy and fun costume that you can put together with some white balloons and a few bath accessories. 2. Pineapple This one is… Read More

8 No-Carve Pumpkin Ideas

It’s that time of year again.  We’ve been busy getting ready for fall, which includes tending to our autumn plants for Garden Club, tidying up the greenhouse before winter hits and our favorite — painting pumpkins! This Halloween we’d like to highlight some fun, no-carve pumpkin ideas to skip the sharp knives and messy pumpkin… Read More

Harvest Time

The leaves are turning all sorts of different colors, the weather is getting cooler and the days are getting shorter — and Stephen’s Place is loving it right now!  Whether you’re a fan of autumn or of the holiday season growing near, it’s hard not to love this time of year.   Lately we’ve been… Read More

Magnetic Slime!

Slime is at the top of the list on the most fun DIY activities right now, but did you know you can make magnetic slime? You can! And here’s what you’ll need: Liquid Starch (you can find this at Kroger) Elmer’s glue Rubber gloves Iron oxide powder (you can try Amazon for this one) Disposable… Read More

Fairy Glow Jars

Who doesn’t love a bit of magic? Here’s what you’ll need for this fun project: 1 mason jar Glow in the dark paint Paintbrushes Paper to use as an easel Elmer’s glue A little bit of pixie dust (glitter) Step 1: Pour some of the glow in the dark paint out on the paper so… Read More

Stomp Painting

You know that wonderful feeling of satisfaction you get from popping bubble wrap? What if we told you that this activity is a step up? In this new universe, you get to pop as much bubble wrap as you want and make an awesome piece of art at the same time.  Here’s what you’ll need:… Read More