Check out the DIY activity book I made for the kids at my wedding

Guestpost by Melaina on Apr. 13th

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My future husband and I decided to invite all of the kids in our family to our wedding to help meet our caterer's 150 guest minimum. We got kind of excited about it since we're both big kids ourselves, and now we had an extra excuse to let that part shine through at our wedding — under the guise of entertaining our little guests! That said, I think I got kind of carried away in making this Activity Book to keep them entertained. Here is the final draft…

First page:  People Bingo!  We're hoping this will encourage our guests of all ages to interact.

First page: People Bingo! We're hoping this will encourage our guests of all ages to interact.

Pages 2 and 3: Scavenger Hunt and Maze


Pages 2 and 3: Scavenger Hunt and Maze

Pages 2 and 3: Scavenger Hunt and Maze

Pages 6 and 7: For our really little guests, Getting Ready to Read and Color-by-Number


Pages 8 and 9: Crossword and Connect-the-Dot


Pages 10 and 11: Wedding Word Search and Hidden Pictures



The final pages have the answer keys to several of the games. The back cover asks them to draw us a picture and rip it out of the book to give to us:

I'm a regular zinester, so I found it was relatively easy to whip out a little book. (Perhaps too easy, which may be why I kept going and going with it.) If you use my ideas as a base, and fire up program like Word or PowerPoint, you can make one of these for yourself too!

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About Melaina

Melaina gets a paycheck as a nurse, but identifies herself as a cartoonist. She creates autobiographical comics and met her fiance when she hired him to color her Bewildered Bisexual comic (he used to have a job coloring the Sunday syndicated comics). They also collaborated on making an iPhone app for her comics.