Friday, December 14, 2012

Getting Crafty – Kids Christmas Cards

If you’re anything like us, you struggle with finding ways to get your kids involved in the Christmas season. With all there is on the TV and the Internet, it can be pretty easy for little ones to think that it’s all about “get, get, get”. One way that we’ve found to combat that is to let our kids make their own Christmas cards( a great themed craft that you can add to any art curriculum). It helps that I’m a scrap booker, but even if I weren’t, it’s not hard to get them involved. A few pieces of construction paper, some glue, markers and glitter and they’re off! Not only do they get to make something that will brighten a loved one’s holidays, but they get to exercise their creativity and really learn a bit more about the spirit of Christmas, too.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year…

I love this time of year. The colder weather, the Christmas themed printable worksheets, etc. that I can add to our regular homeschool curriculum, the family gatherings, the joy I see in my children. It’s not all about gifts with our family. They GIVE more gifts than they receive, and that is something that warms my heart most of all.
The day after Thanksgiving is usually spent sleeping (I’m a Black Friday shopper, lol) and putting up Christmas decorations. We inevitably have broken ornaments and things we forgot to pack up last year, which ended up somewhere else in the house. We start planning which cookies we want to make for family and we finally start listening to Christmas music. Yes finally. Our satellite radio company started with the holiday music in the middle of November, but I wouldn’t let anyone listen to it until after Turkey Day. :)
If you celebrate Christmas, what is your favorite part about the kickoff to the holiday season?