So my youngest is getting over a long bout of pneumonia, and now my husband has it! I am chewing Airborne like candy and hoping Sugar doesn't get anything more than the cold she has. So here is a shortened version of what we may or may not do this week...
Monday=Angels= paper plate angel
Tuesday=Hanukkah= play menorah (we did it a few years ago--cute!!)
Wednesday=Act of Kindness= we will drop a donation off at a local charity
Thursday=Hot Cocoa= hot cocoa spoons
Friday=Legend of the Candycane= Lots of Ideas here, haven't chosen yet
Saturday=Christmas Eve, Santa= we are going to write a note for Santa, and leave it with his cookies
Here are last year's Hanukkah printables click HERE
Christmas printables and games here
Monday, December 19, 2011
Friday, December 9, 2011
For the 12th-16th, we are "visiting" France, England, Sweden, Germany, and Mexico. I also included Israel in the passport because of Hanukkah next week. Get the boarding pass and passports HERE. The boarding passes are for Canada and the US. I can make some for other countries as well.
So everyday we will find the country on the map...
flags are cut out and assembled with toothpicks, then taped to the map.
Then we grab our passports!
The cover folds over the cut out pages to make a book. There are 4 stamps for every country--one for the traditional holiday meal, gift giving tradition, holiday traditions, and one for the holiday greeting of that country.
After reading the info on the stamps, we'll place them in our passport.
Next we need our boarding passes..
Then we'll be off to each country, doing a craft and snack, and reading from an Around the World Christmas book.
Here are the crafts and snacks for each country..
For snack, we are doing this Yule Log snack:
For snack, we are making a trifle, using THIS RECIPE as a guide.
We will be making these St. Lucia day crowns,
(hats for boys, too)
and having rice pudding (store-bought) with jam for snack.
We will be doing a scissor craft
and a gingerbread craft
And for snack, we will be doing our gingerbread house OR making gingerbread cookies. I also thought about decorating gingersnaps with frosting.
We will be making luminaries
and having "munchkins" (donut holes).
And for the last day of next week..
Have a great week!!
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Here is the Days of December plan for the next week..
Puzzle wreath craft,
Paper poinsettia craft,
Tree circle craft,
mosaic candle craft,
And for the last day of the week, Saturday the 10th...
snowflake craft from FamilyFun
and a snowball craft, also from Family Fun
I will also be digging out any books that match my theme...