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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Getting Ready for Christmas!

It’s hard to believe December is literally just around the corner!  It really sneaks up on you (especially when it’s 80 degrees year round). 

This year we will be doing a wide variety of advent activities.  C will be participating in the Lego Club advent build….he’ll watch a video a day and build part of a Christmas House each time. 

We have the Christmas Advent I made last year all filled with candy and a scripture verse for each day (Scripture verses taken from Discover Christmas).  We also unwrap a Christmas Book each night to read.  This is a repeat of last year, you can read about our yearly traditions HERE.

Discover Christmas

Additionally we will be doing a lesson a day from the Discover Christmas Curriculum, and crafting an ornament to go with the lesson to hang on our little tree in the School Room, with the exception of one day which we will make Christmas Cards. I purchased ornament kits from Oriental Trading to coincide with the lessons (candy canes, angels, Christmas trees, St. Nicholas, the Nativity, etc…) and others we will be crafting from scratch!

We will also start baking as we get closer to Christmas!  Here and Here are some yummy things I made last year.

We’ll have two weeks of Christmas Themed activities, I got a lot of great deals on after Christmas sales last year, and am really excited to use them, I’ve been brainstorming for ideas.  Here is a bit of what we did last year.

I hope to have this years ideas up next week!  (No promises).

There are a lot of Christmas Lessons to choose from….I recommend Christmas around the USA and Truth in the Tinsel.  We aren’t using them this year, (because I already has plans when I discovered them), BUT I’ve checked them both out and they are really GREAT!

We have also kept Christmas SIMPLE this year.  My kids are getting community gifts (each one will get a part of the gift).  LEGOS, Wooden Blocks and Remote Control Cars. The stockings will not be as full this year either (I so regret getting them these HUGE stockings that I feel I need to fill every year).  We really are trying to keep it simple and focus on the true meaning of Christmas. 

This month we collected items for Operation Christmas Child with our co-op and were able to fill 5 boxes and raise money for shipping!

So, even though it’s hard to believe it’s almost here….I’m excited and ready!!  How about you?

1 comment:

  1. I am so excited for Advent to begin Sunday! You seem so very well thought out and planned...it's impressive! Thank you for sharing the links to past things you've done; can't wait until I have a little time to sit down and browse through them :-)

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