Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Christmas Activities for Kids 2012

Last year, I attempted to make an origami Nativity Scene. In a nutshell, it didn't go
very well. So, I decided to look for more "artistically-friendly" projects for this year.

Here's a round-up of activities that really got me inspired. Click on the links for the
how-tos :)

Nativity Scenes

This DIY Nativity Scene by Marloes de Vries is one of the easiest projects around.
All you need to do is cut, fold then glue the images. How simple is that!

If you've got spare toilet paper tubes, Catholic Icing's Nativity Set is the project for you.

Christmas Calendars

Here's a cute Santa Calendar from Maestra Valentina. The kids can cut off the portion
of Santa's beard that corresponds to the date. You know it's Christmas when you've
reached Santa's nose!

This Santa Calendar from Busy Little Bugs is great for the little kids. They can put a
pompom ball or sticker on the dates leading up to Christmas.

This is one of those things on my wish list. Homemade by Jill's Advent Calendar
is one of those labor of love projects. It's all hand sewn. The tree ornaments stay
in the box and a new one is hung up each day.

Jesse / Christmas Trees

Tired and Need Sleep has a Jesse Tree 2012 printable: included are the readings,
prayers and ornaments needed for your Jesse Tree.

Here's another project for the little kids. This Felt Christmas Tree by Sol and Rachel
allows your little one to decorate and redecorate the tree.

Activity Packs

We'll be using some of the activities here for our homeschooling this December.
But kiddies who're on "traditional school" holiday break can join in on the fun!

Nativity and Winter Wonderland Packs by Over the Big Moon

It's beginning to feel like Christmas in our home. We've been listening to Christmas Songs
and finalizing Christmas plans.  All we need is our Christmas Tree. Yes, I'm still hopeful
that we'll get one this year.

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  1. Thanks for compiling some great ideas for Christmas. I am excited to try the Jess Tree Schedule.
    Morgan :)

    1. Thanks Morgan! I hope the Jesse Tree makes for a more meaningful Christmas for the family!

  2. Stopping by from Titus 2 Tuesdays THANK YOU!!! I have been searching for a nativity scene to do with my kids. The ones in the stores around us are UG-LEH. I can't wait to drag out my printer and get started on this!! It's going to be so fun! Have a great day. Blessings from Croatia: A Little R & R: www.littlerandr.org

    1. Thanks Rosilind! Nice post on include toddlers in the Christmas celebrations! :)

    2. oops, I meant *how to include* ...

  3. When my oldest was 3 I x-stitched a 10 day advent calendar that had pictures to velcro stick on, a scripture passage to read, and a carol to sing. We still use it and he's 27! I am working on one for his oldest who will be 2 next Christmas.

    Visiting through Titus 2 Tuesday

    1. Hi Sharon! I just some felt Advent Calendars the other day. They're soo on my wish list!

    2. oh my sticky fingers today.. *just saw*