At this busy time of the year it’s great to have a sensory play idea on hand when giddy children need some relaxing play to bring a little calm amongst all the exciting festive fun. My own little angels have been making play dough angels this week. It’s a lovely Christmas play idea to try, and you only need three ingredients.
Monday’s child is…
opening windows on the Hallmark Advent Calendar. Each window gives you a fabulous and fun Christmas idea to try. There are recipes such as Apple Snow Smoothie with pomegranate and Festive Cinnamon Stars. And lovely crafts like super cute Santa ornaments and Christmas hearts. All the windows open up and give videos and printable pdfs, so you can log-off and go make, bake and be merry! Hop on over and see who’s behind the window today – it might be someone you recognise, wink, wink!
Welcome to Nurturestore’s day to host the Creative Christmas Countdown, where we’re going to let it snow!
I’m joining with some of my favourite kids bloggers to bring you an Advent of creative activities you can use with your children to have some fun this festive season. Each day until 24th December there’s a different idea to try. You can follow along on the interactive Advent calendar – there are some wonderful ideas there already, so do take a look. Today is my turn, and I’m going to show you one of my daughters’ favourite Christmas art and play ideas: making a model Christmas town.
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This play dough recipe is inspired by the Christmas-flavoured sugar I make each year to go on our Christmas-movie-popcorn. The sugar smells exactly like Christmas, with a blend of herbs and spices that fills the house with a festive feeling and, as I often have play dough on my brain, I thought why not try it for a Christmas play dough recipe?
Do you think of play dough as a Christmas tradition? Maybe not, but I’m pretty sure there will be a moment on Christmas Day when this dough will be exactly what’s needed. Play dough is just fantastic – a super sensory play material that feels good, smells good, doesn’t make too much mess and my kids love it. So, it’s going to be my Christmas rescue remedy this year. If I need some peace to carve the turkey, or I’d like to linger a little longer over my coffee after dinner, or the children could do with a relaxing transition between all the excitement and bedtime – Christmas Day play dough to the rescue! I’ve made it, wrapped it and hidden it away, and I’ll bring it out – along with some Christmas cookie cutters, ribbons and bows for the perfect festive play activity just when it’s needed.
Here’s the recipe with the special blend of herbs and spices that smells exactly Christmas in our house.
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