Let’s make this winter the year when we delight in the cold and the dark.
Gather your children, get cosy, and make memories and connections together.
I’ll show you how with this guide to a cosy and connected winter:
It’s amazing how many ways there are to make a Christmas tree craft. Here are some of my favourite Christmas tree ideas featuring lots of different styles and techniques to try out.
This year as well as chocolate we’re adding some giggles to our advent calendar with a Christmas jokes for kids printable.
This handprint Christmas wreath is easy to make and oh so festive!
Remember the scented Christmas paints we used to make our homemade Advent calendar? We couldn’t resist getting our hands in!
We used a roll of brown paper to stamp out lots of colourful handprints. The whole family joined in, all except for the cat ~ although my daughter was quite keen on that!
Then we cut them out, so we had lots of prints in a variety of sizes from little sister right the way through to daddy-size.
To make our Christmas wreath, we drew round a dinner plate on some card, then drew round a side plate in the centre, to give us our ring.
We covered the cardboard ring in glue and started to place the handprints on.
You can use a variety of colours, or stick with red and white. Be as random or as meticulous with your pattern as you like. You might like to use the adult-sized handprints around the outer edge, then fill in the centre with some over-lapping child-sized prints.
We filled the whole circle, added a ribbon at the back, and our easy handprint Christmas wreath is ready to hang.
Print and play with these Father Christmas printables ~ perfect to go with play dough!
Winter’s on the way – time to break out the snow playdough recipe.
Based our our favourite no cook play dough recipe, this snow version has one important variation: we use corn flour instead of regular flour, to get a much whiter dough. And of course we added lots of sliver glitter to give a frosty sparkle to the dough.
This simple Nativity printable helps you add reading, writing and storytelling to your Advent activities.