For many of us, we’re starting a long weekend for Christmas. Why not spend time together at home? Get away from the hustle and bustle at the malls. Spend time with your kids and make some easy, fun Christmas crafts.
I shared Christmas crafts and other activities for kids on a recent Mom’s Monday Lunch Bunch. I was watching my granddaughters for a week, so we had fun making lots of crafts.
Christmas Craft 1:
Nativity Graham Crackers & Handprint Ornaments
Christmas Craft 2:
Pretzel Log Christmas Trees
Christmas Craft 3:
My hope is when you see this wreath every time you walk through the doorway, you’ll remember Jesus’ love for you and your family. His never-ending love, steadfast and enduring forever.
Share this idea with your kids, as well as the meaning of each of the ornaments.
Red – Jesus’ blood, blood that saves us, reconciles us, forgives us, gives us peace and protects us. Every day, I pray that God will cover you, me and our kids with the blood of Jesus.
Gold – Jesus is King of Kings, always in control of you and me.
Green – Jesus growing us in our relationship with the Father, His Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Most of all, I pray this wreath reminds you of how valuable you are to God.
Before I close, one of the best pieces of advice I received the first year I homeschooled was to take a break during December. A friend of mine who had kids the same ages, but had homeschooled since Kindergarten, told me she “quits” formal homeschooling.
What you might say? Quit homeschooling for a month.
Well, not really!
From this piece of advice, our family began a Christmas tradition of integrating Christmas and Advent into our homeschooling.
There are so many ideas to integrate Christmas into your reading, writing, math, history, science and other homeschooling. Use Christmas as your central focus all month-long. I have many ideas for you in our Christmas Unit Study.
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