Some recent Advent activities (Christmas 2016) and our Christmas books.

We haven’t been that consistent in terms of doing an Advent activity each day. Some days we don’t get the chance to do one and other days we may do two activities. Either way we are having fun and doing things together. We are yet to do any baking but will likely do that together next week. This past week has been mostly art/craft work as this is what my children have wanted to work on. Each Sunday night we have lit one of my children’s home made candles and either read Christmas stories or sang Christmas carols. This is something my children look forward to doing.

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Pine cone painting.
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Pine cones on our Advent table.
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Candle making for the advent wreath.

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Making/using child made wrapping paper to wrap gifts.
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Paper chain Elephant Christmas Tree decoration.
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Colouring in using a Christmas colouring book left over from last year.
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Lots of child-made Christmas Decorations for the tree. My daughter (4.5 years) made all the wooden decorations and the pipe cleaner bead star and my son (2.5 years) made the paper decorations using dried flowers and coloured markers.
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Decorating the Christmas Tree.
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Our Christmas Books. I haven’t added to the collection. We were given most of these books.
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The Night Before Christmas is my Children’s favourite Christmas story.

Aside from our Advent activities and school finishing up at the end of last week, we have also been busy the past couple of weekends with other things. Last Saturday we had a kids Birthday pool party in the morning, a work Christmas party in the afternoon (picnic and outdoor games/sports and art for the kids) and Carols in the early arvo/evening at a park (picnic rug and warm drinks). It really was a lovely day and we spent all of it outdoors.


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