It's here, we're finally in December and only a stones throw away from the big day. I cannot wait, my children cannot wait. And that's where it starts. The boredom.
'Is it Christmas yet' I hear Thomas say over and over, waiting for the day to arrive. You see, we spend so much time talking about Christmas at this time of the year that we forget that children don't understand about the waiting and what day it actually is. That's why we need to think of activities to keep children amused during this month but whilst also trying to base things around Christmas to keep our spirits up. If you want a helping hand then check out the Vertbaudet Christmas activities page to keep children amused during the holidays.
I always try to make at least one home made decoration every year. The kids and myself sit down and try to create something that will last the years and after a few years will give us a whole home made Christmas.
There are some fantastic ideas on how to make your own advent calendar which I think is a sweet idea and making the paper garlands look super easy and we will definitely be giving them a go.
We all know that I love my food. We are always baking just so that we can eat the results and have a nice treat. Christmas is no exception but instead of making round cookies and cakes, instead use different shaped cutters to create trees, stars or baubles and then decorate them to make them extra festive.
I will definitely be trying Vertbaudet's biscuit recipe out and creating our own festive range of biscuits.
Cards and Tags
There are a set of 3 different festive pictures which you can simply print out for your children to colour in. I had a different idea though. Print them out, get your children to colour them in and then stick them to a piece of cardboard to make home made Christmas cards. A great way to keep the children occupied and give others a very personalised card.
There are also a choice of printable gift tags. Either print these out or use the template for children to draw on and create their own.
Letter to Santa
What about using one of the templates to let your children write their own letters to Santa.
Choose one of the 3 templates, print it out and get to work writing letters. I love this idea as it means that you get to find out what you children really want for Christmas, it keeps children occupied and also keeps everyone in the festive spirit too.
I love all of the ideas and cannot wait to get to work trying some out. And remember, if you do try some of the ideas out, make sure you let Vertbaudet know on their social media using the #dearsanta hashtag.
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