Friday, December 21, 2012

Friday, December 14, 2012

December 2012 Christmas Books and Craft

Christmas Books For Kids:

Old Favorites
Madeline's Christmas by Ludwig Bemelmans
Charlie Brown's Christmas by Charles M. Schulz
Home For Christmas by Jan Brett

Some You May Not Know
Sweet Smell of Christmas by Patricia M Scarry
Most Mizerable Christmas by Mick Foley
The Life and Adventure of Santa Claus by L Frank Baum
The North Pole Dog Division by Stacy Bardsley

Ornament Craft
This one is easy and very inexpensive! I purchased cookie cutters from my local dollar store. I got three in the set. I traced them onto scraps of Christmas paper that were purchased for scrapbooking. I cut them out and helped my granddaughter tie some silver string through the cookie cutter and then glue the paper onto the edge. She made cute ornaments in just a few minutes. Since cookie cutters come in so many different designs, the possibilities are enormous. To change it up, you can use fabric which an older child can cut, or even scraps of wrapping paper. The name and date can be added if the ornaments are to be used as gifts for teachers or others that care for your children. Have fun!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Dangers of Magnetic Toys

They look like fun and can be easy for little ones to handle, but magnets can be deadly for kids. Read more about it here.