Happy December! We are planning a little excitement for the kids into our holiday season this year by having fun with some of their favorite classic holiday books… come along!
Grinch-mas! Have a fun whimsical day in Grinchy mode. Perhaps your heart will grow three sizes…
- Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream.
- Coloring Sheets
- Grinch slime! Yes please!
- Read Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas
- Watch the 26-minute classic of How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Spend the day traveling to the North pole,
learning about trains, and sipping hot cocoa.
- Hot Chocolate (here is a healthified recipe)
- Time to break out the Duplo Blocks and make a train!
- Here is an adorable free matching game
- Read Chris Van Allsburg’s The Polar Express
- Have a movie night with the family and watch the movie The Polar Express
Help Charlie Brown find the meaning of Christmas. Maybe you’ll learn a thing or two about acting, decorating, and Baby Jesus.
- Read A Charlie Brown Christmas by Charles Schultz
- Let the kids decorate a small tree (or a sad little branch)
- Here are some free Charlie Brown coloring sheets.
- Watch A Charlie Brown Christmas with a big bowl of popcorn.
Think about what it felt like to be born in a barn. What types of animals and sounds might you have heard?
- Read Christmas in a Barn by Margaret Wise Brown
- You can make a felt manger scene and keep it out for the rest of the christmas
- Try to recreate the manger scene out of fruit.
Here are a few other Christmas books you can read with your kids:
Snowmen at Christmas by Caralyn Buehner
God Gave Us Christmas by Lisa Tawn Bergen and David Holn
The Night Before Christmas by Holly Hobbie
The Twelve Days of Christmas by Jan Brett
This is the Stable by Cynthia Cotten
The Carpenter’s Gift by David Rubel
Mr. Willowy’s Tree by Robert Barry
Christmas Farm by Mary Lyn Ray
What are some of your favorite Christmas books for kids?
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