First is Titch.
|Titch by Pat Hutchins|
To tie in to the story, Abby, Juli and I did a little gardening (just like Titch) with this fun thing from Fat Brain Toys.
|Fairy Triad Dome Terrarium from Fat Brain Toys|
Abby got this for her birthday and we finally planted it. Should be interesting. I really like Fat Brain Toys. You should check it out.
We finished reading Genesis in this book:
|Family Time Bible in Pictures|
And we re-read this book, just for good measure
|Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault|
On to the fun Christmasy things we will be doing!
The first thing is a Christmas Book Advent, which I picked up from Elle Keeps Moving. What you do is take 25 Christmas/Holiday/Winter themed books and wrap them up individually. Put them under your tree and then let the kiddos pick one out each day to unwrap. Then you read it to them. This is easy and cheap! Use books you already have. If you don't have 25 books that meet the criteria, reserve some from the library and just make sure that they are opened and read before they are due back. I always put away the holiday (Easter, Thanksgiving, Halloween, Christmas, etc.) books right after the holiday is over so that they are exciting again the next year. This should be a lot of fun. Yippeee! I am excited to see how this turns out.
The next thing we are doing is this:
This is from Creative With Kids. Each night leading up to the 25th, the kids and I (and hopefully Dan) will be doing a different Christmas craft. The supply lists and activity names are emailed out ahead of time, but you don't really find out what you are doing until that day when you receive your email. So kind of like a Christmas Craft Advent, if you will. I, in all of my craft amateurishness, will be blogging our efforts. Yegads! We have already made a trip to Michaels to pick up our supplies for the first week. Most of them we already had in the house. Nothing exotic here, people. Just glue and glitter and some other stuff.