Merry Christmas!

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Family Advent Calendar: Our Christmas Eve Checklist and A Lemon Bûche de Noël

It’s Christmas Eve! Time for cookies, merry-making, carolling, mass, a huge fish dinner, cozy pyjamas and some final Christmas preparations! And don’t miss our awesome new Bûche de Noël, The Lemon Edition!!! Christmas Eve Checklist □ Make sure there are enough cookies for Santa. If not, make some more! □ Prepare the Lemon Bûche de Noël for tomorrow’s […]

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Family Advent Calendar, Day 21: Christmas Cookie Party! Make Chocolate Chocolate Chip Crinkle [Kringle] Cookies, Pfeffernüsse, and other Old Favourites

It’s time to make loads and loads of Christmas Cookies! Today, we’re making two new Lunchbox Season recipes: Chocolate Chocolate Chip Crinkle [Kringle] Cookies and Pfeffernüssen.  We’ll also be whipping up batches of some of our old favourites: Cookie Meteors and Santa Babies. Chocolate Chocolate Chip Crinkle [Kringle] Cookies makes 3.5 dozen Ingredients 1.6 cups […]

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Family Advent Calendar, Day 18: It’s a Carol-Off! Re-write an Existing Christmas Carol or “Christmassify” a Popular Song!

“I feel it in my fingers, I feel it in my toes….CHRISTMAS is all around me, It’s everywhere I go.” - from Love, Actually Tonight, continuing a tradition we started several years ago, we’ll write our own Christmas Carols. Since the kids are absolutely in love with the Bill Nighy character’s comic Christmas version of a […]

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Family Advent Calendar, Day 15: Read & Illustrate As You Like It, Act III

  “O, wonderful, wonderful, and most wonderful wonderful! and yet again wonderful, and after that, out of all whooping.” – Ceilia Today, we read and illustrate Act Three of Shakespeare’s As You Like It. I can’t wait to see what the kids produce this week!Need some alternative suggestions for the little ones again? Think of […]

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Family Advent Calendar, Day 14: Make and Play Holiday Floor Scramble

Floor Scramble! The kids had so much fun making and playing their own Christmas Clue Game last year, that we knew it was time for another Christmas re-do of a family favourite!  This year, we’ll be creating larger sized “Scramble” tiles and playing a Christmas “Scramble” on the living room floor. Here’s how we’ll make it […]

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Family Advent Calendar, Day 11: A Percy Jackson Christmas? Improvise Christmas Scenes as some of Your Favourite Fictional Characters

Tonight is all about improv and stage tricks!  In front of the fireplace, the kids will improvise Christmas stories by pretending to be their favourite fictional characters. Which novels will they choose? And how will it all pan out in the end? They’ll have 2-3 minutes to conspire together and choose their characters before they […]

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