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Create an Elaborate Christmas Colouring Page

Alright, so the kids have been attracted to those elaborate colouring books “for adults” that have been on the teaser tables at bookstores large and small. The publishers claim that the whole process of filling in these elaborate colouring pages is supposed to be like knitting or meditation, a work to soothe the soul. I’m not sure […]

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Make-Ahead Monday: Hot Chocolate Bombs and Microwaveable Mitten Warmers

Make Ahead Monday Hot Chocolate Bombs and Microwaveable Mitten Warmers It’s been COOOOLLLD this winter. Today, we’re making “bombs” to toss into a glass of warm milk to make hot chocolate as well as these awesome patterned microwaveable hand warmers to keep our fingers cozy in a storm. Both are great for stocking stuffers and hostess or holiday […]

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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 7: Lego Christmas Party! Lego Christmas Building Challenges and Lego Christmas Cookies

This morning we’re going to have a “Lego Christmas Party.” First, we’ll browse the web for a little inspiration. Then, we will choose from one or more of the holiday building challenges below and build our hearts out. We’ll follow this up with some Lego Christmas Cookies (see the recipe below). Inspiration For inspiration, we’ll have a […]

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Advent Shadowbox 2012: Day 20, Make a Deck of Constellation Cards

Make a Deck of Constellation Cards! The kids are really interested in astrological signs and constellations. For some time now, I’ve been admiring the gorgeous, read-it-by-candlelight constellation book on the Keep Moving Forward Blog (at left) and the lovely constellation books at Quince and Quire: Starry Drafts. So, when I found easy-print consteallation templates over […]

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Advent Shadowbox 2012: Day 18, Make Silhouette Self-Portrait Cards and Send Them To Friends and Family

Today, the kids are going to make Silhouette Self-Portraits and send them to family members with handwritten holiday greetings and a few words about what they’ve been up to over the past few weeks inside. Silhouette Self-Portraits Materials Black Construction Paper White Paper White Chalk Scissors Glue OR Pre-Printed Silhouettes Made from Digital Photographs [See […]

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Advent Shadowbox 2012: Day 16, Read & Illustrate The Winter’s Tale, Act IV

We’ve turned the corner from tragedy to comedy! It’s time to illustrate the romantic scenes from Shakespeare’s play! I really hope the kids enjoy today’s installment of The Winter’s Tale. I’m quite looking forward to the kids’ illustrations of “TIME” and of our young lovers. [And, Act Four Scene Four is the second longest single […]

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Advent Shadowbox 2012: Day 15, Gingerbread Party, Design, Build, Decorate

Today, the kids are going to have a Gingerbread Party. They’ll cut, bake, and DECORATE some gingerbread cookie cutouts. Then, they’ll use paper and charcoal pencils to DESIGN the ultimate gingerbread house. Finally, they’ll use store-bought royal icing, graham crackers, ice cream cones, some of those gingerbread men, and candies [even a few leftovers from […]

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BIRTHDAY pARTy: “Secret Wish” Fashion Photo Ornaments

BIRTHDAY pARTy: Activity 3 “Secret Wish” Fashion Photo Ornaments – Inspired by Steven Meisel Theory & Practice : Supplies : Preparation : Action : Results : Printable Card _____________________________________ Theory & Practice As I had stated on the invitation, we had planned on doing both “fashion photography” and something “seasonal” during the BIRTHDAY pARTy.  Since we already […]

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