101 Days of Christmas: Mini Christmas Coloring Book

The following post is from Jason & Jennifer Bruce of New Season Design: If you're looking for something fun to keep the kids occupied, try this printable Christmas activity book. With coloring pages, a word find and a fun mad lib, it would make a fun stocking stuffer, holiday party favor, gift or busy bag…

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101 Days of Christmas: DIY Ornaments for Kids {Roundup}

As part of this year's 101 Days of Christmas series, I'm sharing a roundup each Sunday with more ideas from around the blogosphere! We first started making these felt Christmas tree ornaments when our oldest was a toddler, and we've been making them every few years since then so that each of our preschoolers gets…

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101 Days of Christmas: Real Candy Cane Ornaments

These whimsical ornaments are so much fun to make! They don't have to be ornaments, though. You could also make monograms and tie them to gifts or leave off the string and simply give them as Christmas treats to eat. The candy canes will be pretty warm when they come out of the oven, so…

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101 Days of Christmas: Easy Filled Ornaments

I was so excited to spot these clear plastic ornaments at Hobby Lobby at the beginning of the season, and I immediately began brainstorming all of the different things we could put in them. My hope is to eventually find a tiny, tiny nativity set with individual pieces that will fit through the 1/2"-3/4" opening…

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101 Days of Christmas: Cardboard Box Gingerbread House

The following post is from Kristina of Toddler Approved: The holidays can be stressful and busy. I am typically conflicted between doing a cute Christmas craft with my kids that looks good and doing a creative activity that allows us to connect and enjoy time with one another. I am constantly looking for simple crafts…

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101 Days of Christmas: Holiday Sewing Cards

The following post is from Jason & Jennifer Bruce of New Season Design: Sewing cards are a timeless activity that keep little hands busy. They're also fantastic for developing fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination! These printable sewing cards are perfect for the holidays and can be used several different ways, depending on the age,…

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101 Days of Christmas: Truth in the Tinsel Ornaments

Two years ago, my friend Amanda wrote an advent activity ebook called Truth in the Tinsel. In it, she includes daily devotions for each day of advent with a fun ornament craft to represent each day's reading. The first year, we selected a handful of the ornaments to make in a single day (consistency is…

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101 Days of Christmas: Sparkly Candy Cane Spool Ornament

The following post is from Kristina of Toddler Approved: One of the highlights of our holiday season each year is creating homemade ornaments together with our kids, and this year we're making sparkly candy cane spool ornaments. My son made a candy cane spool ornament a year or so ago at preschool and I love…

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101 Days of Christmas: Popsicle Stick Nativity Puppets

When I shared the magnetic nativity set I made with Jennifer & Jason, they came up with the fun idea of popsicle stick puppets as another way for kids to interact with the nativity set. To make them easier to cut out and attach to the popsicle sticks, we made a few changes to the…

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