101 Days of Christmas: Printable Christmas Placemats

The following post is from Jason & Jennifer Bruce of New Season Design: 'Tis the season for holiday get-togethers. That means family, food, fun... and the occasional squirmy kid. How can we keep the kids happy while they're waiting for Christmas dinner to be served? Simply use the same tactic that smart restaurant owners use:…

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101 Days of Christmas: Simple Lid Ornaments

The following post is from Kristina of Toddler Approved: One of our favorite traditions each year is decorating our "kid" Christmas tree with homemade ornaments. This week we set up an ornament making station  (inspired by A Mom with a Lesson Plan) and created some simple lid ornaments using materials we already had around the…

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101 Days of Christmas: CD Wreath Suncatcher

The following post is from Kristina of Toddler Approved: Earlier this year I noticed some beautiful CD suncatchers shining in the windows at my son's school. I loved watching how the colors danced around and made the windows look so magical. I decided that we needed to use the idea and create some festive Christmas decorations for…

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101 Days of Christmas: Printable Nativity Set

Bringing the nativity story to life is has always been an important part of our Christmas celebration. Just last year Emma captivated us with her retelling of Jesus' birth. She used her Bible and her nativity set and moved the little characters around as she read each part of the story. Like last year's Jesse…

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101 Days of Christmas: Favorite Things Ornaments

The following post is from Kristina of Toddler Approved: One of our favorite family traditions is setting up a special Christmas tree each year just for our kids that we decorate together with homemade decorations. The kids get to choose the tree, and then, help create ornaments all throughout the holiday season. Today, I am…

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101 Days of Christmas: Felt Tree Ornaments

One of my favorite Christmas activities is to make ornaments with my girls. My main goal when searching for ornament ideas is to find very easy projects that they will really enjoy making -- rather than those projects where Mom does most of the work while the kids watch! -- and these are definitely one…

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