Counting Down to Christmas – Fun idea for the book-loving family!

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28Nov
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Counting down to Christmas- it’s almost Advent time! Every year, counting down to Christmas is an event in itself. I almost can’t contain myself… let alone the kids.  We’ve eaten the chocolate calendars, crafted our own Advent nativity scene on the nature table, and played along with Gnome in the Home (our Waldorf style version of Elf on a Shelf)…

How to make Quick and Easy Christmas Ornaments

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24Dec
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How to make Quick and Easy Christmas Ornaments Something to keep the kids busy on Christmas Eve. Brought to you in collaboration with Staedtler   Are you kids driving you mad today?  Are you running out of ideas to keep them busy and out of your hair?  If so, you’ll love this tutorial- how to make quick and easy christmas…

Make Simple Christmas Tree Decorations with icy pole sticks

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10Dec
Make simple Christmas Tree ornaments using icy pole sticks!

Make Simple Christmas Tree Decorations with Icy Pole Sticks Brought to you by Crayola Last week, I visited one of our educators who was making simple Christmas Tree decorations with miniature icy pole sticks (popsicle sticks).  They were so cute, and something the children could easily do. Our educator had seen this craft in her daughter’s preschool room and had…

Guess what? The PNP North Pole Santa Video is back!

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23Nov
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Yay for Christmas time. The most wonderful time of the year. Hot tip: do this now! The PNP North Pole Santa Video. This is magical for your little ones. If you haven’t yet done this, don’t wait. The PNP (Portable North Pole) Santa Videos are back. I first found this for Ned about 4 years ago, and created a video…

How to Make a Pop Up Christmas Tree Card

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23Nov
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How to Make a Pop Up Christmas Tree Card Super Simple!  Make these with the children at playgroup and family day care for end-of-year celebrations too! With thanks to Staedtler Shhhh!  Don’t tell.   We’ve invited our Rainbow Bridge FDC educator team to a very fun ‘Festive Cookie Baking’ night where we will all bring along a batch of our…

Advent Time Preparation- a celebration of the Four Kingdoms of Life

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22Nov
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Advent Time Preparation. What is Advent?   Many of us know a little bit about “Advent” and marking time to Christmas by those little cheap cardboard calendars they sell in all the supermarkets come this time of year.  You know the ones- covered in Dora the Explorer, Winnie the Pooh, Ben 10, Spiderman motifs and filled with a little piece of…

How to make a Simple Nativity Scene using a basket and blue cloths!

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20Nov
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DIY Nativity Scene   Have you ever wondered how to make a simple Nativity scene?  This simple presentation might become your favourite, as it is mine.  It can be used as an ‘Advent Calendar’ too.I love this Nativity scene so much that I can’t wait to unpack it each year. Even if one year I decided to go for the…

30 Easy Christmas Crafts to Make by Amber Greene

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9Nov
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30 Easy Christmas Crafts to Make at Home (Why just the kids? Lots for the mama who likes to craft too!)   Last year, I blogged one Christmas Craft per day, all the way through November. You might have joined in…? I seriously can’t believe it is over one year ago that I did that. It seems like yesterday. This…

Cute Christmas Nail Art Ideas

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23Dec
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OMG! Easy and fun cute Christmas nail art ideas for Christmas Day. I love a bit of quirky. (‘Quirky chick’ is even on my business card!) And I do believe I’ve never really grown up. I still love my Japanese cutesy stationery as much as I did during my teenage years, I’m completely enamoured by a rainbow or a sweet…

Christmas House light show featuring all your favourite carols!

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23Dec
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Have you seen this Christmas House light show? Another clever take on the ‘light up the house to music’ trickiness.   A few years ago, I was sent a link to a very cool video of a house being illuminated at Halloween in time with that song by Party Rock Anthem. Wow. Who knew you could do such a thing?…

The Little Drummer Boy by Pentatonix

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21Dec
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The Little Drummer Boy by Pentatonix Oooh, the harmonies!   If you haven’t yet heard this version of The Little Drummer Boy, then you are in for a treat. It does mean having to close your eyes occasionally during the cringe-worthy moments on the film clip (there’s a bit of fancy-pants earnest face-pulling, staring up to the heavens eye-action, and…

Have you seen this Christmas Flash Mob songs medley?

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20Dec
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  Have you seen this Christmas Flash Mob songs medley? The fastest way for me to find a bit of Christmas spirit or cheer is to listen to Christmas carols. I’ve made a fabulous playlist on Spotify (do you have Spotify? oh my, it has changed the way I listen to music…) I’ve been listening to Mariah Carey, George Michael…

Funny Moving Christmas Cards by ICQ Friendship Cards

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19Dec
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 Funny Moving Christmas Cards by ICQ Friendship Cards   My mum often sends me funny moving Christmas cards. This is her latest find. It is so cute, I thought I’d share it here with you too. Just click on the link and enjoy. I think your little ones might like this as much as Jack did. He thought all the…

30 Easy Christmas Crafts for Kids to Make at Home

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17Dec
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30 Easy Christmas Crafts for Kids to Make at Home with Mama or Papa (Why just the kids? Lots for the mama who likes to craft too!)   Did you follow along with my 30 Christmas Crafts in November? (Perhaps you’ve only just joined us now?) If you did, I’d love to know if you took action and made something……