Woohoo! I feel like I can finally unleash all the Christmas fun I have been holding back now that it is December (well it will be tomorrow). Technically, my husband will still give me a look. You see when I was pregnant with J we decided not to celebrate Christmas or do anything Christmassy until after his December birthday. That went straight out of the window after the first year because J carries the Christmas loving gene and wants to celebrate all things festive as early as… well August. Yes, August is when my boy started singing Christmas songs to himself! Anyway… to get my Christmas fix I have created a list of Advent activities, one for each day to count down to Christmas and ensure that I get all the festive fun done. I hope that you love my Advent Activities Calendar and can use it to inspire your own Christmas ideas.
I love Christmas! Lots of lights, roaring log fires, sparkly dresses, ice skating, presents, delicious food, tempting scents and lots of family time. Ever since I had J, I have loved Christmas even more. Christmas is such a magical time for kids and I like to fully embrace that by setting new family traditions, spending time on Christmas activities and making memories together. To celebrate J turning 4 and being able to do more Christmas activities this year I thought I’d create a Celebrate Christmas activity pack to share with you all. Let the Christmas fun begin!
Gone are the days when the choices for advent calendars were either chocolate or pictures behind each window. Today there are so many advent calendars competing for your cash that it can be hard to know which one to buy. Here is my list of the BEST Alternative Advent Calendars in 2018.
As the weather cools down and the nights get longer, it can be harder to think of ways to get the children out and about for fresh air and exercise. Personally, I would much rather be hibernating inside by a roaring fire wrapped in blankets with a good book, a movie or a board game. However, since becoming a parent this is a rarity (read non existent). J, like most children, needs space to move and burn off all that abundance of energy fizzing in his feet. Thankfully, these games and activities are perfect for kids to wear themselves out and can be done in the garden or a local park or woodland.
Having had a fabulous time at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, I decided to set up a small world version so that J could replicate the fun he had while on the Kilimanjaro Safari. Our Animal Kingdom safari small world provides hours of imaginative play fun for toddlers to school aged children.