Saturday, December 6, 2008
We just got this sweet book called The ADVENTure of Christmas: Helping Children Find Jesus in our Holiday Traditions and love it! (It is written by Lisa Whelchel...remember her? She was Blaire on The Facts of Life! There are so many cute ideas for celebrating the days leading up to the celebration of the birth of Jesus!! (i bought it from banrnes and noble, but i just saw that it is cheaper from the author's website, and she'll autograph it for you (or your kids!) and send you a free advent calendar, too! wish i would've seen that yesterday!)
The illustrations, by Jeannie Mooney are so sweet. I will be so happy to pull this out each Christmas!!
One of the sweet ideas is to make these count down calendars! Count down to christmas by cutting off a hershey's kiss each day. Your child is supposed to give you a kiss, then you cut of the hershey's kiss and give it to them. They are simple and fun to make, too! We made one for each child...but next year I might just bundle 6 of the kisses in each link and make ONE bigger one.
To make you need:
hershey's kisses (25 for each member of the fam)
Lay out the plastic wrap and have the kids line up 25 kisses in a row down the middle of it.
Fold the plastic wrap over, and twist between each one. Tie a ribbon between each kiss. Your done! :) Cut off one each day in December! Yum!! How sweet is Jesus?!