Sunday, November 30, 2008

25 Days of Christmas - Preschoolers Style

Starting tomorrow, December 1st, we are starting our 25 days of Christmas.  We have something planned for each day.  I'm excited to see how it all goes.  Some days that I know will be busy are easy crafts or just coloring, but it's fun to have a plan for every day.  Here's our 25 day plan. I hope some of these ideas you can use as well.  Have a great December!

  1. Put up Christmas tree and start decorating - make paper chain garland for tree
  2. Paint sun catcher ornaments and hang on tree (bought at $ store)
  3. Make sparkly beaded snowflake ornaments (instructions)
  4. Make felt Christmas tree ornaments - cut tree shapes from green felt and decorate with seguins, glitter, etc.
  5. Taking Christmas family picture & visiting Santa
  6. Making a large paper Christmas tree to hang on front door
  7. Putting out nativity & Christmas caroling
  8. Making homemade Christmas cards for family (there are lots of ideas online if you google it)
  9. Cutting and decorating snowflakes for door and windows
  10. Glitter art (draw Christmas shapes with glue and sprinkle glitter)
  11. Christmas coloring (lots of coloring pages online if you google them)
  12. Making a gingerbread house
  13. Holiday cooking & baking and then delivering goodies to friends
  14. Buying a toy for Toy for Tots
  15. Making a family photo wreath (instructions) 
  16. Making gifts for classmates & teachers (Reindeer cups) 
  17. Christmas cookies
  18. Christmas parties at Kids Day Out
  19. Christmas movie night
  20. Making Christmas placements for Christmas dinner
  21. Stamping napkins for Christmas dinner
  22. Driving to DeeDee's for Christmas - planning on taking some holiday goodies for road trip
  23. Paper bag reindeer puppet (instructions)
  24. Christmas Eve service
  25. Birthday cake for Jesus for breakfast & opening gifts

Merry Christmas!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Three Superheroes

The boys had so much fun this week.  They got to dress up multiple times at school, for our church Fall Festival, and last night for their first time trick-or-treating.  Here are some pics from the week,

Mom and super boys This first one is of me with the boys as we were heading into the Fall Festival.  For those that have been asking to see my new short hair, here it is.  Well kinda, I don't normally wear the cat ears in it. LOL!

Flash and batman brothers 

Then, here's Batman and The Flash being brotherly.  For the most past, they've taken this superhero thing pretty seriously, but I got them to hug for a few minutes.

Up up and away

 Caleb says "up, up, and away." He was so cute. I don't know if he was excited to get dressed up because Cole and Connor were, but he absolutely loved being Superman.

3 hero brothers

 We tried to get all three little heroes as they headed out trick-or-treating with dad, but they never would all look at the camera at the same time.  Still, it's a good picture and they came back with those bags full of candy and have been negotiating on getting some ever since.  Well, primarily Cole since he's the big negotiator and the one who I believe wakes up each morning with one goal in mind "getting candy."

Lastly, I can't leave out our wonderfully carved pumpkins.  Jason loved carving them and really got into it this year.  We have a Blues Clues one and Thomas the Train.  They were a big hit last night.

Blues Clues pumpkin  Thomas pumpkin