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Winter is the Most Wonderful Time of Year... to Craft!

Christmas Craft for kids Family fun Fine motor skills activity

Winter is the Most Wonderful Time of Year... to Craft!

The sun sets at 4pm and the world is suddenly dark. The wind howls and the rain comes down in persistent waves. It’s winter and you certainly aren’t taking your child to the park to play after school! No, it’s time to cozy up in your living room… To enjoy the flickering light of a fire, and sip on hot cocoa full of way too many mini marshmallows. These long winter evenings warmly ensconced inside are the perfect opportunity to spend some quality time with your child. And what better way to spend that time than by making something wonderful,...

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5, 4, 3, 2, 1... Advent Calendars!

Christmas Family fun

5, 4, 3, 2, 1... Advent Calendars!

Christmas is coming and it's the time to take out or revamp your advent calendar. I love the excitement that builds as Christmas approaches, all the decorations in the streets... Even more so since I moved to Vancouver where they take Christmas very seriously. My son doesn't have a strong sense of time yet, but I think advent calendars are a great tool for him to learn about the passage of time and what it means. I also want to create that sense of Christmas magic for him, and build traditions with my own family. I remember how much I loved the 24 days before...

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Christmas Activities for the Whole Family

Christmas Family fun

Christmas Activities for the Whole Family

This year, I wanted to make a very special advent calendar for my little man who is almost 4 years old! A calendar that is about sharing family time and creating special memories rather than receiving gifts. So, I gathered some of my favourite ideas for family activities, and I am sharing them here with you. My plan is to pick 24 of these ideas, write a little note to accompany each one, and craft all these little notes together into a Christmas calendar. If you need ideas for your own family oriented advent calendar, look no further. I would love to hear...

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