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Room for a Little One – brought to you by Mom Inspired Life

Room for a Little One, story telling puppets bringing the nativity alive

Teaching Children the real meaning behind Christmas is so important, and books that talk about the Nativity should be part of your Christmas reading with your children, todays book for Story book advent Room for a Little One which Danielle from Mom Inspired Life shares with us and brings alive is one such story, a beautiful book retelling the Nativity story from the perspective of the animals in the stable, the Kind Ox taking on the role of the Inn Keeper inviting in the animals that need shelter from the harsh winter, each animal settles into the stable where we

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A wish to be a Christmas Tree – brought to you by Adventure in a box

Christmas Tree Clay Ornaments for the book A Wish to be a Christmas Tree

One of the Joy’s of the season is bringing in our Christmas Tree and decorating it with the kids, today’s story as part of the Story Book Advent (running all through December) is A wish to be a Christmas tree a tale of a trees on Christmas Tree Farm, sitting amongst the trees that get picked each year is one tree that has a crocked little top, each year that tree has been overlocked in favour of the other trees that are big and bushy and straight standing tall and proud. Over looked this tree grows year after year until

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The Sweet Smell of Christmas – brought to you by Edventures with Kids

Sweet Smell of Christmas Sensory Game for Kids

Discovering new books is always a joy and this year Story Book Advent is revealing so many new lovely books to me, although today’s book is a 1970’s classic Christmas story it’s a delightful interactive book for children following a sensory tale through the festive Season. The Sweet Smell of Christmas is a tale of a small bear who smells his way through the scents of Christmas, from the tree in the house, to gingerbread cookies and hot chocolate. Scratching and sniffing your way through the story you can experience the smells of the season as well. Bringing you an

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The Little Christmas Elf – brought to you by Best Toys for Toddlers

The Little Christmas Elf Santa workshop Imaginative Play

Todays book as part of the Story Book Advent is The Little Christmas Elf and brought to you by Best Toys for Toddlers. The book The Little Christmas Elf is a delightful story of a the youngest littlest elf in Santa’s workshop who is finally old enough to help make the toys. She sets about making a teddy bear but as Santa heads of to deliver all of the present she is still finishing off her teddy bear missing it being taken on the sleigh to deliver to boys and girls around the world. However, all is not lost a

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Dream Snow brought to you by Kitchen Counter Chronicles

Dream Snow DIY Snow Globes

Eric Carle is such a classic children’s author and discovering his Christmas/Winter themed book Dream Snow this year through the Story Book Advent has been such a Joy. Today Jen from Kitchen Counter Chronicles introduces us to the book and creates a beautiful simple DIY craft for the kids to do bringing the book alive. Dream snow featuring Eric Carle’s distinctive illustrations is a tale of a farmer with a few animals. On Christmas Eve he goes to sleep only to dream that it is snowing and his animals are been covered, his animals names one, through to five are

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Little Bunny and the Magic Christmas Tree – brought to you by I heart Crafty Things

Magical Christmas Tree Craft for Kids to make

Today’s Story Book Advent post is brought to you by Rachel from I heart Crafty Things and the book Little Bunny and the Magic Christmas Tree. A lovely little tale of a tiny Bunny – the smallest in it’s family who is teased by others for being so small. He really wants to decorate the tree and play with the ornaments but he’s to tiny to reach saddened by this he falls asleep under the Christmas tree and awakes to find the ornaments alive – but he’s too big to join in the fun so he wishes himself smaller still

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Christmas from Heaven – brought to you by Preschool Powol Packets

Teach Children to give during the holiday season

Today’s story book advent is brought to you by Carla from Preschool Powol Packets and is based on a book called Christmas from Heaven. Christmas from Heaven by Tom Brokaw retells the true story of a US airman who in 1948 3 years after the second world war finished brought Christmas to the war torn city of Berlin by dropping parachutes made from Handkerchiefs full of candy and gum to give the children of this destroyed City a Christmas to remember. As Carla points out for some of the younger preschoolers due to their short attention span she abbreviated parts

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Snowflakes – brought to you by Witty Hoots

Snowflakes by Cerrie Burrell, making Gingerbread Snowflakes

We’re dreaming of a white Christmas and part of that is the promise that snowflakes will fall. Today Witty Hoots joins us for Story Book Advent sharing an activity to do as a family for the book Snowflakes by Cerrie Burnell (from Cbeebies) and illustrated by Laura Ellen Anderson. Snowflakes is a story with a moral. A young girl Mia leaves the city to live with her Grandma Mitzi and feels different, and alone. As the story progresses Mia discovers that it is OK to be different as everyone is different just like snowflakes.

Helen from Witty Hoots shares

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Suzy Goose and the Christmas Star – brought to you by Crafts on Sea

Suzy Goose and the Christmas Star Suncatcher Craft

Today’s Story Book Advent post is brought to you by Crafts on Sea with the fabulous book Suzy Goose and the Christmas Star by Petr Horacek. With fabulous illustrations Suzy is a goose that is decorating a Christmas Tree, she goes to put the topper on the tree and finds now star – so starts her adventure to get the star from the sky that sparkles and glitters to go on the top of the tree to complete her Christmas.

Kate from Crafts on Sea creates a beautiful Suncatcher with glitter added to match the stars found on the

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