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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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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There are some crafts that I have never attempted and this year I am starting to try a few different things, earlier this month I made Soap for the first time with the kids as a handmade gift, but this time I wanted to create a decoration for the home that we could bring out each year and an artificial winter wreath was the perfect craft to try as I have never made a wreath of any sort for the home.
After watching Frozen we were inspired to create a Winter White themed wreath and unlike anything too Christmas
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If there is ever an author or illustrator that embodies childhood it’s Eric Carle and today’s posts as part of the Story Book Advent from Frogs Snails and Puppy Dogs Tails introduces the book Dream Snow by Eric Carle to us. Dream Snow with elements of counting in from 1 to 5 is ideal for toddlers and preschoolers especially those that love The Very Hungry Caterpillar and provides a great alternative along a similar theme at this time of the year. As the Farmer in the story dream “It’s almost Christmas, and it hasn’t snowed yet,” – yes it’s our
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Jan Brett’s books are always fantastically illustrated and both of today’s two Story Book Advent books are from this amazing author and illustrator. First off Mama Smiles shares a simple activity for the book Three Snow Bears by Jan Brett. This book is based around the story of Goldilocks however the location is shifted to the far North of Canada and the land of ice and snow. Aloo-ki is a inuit out with her sledge and dogs when they wander off and start to float away – hunting for them she discovers and igloo and enters – the igloo the
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I love flicking back through old craft and home books and finding old ideas to introduce to my kids. One of my books has got a recipe for Baker’s Clay made from kitchen cupboard ingredients and lovely to work with plus once dried in the oven it’s hard and produces a white clay ornament. We’ve been making snowmen and tags with it for a couple of years and the ornaments get brought out and added to the tree but I’ve never paused long enough in the madness that becomes Christmas Crafting to share the recipe. Unlike our quickest ever salt
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Finding books to share with a baby for their First Christmas isn’t always easy – especially ones that they can interact with and will remain a favourite for years to come. Spot’s First Christmas [affiliate link] by Eric Hall featuring the lovely Little Spot Dog a cute and funny puppy is fantastic to share with babies and toddlers and older siblings can join in as well.
Capturing that First Christmas is also part of the magic – I never know whether it’s too look back on with the child or more for you but together and if you have
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For today’s book for the Story Book Advent Darla from The Preschool Toolbox is introducing us to a new author and book – Can you see what I see: The night before Christmas by Walter Wick is an I-spy book for kids, on each page children hunt for items that Walter Wicks has hidden in the book. Featuring the classic Clement Moore’s Poem ‘Twas the Night before Christmas with double spread pictures featuring scenes and a phrase from the poem as well as list of items to find in the picture. Books like this are great and work really well
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