I’m so excited to be able to tell you what I’ve been working on behind the scenes – a little ebook of 28 ideas for Christmas Activities that you and the kids can do together. It started off as 24 ideas to count down to Christmas but as I went through I realised that some of the ideas wouldn’t work with younger children so somehow it ended up as 28 ideas. All of the ideas are easy to do, you should have some of the supplies already or if not they are really easy to do. Our snowmen advent calendar is included in the ebook as well as a way that you can countdown to Christmas and the envelopes that we showcased on the calendar each contains one of the activities from the ebook to countdown to Christmas with quick crafts and activities to connect with the kids.
In the book I explain why I have written it and I’m sharing it with you below
Connecting as a family during the hectic days before Christmas can seem like an impossibility, especially once the children are in school and you are pulled left, right and centre with productions, carol concerts and everything else. Add in your family’s work commitments, relatives that will arrive for Christmas or unannounced in the few free days you have before the big day, then spending quality time together goes out of the window.
If like me you are a fan of Pinterest, then you probably have a Christmas Planning board or even a Christmas Activities board where you’ve spent time over the years collecting ideas. Yet because the first thing you have to do before you actually spend time with the family is to sit down and search through the ideas, check that you have the resources at home and then get it set up, you’re probably too stressed out to actually enjoy the activity that you’ve spent time planning.
Included in the book are crafts, recipes and a couple of easy to set up activities for the kids. Although I must admit that the recipes are some of my favourites – they include a crockpot fudge – with only 4 ingredients and NO added sugar and the most delicious gingerbread snowflake cookies you have ever tasted. I promise you that they will fly off the plate and are the perfect gift for neighbours or community workers.
The ebook is now available for download from our shop where you can buy it for $5.99 – it is available by Paypal but don’t worry you can pay via the PayPal system without joining just use your credit card at the checkout.