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 of the story for them but older preschoolers listened brilliantly.

At this time of the year children often get caught up in the take take take part of the season teaching them that Christmas is about giving more than the receiving is a challenge that parents and teachers face each year – using the book Christmas is from Heaven as a starting point Carla over at Preschool Powol Packets suggests a way to get children talking about giving and introduces ideas that children can do to give back to others during and after the holiday season.

Story Book Advent - Series contributors

Story Book Advent is a 24 day series with Christmas Book Based activities brought to you by bloggers around the world featuring crafts, learning and family activities that you can do at home or in the classroom with your children. Check out the complete list of our featured books in our Story Book Advent Introductory Post and the posts already introduced this year.

Day 1 – The Snowman

Day 2 – The Nutcracker

Day 3 – The Gingerbread Man

Day 4 – Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

Day 5 – Alien Love Panta Claus and Merry Christmas Curious George

Day 6 – Christmas in the Big Woods

Day 7 – Forever

Day 8 – Can you see what I see? Night before Christmas

Day 9 – Winter is for snow

Day 10 – The Mitten and Three Snow Bears

Day 11 – Dream Snow

Day 12 – Song of the Stars

Day 13 – Suzy Goose and the Christmas Star

Day 14 – Snowflakes

Author
Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.

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