Christmas really is my favorite time of year! Our new baby is due in a few weeks, so we won't go on as many outings as we usually do, but I'm still looking forward to having fun and learning with the kids.
In addition to decorating the house, baking cookies, viewing Christmas lights and going to see The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, we're going to work on this Symbols of Christmas Lapbook and read Christmas stories.
Some of our favorite Christmas books are Michael Hague's Family Christmas Treasury and The Family Read Aloud Christmas Treasury. I purchased the books this year to avoid library fines, but you should be able to find them at your local library.
We've been a bit slow pulling out the Christmas items this year, and my oldest is already asking me to start playing Christmas music. Here are some of our favorite sounds of the season.
You can find additional ideas for celebrating Christmas in our December 2008 newsletter, 5 Fun and Easy Christmas Activities.
Yesterday, we sent out our December 2009 newsletter which contains last minute gift ideas for those of you who are Still Shopping for Christmas Gifts...
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