Wednesday, December 12, 2007

The twelve days of Christmas

We have more Christmas books than I would care to admit, but I love them all, so I just keep collecting them. However, we have more books than days in December, so wrapping one up to read each day doesn't really work. So instead, I have modified the idea by choosing 12 to read and do an activity with for the 12 days before Christmas. Some of these are my very favorites, and some just lend themselves to an easy activity, but here is this year's list for anyone looking to do something a little bit different:

1. Mr. Willoby’s Christmas tree—Sub for Santa

2. If you take a mouse to the movies—Watch a Movie with Popcorn

3. The Night Tree—Make Pinecone Bird Feeders

4. Snowmen at Night—Have a paper Snowball fight

5. Snowmen at Christmas—play freeze tag

6. The Polar Express—Make Lifesaver Trains

7. Christmas Oranges—Share a Chocolate Orange as a Family

8. Russell’s Christmas Magic—make candy cane sleds

9. A Snowman named just Bob—build a snowman (either from snow or popcorn balls depending on the weather

10. Gingerbread Baby—Decorate Gingerbread men or a gingerbread house

11. How the Grinch Stole Christmas—Watch "The Grinch"

12. When Jesus was Born in Bethlehem—Act out the nativity

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