Category Archives: Christmas

Mason Jar Hot Chocolate with Dipping Spoons

My family is on a big hot chocolate kick lately so I’ve been having fun experimenting with new homemade mixes as well as fun fixings, like chocolate dipped spoons. I made some mason jar winter hot chocolate layered mixes, packaged … Continue reading

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Slowing Down to Enjoy the Busy Season

We are having a relaxed month in our schooling this December. How, I wondered, did I do that? I had to stop and think.   Last year was our first year homeschooling and I suppose I put pressure on myself … Continue reading

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December Printables and Activities

We are going to start this week off with The Gingerbread Man by Jim Aylesworth. I made these picture cards:   These are mainly sight words for my kindergarten-aged daughter but you can bet her older and younger brothers will want … Continue reading

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A Different Kind of Advent Calendar

In addition to our secular holiday Advent calendar we’re adding something new this year.  I couldn’t pass up this adorable hat and mitten string Advent Calendar at an after-Christmas sale one year, but have never used it.  Then I had … Continue reading

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Velcro-dot Christmas Trees

Here’s an easy but entertaining project to teach toddlers the names of colors.  Even my preschooler has been having fun decorating and undecorating this paper-laminated tree.  I made a simple cut-out of a Christmas tree on green paper, laminated it … Continue reading

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Are There Snow Days In Homeschool?

Yes. Yes, there are! It started to snow this morning, just as we were opening our Advent calendar for the day, and before we had gotten to anything school related.  So we just followed the day where it took us. … Continue reading

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Secular Advent Calendar Ideas

The Creek Kids love our Advent calendar, almost as much as I enjoy filling it’s little doors.  Sometimes we do very elaborate activities, but mostly it is one simple, but fun, thing each day.    I fill only a few … Continue reading

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