December 2 and we are well into the swing of the festive season. Yesterday we set up the Christmas tree and today’s advent activity was to make a Christmas wreath for our front gate.
Jack (5.5yrs) and Sarah (3.5 yrs) are so incredibly excited about Christmas this year. I think we are now in that perfectly magical age where anything is possible; their imaginations are rich and they are so full with wonder. They’ve been wrapping pretend presents, decorating small trees, flying make-believe reindeer and singing sweet carols.
Yesterday our advent activity was to set up and decorate the Christmas tree. The kids are completely besotted with it. Each of our decorations has a story; first Christmases, holidays, anniversaries, childhood memories. Unpacking them every year is such a joy. All those memories come flooding back.
Day 2 was to make a Christmas wreath. I had a couple boxes of baubles left over from last year which would be perfect, grabbed some thick wire from the shed and some craft wire from our art cupboard.
They snipped wire, threaded and twisted and made two perfectly wonderful Christmas wreaths for our front gate.
Are you doing an advent calendar this year? What activities have you done so far?
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