Can you believe we are less than two weeks away from Christmas? It doesn’t seem possible. This week a lot of our activities were related to Christmas. We are continuing with our advent activities.
We made a few different batches of holiday playdough this week. Lovey’s favorite was the gingerbread playdough. She made many different gingerbread boys and girls.
She also played with our gingerbread felt cookie set quite a bit. Thanks to her Mimi she is a baker in the making.
We are finishing up our forest unit. Tinker continues to enjoy playing with the caves we made last week. She has created mini animal scenes all over the house. With her I am practicing naming some of the animals that live in the forest.
This week the big kids focused on learning about reindeer. We read many Christmas stories related to reindeer, and we read a few nonfiction books to learn some facts about reindeer. The kids really liked learning that reindeer antlers can be up to three feet tall, just a couple inches shorter than them. I will share a full post about our activities soon.
The kids were in the mood to play trains this week. I think they got the trains out every day. We added a few pieces of green felt, our forest animals, and trees. They had a wonderful time fully engaged in their pretend play. I love to see all three of them working side-by-side. It won’t be too long before Little Buddy is ready to join in. For now he would rather use the toys as teethers which doesn’t go over too well with the others.
When she wasn’t playing with the big kids this week, Tinker was playing dress up with whatever she could find. My favorite was her insisting to wear shoes ON TOP OF her footie pajamas. It was very fashionable. 😉
On Wednesday Lovey had a special party with her Cubbies friends. She had fun making little gift bags for them, and she couldn’t wait to pass them out. The night of the party she was was so excited to wear her pjs and take her pillow to the party. She was also allowed to wear slippers, but she doesn’t have any. Instead she came out holding her sandals and said, “Mommy, I am going to wear these. They aren’t slippers, but they are slippery. Does that count?” I just grinned. So cute!
Here she is all ready for the party. Her poor little eyes couldn’t stay open for the flash.
My favorite part of the week was going to our town Christmas parade. I love to watch all of the kids, not just my own, get so excited about the lights and festivities. It is also fun to see my kids change from year to year from being babies and sleeping through the parades to being in awe of all of the lights and floats.
Here is a recap of this week’s posts in case you missed anything.