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collect 24 christmas books and each night the kids gets to unwrap one and we read it by the lights of the tree.---LOVE this!

collect 24 christmas books and each night the kids gets to unwrap one and we read it by the lights of the tree....great family time

collect 24 christmas books and each night let Parker unwrap one and we read it by the lights of the tree.---LOVE this!

collect 24 (or even just 12 if you're on a budget!) books and each night the kids gets to unwrap one and we read it by the lights of the tree.

soooo... doing this with my fam one day... :) collect 24 christmas books and each night the kids gets to unwrap one and we read it by the lights of the tree.---LOVE this!

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collect 24 christmas books and each night open one...love this idea.

i can't take credit for this idea.  i saw it last year and knew that it was a tradition that i wanted to begin with my own family.  so over the course of the last year i collected 24 christmas books.  each night the kids (well, my toddler) gets to unwrap one and we read it by the lights of the…

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24 books of Christmas... unwrap one each night at bedtime

24 books of Christmas- one for each night. Wrap and let kids pick one to open every night, then re wrap each year and it's a surprise each night - Great Christmas idea!

24 Christmas books-one for each night. Wrap and let kids pick one to open every night to read at bedtime! *Do this instead of candy advent calendar*

24 books of Christmas- one for each night. Love! I really want to do this! Wrap and let kids pick one to open every night, then re wrap each year and it's a surprise each night! Good family tradition for Christmas.

24 books of Christmas - one for each night. Wrap and let kids pick one to open every night to read at bedtime! Gift Idea!

24 books of Christmas- one for each night. Holiday traditions from Rhea Lana's. http://www.rhealananetwork.com/blog/christmas-traditions

24 books about Christmas, one for each night. Wrap and let kids pick one to open nightly, then rewrap each year, and it's a surprise every night. Or as one or two nights on advent calendar, read a Christmas story

24 books of Christmas - one for each night. Wrap and let kids pick one to open every night to read at bedtime! *Do this instead of candy advent calendar* LOVE this idea!!! @Amy Goodman thought of you!!

"24 books of Christmas- one for each night. Love! I really want to do this! Wrap and let kids pick one to open every night, then re wrap each year and it's a surprise each night!" This would be fun to do with Luke next year as our Christmas books would all be new to him.

Holiday Traditions I LOVE this idea! 24 books of Christmas- one for each night. Love! I really want to do this! Wrap and let kids pick one to open every night, then re wrap each year and it's a surprise each night! #PROXIhome

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24 Christmas books for kids

24 Christmas Books For Kids - read a different book every night of December until Christmas.

24 Christmas Books For Kids - we read a different book every night of December until Christmas. by Superduper

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24 Christmas Books For Kids - I will definitely be keeping up with this tradition!

Countdown to Christmas with 24 books

24 Christmas books for kids

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24 Christmas Books to Read with Your Family

Start a new Christmas tradition and read one Christmas book with your kids every night in December. This excellent list of books will help keep the spirit of Christmas in your home.

Great idea for a new Christmas tradition! Read a beautiful Christmas book every night during December—bring the spirit of Christmas into your life and home this holiday season! This is a wonderful list of books to read together. #overstuffedlife

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CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS: Christmas books to read with your family.

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Creative Christmas Countdown 2012

24 Days with 24 Fun Activities from 24 Different Bloggers! - Creative Christmas Countdown 2012

24 Days with 24 fun Activities - Creative Christmas Countdown 2012. I am thrilled to be participating in this amazing online Creative Christmas advent. Be sure to join us for a month full of fun and simple activities to count down the days to Christmas!

Virtual Advent Calendar and Free Editable Christmas Activity Planner Each year we hold the Creative Christmas Countdown with a new activity for your family every day from December 1st until December 24th. Sign Up Here! The Creative Christmas Countdown will send you a new activity each day! Creative Christmas Countdown It’s very simple to join …

Online Advent Calendar with daily ideas for fun, simple  family activities. This is the page from the 2012 Creative Christmas Countdown Click Here to sign up for the current year’s countdown to get daily holiday ideas right in your inbox – free! Celebrate the Season! 24 Bloggers – 24 Activities • Make your holiday magical without the …

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Virtual Advent Calendar and Christmas Activity Planner Each year we hold the Creative Christmas Countdown with a new activity for your family every day from December 1st until December 24th. Click here to get instant access to 24 simple and fun activities. (This is great for filling out an activity based advent calendar.) It’s very …

It’s time – once again – for one of my favorite projects: the Creative Christmas Countdown! Alissa from Creative with Kids spearheaded last year’s inaugural virtual crafty advent calendar for kids (check out all 24 ideas again for more inspiration).  And she’s back this year with Maggy of Red Ted Art showcasing 24 more awesome crafts and …

24 Christmas books and crafts to go along with them. One for each day

24 Christmas books and crafts to go along with them. One for each day...oh my gosh is it Christmas time yet?!

24 Christmas books and crafts to go along with them. One for each day of Advent. The Polar Express, Our family favorite.

Perfect for when I start planning Polar Express Day! 24 Christmas books and crafts to go along with them. One for each day

The Polar Express -- a beloved book in this home and a milestone in children's book illustration -- much gratitude to Chris Van Allsburg for sharing his genius.

The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg - This is my all-time favorite christmas book and movie.

The Polar Express ~ a Christmas tradition with a cup of hot chocolate!

The Polar Express ~ a favorite Christmas movie

Polar Express. My favorite Christmas book!

The Glorious Flight across the Channel with Louis Blѐriot was the recipient of the Caldecott Medal for illustration in 1984.   Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans was a Caldecott Honor Book in 1940.  Always Room for One More written by Sorche Nic Leodhas and illustrated by Nonny Hogrogian was a 1966 Caldecott Medal Smoky Night by Eve Bunting; illustrated by David Diaz is a 1995 Caldecott Medal Winner. “Where Did I Come From” by Peter Mayle and illustrated by Arthur Robins Pompeii Lost & Found by Mary Pope Osborne is a 2007-2008 Texas Bluebonnet Nominee The Hallelujah Flight by Phil Bildner and illustrated by John Holyfield is a 2011 Texas Bluebonnet  nominee  Surfer of the Century by Crowe E. & Waldrep, R. a Texas Bluebonnet Nominee Dave the Potter by Laban Carrick Hill and Illustrated by Bryan Collier is a Coretta Scott King Award Chalk by Bill Thomson is a 2011 selection for Notable Children’s Books Bink & Gollie by Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee illustrated by Tony Fucile is a 2011 Children Notable Book Henry in Love by Peter McCarty is on the New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2010 Ling & Ting Not Exactly the Same! By Grace Lin listed in the New York Times Notable Children's Books  2010 The Polar Express written and illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg is 1985 New York Times Best Illustrated nominee The Midwife’s Apprentice by Karen Cushman is the winner of the 1996 Newbery Award  Old Yeller by Fred Gipson is a 1957 Newbery Honor  The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman and illustrated by Peter Sis is a 1987 Newbery Medal winner. Eleanor Roosevelt a Life of Discovery by Russell Freedman is a Newbery Honor Book The Night Fairy by Laura Amy Schlitz and illustrated by Angela Barrett 2011 Notable Children’s Book The Watsons Go To Birmingham – 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis was a recipient of the Coretta Scott King Award Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan received the Pura Belpré Award The Tequila Worm by Viola Canales is a Pura Belpre Medal Book Narrative Award The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan is a 2006-2007 Texas Bluebonnet nominee The Giver by Lois Lowery is number eleven on the 100 Most Challenged Book list Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling is number forty-eight on the 100 most Challenged Books list Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle is number 23 on the 100 Most Challenged Books list Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume; number sixty on the 100 most challenged books list Twilight by Stephenie Meyer The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

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Top 15 Christmas Projects

Great collection of Christmas projects, crafts, and decor ideas for your home!

This rustic Christmas porch will give you lots of outdoor Christmas decorating ideas for your own space with lots of easy DIY tutorials to follow.

It’s the first Wednesday of the month, so it’s time for another 10 Minute Decorating post!  I am back with my blogging friends to bring you our quick and easy Christmas decorating ideas to inspire you for the season. Christmas is always a crazy time of the year so hopefully all of these projects will …

24 kids Christmas jokes - a fun {free} printable

24 Christmas jokes for kids ~~ a free printable from Nurturestore! Perfect for advent calendars and lunch bags.

Free Christmas jokes for kids printable - fun giggles for kids Advent calendars and Christmas theme lunch boxes.

Ny daughter is reaaly in to jokes at the moment but is also really nor very good so I might do this- Free Christmas jokes for kids printable - fun giggles for kids Advent calendars and Christmas theme lunch boxes.

24 Christmas jokes for kids - a free printable from Nurturestore! I did this last year and Elaine's teacher told me that the whole class loved hearing Elaine's lunch box joke each day when they got back to the classroom from lunch.

Christmas jokes for kids - perfect for advent calendars and lunch bags. More Kids Christmas, Kid Lunches, Kids Lunches, Christmas Kids, Kids Jokes, Kids Printable, Advent Calendar For Kids, Kid Jokes, Kids Lunch Boxes Christmas jokes for kids~ lunch box bound Christmas kids jokes by kikimo kids christmas Christmas jokes for kids printable... would be cute to stick in kids lunches. See more at http://blog.blackboxs.ru/category/christmas/

christmas jokes for kids...free printable...great for lunch boxes or advent calendars

Christmas jokes for kids free printable - fun for lunch boxes!

Free Christmas Printable Pack

A printable set of Christmas jokes for kids - great for Advent calendars and school lunch bags!

Made with a sharpie....over 24 crafts to make with a sharpie

Pretty Holiday Pillows....made with Sharpie (lots of other craft ideas made from Sharpie)

Made with a sharpie....many more sharpie crafts. This is a cool gift idea!

Over 24 Sharpie Craft Ideas.... holiday pillows printed with a Sharpie pen

Cute Christmas pillows....Made with a sharpie....many more sharpie crafts.

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sharpie pillows--love me some simple and elegant Christmas decor!

24 Sharpie Craft Ideas... I am obsessed with sharpies.

Over 24 Sharpie Craft Ideas | The New Home Ec

Made with a sharpie....over 24 crafts to make with a sharpie..... More Sharpie Ov 24, Crafts Ideas, Sharpie Crafts, Crafts To Make, Christmas Pillows, Sharpie Projects, 24 Crafts, Diy Pillows, Sharpie Pillow Made with Sharpies and other Sharpie ideas!!! More Sharpie Ov 24, Crafts Ideas, Sharpie Crafts, Crafts To Make, Christmas Pillows, Sharpie Projects, Diy Pillows, 24 Crafts, Sharpie Pillow Made with a sharpie....over 24 crafts to make with a sharpie..... cutest christmas pillows sharpie crafts! ....over 24 crafts to make with a sharpie. Made with a sharpie....over 24 crafts to make with a sharpie. pillows DIY pillows with a sharpie....over 24 crafts to make with a sharpie. Over 24 Sharpie Craft Ideas | The New Home Ec Sharpie Projects: Christmas pillows See more at http://blog.blackboxs.ru/category/christmas/ See more at http://blog.blackboxs.ru/category/christmas/

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24 Meaningful Christmas Traditions (she: Mariah

Or so she says…:24 Meaningful Christmas Traditions (she: Mariah) - Or so she says...

Advent Gratitude Jar - an alternative to the traditional advent calendar. Awesome idea for kids and families!

Advent Blessing Jar - an alternative to the traditional advent calendar. Awesome idea for kids and families! Count blessings for each of 24 different categories (one each day til Christmas), then put # of coins to match in jar to donate to chosen charity

Advent Blessing Jar - an alternative to the traditional advent calendar - everyday send the family counting blessings. Awesome idea for kids and families!

Christmas Advent Blessing Jar - an alternative to the traditional advent calendar. Awesome idea for kids and families! We are totally doing this in 2014

Advent Blessing Jar - an alternative to the traditional advent calendar. Awesome idea for kids and families! - I am so doing this with my kids this year!!

I like this idea but would do it in November instead of December. Advent Blessing Jar - an alternative to the traditional advent calendar. Awesome idea for kids and families!

Advent Blessing Jar - an alternative to the traditional advent calendar. Awesome idea for kids and families! Would also work for leading up to Thanksgiving! Awesome!

Advent Blessing Jar - an alternative to the traditional advent calendar. We're doing it as a Thankful for Our Blessings list in November so that we can then donate in December. Awesome idea for kids and families!

Advent Blessing Jar - an alternative to the traditional advent calendar. Awesome idea for kids and families! More Advent Ideas For Kids, Advent Blessed, Alternative Advent Calendar, Christmas Fhe Ideas, Awesome Ideas, Christmas Seasons, Christmas Traditional, Blessed Jars, Traditional Advent I actually like this idea for the month of November, leading up to thanksgiving and then into the Christmas season. Count your blessings in November, then do kindness elves in December to put that thankfulness into action blessing others! Advent Blessing Jar - an alternative to the traditional advent calendar. Awesome idea for kids and families! 24 Meaningful Christmas Traditions (she: Mariah) - Or so she says... See more at http://blog.blackboxs.ru/category/christmas/

"Experiences" rather than "things" in the 24 days of christmas. Great idea!

Anticipate and remember all those holiday traditions by using them in an advent calender. A calendar that builds memories instead of accumulating things!

"Experiences" rather than "things" for countdown to Christmas advent calendar! This is a great idea, but I'd still like a chocolate advent calender. Muahaha.

"Experiences" rather than "things" for countdown to Christmas advent calendar - ideas for our frame advent calendar

"Experiences" rather than "things" for countdown to Christmas advent calendar! I <3 christmas time!

"Experiences" for countdown to Christmas advent calendar! Ideas for winter holidays -MerryC.

Experience-based advent calendar ideas More Good Ideas, Gifts Ideas, Cute Ideas, Calendar Ideas, Activities Cards, Holidays Ideas, Great Ideas, Advent Ideas, Christmas Ideas Holiday ideas, rather than Christmas ideas. Make a bunch of these and have each of us pick some out every weekend between Thanksgiving and New Years. Advent Calendar Ideas! I’m Dreaming of a DIY Christmas: 15 Days of DIY Christmas Decoration Gift Ideas Experiences rather than things as an advent calendar idea! Good idea! Christmas advent ideas. Cute idea if you have kids! Christmas Activities Cards - Great idea for and Advent Calendar. SUCH A CUTE IDEA! EVERYONE NEEDS ONE OF THESE!! EVEN ME!! :) Experiences rather than things in the 24 days of christmas. Great idea! See more at http://blog.blackboxs.ru/category/christmas/

Cute Christmas ideas - advent ideas

Christmas Advent Calendar ideas

10 Family Christmas Tradition Ideas

Use old book cover. Collect Christmas cards or fill it with Christmas photos of family!

Use old book cover. Collect Christmas cards or fill it with Christmas photos of family! - (madelyn's thought: this would also be a very cute way to keep birthday cards and wedding cards...hmmmmm I like!)

Great Idea for those Cards I just can't toss! Use old book cover. Collect Christmas cards #Christmas #Books #Cards #Recycle #Stash #Personalized #MiniAlbum

Use old book cover. Collect Christmas cards or fill it with Christmas photos of family or birthday cards

Lovely way to journal about a holiday, save Christmas cards and family photos...in a vintage book cover. from Two Peas in a Bucket

Use old book cover. Collect Christmas cards or fill it with Christmas photos of family. Could also save father's day cards and mother's day cards, birthday cards, etc.

Use old book cover. Collect Christmas cards or fill it with photos of family! Make it a mini album

Another kind of Minibook. Use an old book cover. Collect cards or fill it with photos of family!

Use old book cover. Collect Christmas cards, make a photo album or altered book.

Vintage Book Cover Over Collected Christmas Cards

12 books to teach the True Meaning of Christmas

12 books to teach the true meaning of Christmas - Reading the Bible is the best though!

12 books to teach the True Meaning of Christmas. | #kidsmoveandtalk

The Ahlanders: 24 Acts of Service

The Ahlanders: 24 Acts of Service Put notes on cars in Parking Lot: PVH?

The Ahlanders: 24 Acts of Service. Such a neat idea.

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Quick Sweet Treats

12 days of Xmas for spouse

Great quick gift ideas to let your special someone know you care. http://www.thedatingdivas.com/erika/quick-sweet-treats/

Great quick gift ideas to let your special someone know you care. Candy with a message. I am NUTS about you. I SODA think you are amazing. And more.

great quick gift ideas to let your special someone know you care LOVE THESE...cute valentine's idea

great quick gift ideas http://www.thedatingdivas.com/erika/quick-sweet-treats/

Cute idea for a care package to you spouse! #military #carepackages

great quick gift ideas to let your special someone know you care aw

great quick gift ideas for a care package!

Cute candy gift ideas

simple gift ideas

12 days of Christmas - Since my freshman year of college, my mom gives me 12 small gifts for the first twelve days of December. It started as a care package idea for Fall Quarter final exam week -- so adorable!

***Christmas Gift*** it will change your life: Studio 5 - Family Gift Exchanges 12 Days of Christmas!

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it will change your life: Studio 5 - Family Gift Exchanges 12 Days of Christmas! Gift ideas for clients.

Must Do This Year More Best Friends, Gifts Ideas, Gifts Exchange, Advent Calendar, Christmas Tags, Christmas Ideas, Christmas Gifts, Families Gifts, Holidays Christmas CUTE Christmas Idea - 12 Gifts of Christmas! This would be the most thoughtful thing to do for a best friend or special neighbor. Could do homemade cocoa mix, a special hand-crafted ornament, freshly baked cookies, etc! I have just the neighbors in mind :) Nice alternative to Advent calendar Family Gift Exchange // 12 Days of ...

Studio 5 - Family Gift Exchanges 12 Days of Christmas! Teacher gift idea?

Must Do This Year More Best Friends, Gifts Ideas, Gifts Exchange, Advent Calendar, Christmas Tags, Christmas Ideas, Christmas Gifts, Families Gifts, Holidays Christmas CUTE Christmas Idea - 12 Gifts of Christmas! This would be the most thoughtful thing to do for a best friend or special neighbor. Could do homemade cocoa mix, a special hand-crafted ornament, freshly baked cookies, etc! I have just the neighbors in mind :) Nice alternative to Advent calendar Family Gift Exchange // 12 Days of Christmas gift idea Download 12 Gifts of Christmas tags! This would be the most thoughtful thing to do for a best friend or special neighbor. Could do homemade cocoa mix, a special hand-crafted ornament, freshly baked cookies, etc! I have just the neighbors in mind :) See more at http://blog.blackboxs.ru/category/christmas/

12 days of Christmas friend/neighbor gifts

12 days of Christmas, Christmas crafts

Love the mess for 24 hours, after that notsomuch.

One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas Day -> Truth, we leave all the wrapping paper on the floor for the cats to play in it makes it just that much more wonderful and joyful :)

Christmas mess...so true. QUOTATION ON PLAQUE for the winter holidays, celebrating Jesus's Birthday with gifts to each other in remembrance: "One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess experienced in the living room on Christmas Day." - Andy Rooney. http://www.christmasshopholt.co.uk/

One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas Morning... And then 7 days of FUN FUN FUN - in the SUN.. All bets are on - the biggest insight and one that cant be ignored no matter how much you bag the fark outa it...

One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas Day. ~ Andy Rooney

"One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created inthe living room on #Christmas Day. #Christmas messes = wonderful memories. :-)

One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas Day..... I have pinned this before and I'm pinning it again, I love Christmas morning mess!!!!

#Quirky Quips & Quotes ... #One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas morning. #Andy Rooney

♥ Merry Christmas "Glorious messes"

agreed :) More Andyrooney, Glorious Mess, Christmas Time, Living Rooms, Wonder Time, Christmas Quotes, Christmas Eve, Andy Rooney, Christmas Mornings One of the most glorious messes | Quotes Thoughts on #Christmas time One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas Day - Andy Rooney #xmas #quotes #andyrooney My living room is still a huge mess because this Christmas was such a wonderful time. I am extremely blessed to have an amazing family. Andy Rooney on one of the glorious messes in the world is the mess on the living room floor on Christmas morning. ,.....Especially when children are present. One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas Day. Andy Rooney - Celebrity Christmas Quotes One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas Day and Christmas eve in my family See more at http://blog.blackboxs.ru/category/christmas/

Christmas is coming... Christmas is coming! Here is an amazing collection of Christmas Activities to help you make the most of the holiday season....so many FUN ideas!

Christmas is coming... Christmas is coming! Here is an amazing collection of Christmas Activities to help you make the most of the holiday season....so many FUN ideas! Play friv games at http://frivone.com

Here is an amazing collection of Christmas activities to help you make the most of the holiday season....So many FUN ideas!

Holiday ideas for the Christmas Season. Recipes, fun ideas to do with the family and more!

Christmas Crafts for Kids ~ Growing A Jeweled Rose

Christmas Ideas for KIDS

Putting together a Christmas Eve box is an easy way to add a touch more magic to the holiday season.    We started this fun tradition with Rosie and Jewel last Christmas, and I am so excited to do it again this year. Christmas Eve Box A Fun Family Tradition For all the best kids activities follow Growing a Jeweled Rose on Pinterest & Facebook. The idea is to put together a gift box of sorts for kids to open on Christmas Eve.  Here is what we put in ours this year (affiliate links provided). A Book to Read Before Bed-  We were in need of a new copy of The Night Before Christmas.  Perfect!  If you already have this book any holiday book would be a fun addition to your Christmas Eve box.  Read it together just before bed. New Pajamas-  Each year we put new holiday pajamas in our Christmas Eve Box.  This is so fun for the kids, and in turn they have fresh clean pj's on when you are taking all your photos the next morning. Santa's Magic Key-  this is a fun thing to include in your Christmas box while the kids are little.  What is Santa's magic key?  It is how Santa gets into the houses without chimneys.  We don't have a chimney, so perfect for us!  You can make your key simple like I did.  I just covered a fancy old key in sequins.  You could also print out a free label and poem for your key here.  Have your little ones hang the key outside your door just before bed. Reindeer Food-  Making reindeer food with the kids is magical and fun!  We made ours a few weeks ago, and then I stashed it away for our Christmas Eve box.  Just before bed on Christmas Eve have your kids sprinkle the reindeer food in the yard.  While Santa is inside the reindeer will eat the food which helps them stay strong and have the energy to fly the entire world.  Simple magical fun for kids!   To make your own reindeer food just mix oatmeal and red and green colored sugar together. Other Ideas for Your Christmas Eve Box A favorite holiday movie to watch together as a family A package of popcorn for the movie Letters from Santa Cookie mix to make Santa's cookies before bed Final advent A craft to make for Santa before bed Christmas Eve Box Do you have other ideas for things to include?  I would love for you to share them with us on the Growing a Jeweled Rose Facebook page!  Connect with us there so you don't miss any of the great kids activities we share! Click the photos below for more Christmas Activities for Kids   

Happy Tuesday Everyone This week I am featuring creative Christmas crafts that were shared last week! Christmas Crafts for Kids ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Babylandia shared this beautiful Christmas tree craft made from paper So cute yet so simple! Picklebums shared easy tin foil Christmas decorations I love how colorful these are, and so creative! Reading Confetti also got creative with tin foil and made Foil Christmas Trees I love the beaded ornaments! Putti's World shared this adorable Reindeer craft that doubles as a hat I remember making these as a kid- fond memories indeed! Click the photos below for TONS more Christmas activities for kids   

Christmas Tree

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Christmas magic, Arizona style! Saguaro cactus decorated with Christmas lights...enchanting!

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Arizona Christmas Tree #Cowboy Christmas #Cactus Christmas Tree

Merry Christmas-Arizona Christmas Tree

Christmas lights

I'd title this photo "Christmas Anticipation." The way the door is opening to the tree lights... What did Santa bring me? :)

The warm glow of a Christmas tree is glimpsed past a simple and elegant pine wreath. #Christmas #lights #wreath

Such perfection! Doesn't it make you want to just cuddle up with a cup of cocoa by the fire? #Christmas #Lights

I'm looking forward to fun with the family during the Christmas holidays.

The most wonderful time of year

lights makes christmas magical

Christmas time is the best.

Merry Christmas Lights <3

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24 Science Experiments Your Kids Will Love

24 Kids' Science Experiments That Adults Can Enjoy Too! I want to try all of them

24 Kids' Science Experiments That Adults Can Enjoy Too! These look fun, and maybe use some for science project next year?! :)

This melting ice experiment is gorgeous and colorful. | 24 Kids' Science Experiments That Adults Can Enjoy, Too | THE UT.LAB | Science Crafts *

The melting ice experiment is fun and colorful | 24 Kids’ Science Experiments That Adults Can Enjoy, Too

24 Kids’ Science Experiments That Adults Can Enjoy, Too - This melting ice experiment is gorgeous and colorful.

This melting ice experiment is gorgeous and colorful. // 24 Kids' Science Experiments That Adults Can Enjoy, Too RP by http://www.splashtablet.com the ipad case for shower, bath & kitchen for sale on Amazon.com

Science experiments for kids; I'm probably going to have as much - or more - fun as he is!

24 kids' experiments that adults can enjoy, too