Kids Finally Get It

Sorry that I've been MIA for a few days. This whole Advent activity thing has taken more time than I thought. So far this past week we've made paper snowflakes, made a paper chain (in red and green), learned some Christmas carols, drank hot chocolate, decorated the house, attended a live Nativity, made cookies for friends and celebrated St. Nicholas Day. Every afternoon has been dedicated to this type of activity. And boy am I exhausted! I don't know how preschool teachers do it!!!

But the strange and wonderful thing is how much the kids seem to be getting out of it all. They really seem to be into this year....compared to last year or even the past years where they were just in the way while I was trying to get things done. And I've even managed to add a few "chores" into the Advent calendar. I told Alex we needed to organize his room and he wanted to know what day of Advent that was. Clever little man.

But it's definitely fair to say my kids are fully into this year. They are acting out Santa. They have a stuffed Santa and they bring all the stuffed animals up to it and each animal takes turns asking for what they want. Then they move onto the tree. Pretending to be surprised by what's under there. And if that's not enough, they've taken to playing out Mary and Joseph with Anna in her Pippi costume. So I'm pretty sure that my kids are ready for Christmas.


Momma Bear said...

this is really cute thanks for sharing.

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