STORY BOOK ADVENT
We are honored to join Rainy Day Mum’s Story Book Advent collection for some of the best in kids’ activities to accompany special holiday books! We hope you’ll find new inspiration for books to read and fun activities to do with your kids this December!
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Can You See What I See?: Night Before Christmas by Walter Wick is a picture puzzle search and solve book that will keep kids entertained and THINKING this December! In true “I-SPY” spirit, this book captures the attention of young readers and compels them to interact. The pictures are beautiful and kids (of ALL ages) will love searching for items hidden within. Some of the items are located easily and some are a bit more challenging! Our kids LOVED this book so much, we bought more of the Walter Wick titles. It’s a wonderful book to encourage reluctant readers and a great gift for Christmas!
Walter Wick has some great hidden items within his book, but the greatest FIND of the season would be SANTA himself! Come create an easy SANTA TELESCOPE disguised as the North Pole to spy on the jolly ‘ole fellow this Christmas Eve!
Materials needed: one cardboard tube, one clear plastic ornament (per child), red/white wrapping paper or construction paper, tape, red ribbon (one foot per craft), cotton balls, and a hole punch.
Give each child an empty cardboard tube and invite them to wrap the tube in white/red construction paper or wrapping paper. Take the hanger off of the clear plastic ornament and have the children stuff the ornament with cotton balls. Before replacing the ornament’s hanger, lay the red ribbon across the ornament and insert the hanger (the hanger will keep the ribbon in place. Have the children hole punch each side of the cardboard tube near the top. Turn the cotton filled ornament upside down and thread each end of the red ribbon through the holes (from inside to outside) of the cardboard tube. Tie the ribbon loosely in a knot or a bow in back of the cardboard tube.
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This post is just part of a collection of great books with activities for Advent from Rainy Day Mum!