Despite my lack of sewing I have been putting a real effort into making this a Christmas to remember. With the kids out of school I have been trying to have at least one hands-on activity a day for them to work on. Here is what we have been and will be up to:
Monday: Make initial ornaments for the tree (ie paint and glitter smothered on a wood letter cutout)
Tuesday: Make reindeer food to thrown out on the front lawn on Christmas Eve (oats mixed with bird food and glitter- so the reindeer can see it from the sky)
Wednesday: Make sugar cookie dough
Thursday: Bake and decorate the cookies for Santa
Friday: Scatter reindeer food, make thank you cards for Santa, set out milk and cookies
Tomorrow morning there will be an additional surprise: a personal video message for Santa! Not sure if you have heard about the Portable North Pole, but it is amazing. I've made a mock example using my kindergarten picture so you can see what I'm talking about. Seriously, it's enought to make almost any child believe. Click here for a peek into my childhood.