Advent Calendar : Day 10, 11, & 12

We have had such a busy week with Christmas Coffee Groups, visiting schools, Graduating SPACE (Supporting Parents Alongside Children's Education), Miss B's last day of school for Year 5 & three (yes three) 1st birthdays happening THIS weekend! PLUS doing our activities from the Advent Calendar

Please note: You can see all the activities on the right hand sidebar under "Blog Archive" or under the "I blog about" section - just click on label "Advent Calendar".

Here's what we have been doing for Day 10, 11 & 12. 
Day 10 - Make an ornament for the tree
For our last Coffee Group of 2014 - we decided to make 'Handprint Christmas Tree' ornaments. Most of the babies in our group will be celebrating their FIRST Christmas this year, so I thought it would be cool to make something so that we can treasure this special milestone.

At home, Miss B used pipe cleaners & beads to make a variety of ornaments for our tree.
How cool are these!
She also wanted to personalise a bauble for our tree. Miss B used coloured Sharpies to decorate the bauble. So cute with the little presents under the tree.

Here is Master M's Handprint Christmas Tree & his friends from December Coffee Group wishing you a very Merry Christmas

What ornaments have you made with your children? 

Day 11 - Perform a random act of kindness
Miss B decided for her Random Act of Kindness - she would write Christmas cards for her friends at school. They look very festive with  the stickers and a candy cane. Her friends thought it was super cool!

If you are wanting to perform a random act of kindness with your children...Megan at Coffee Cups and Crayons shares some great ideas on her blog or you can ask your child/children what they can do to be kind.

And finally...
Day 12 - Twelve Books of Christmas
This is a new tradition for our family. I got the idea from this photo via Gift of Joys. I thought it was such a fantastic idea, however I have adapted it from using 25 books to having 12 - to represent the 12 days of Christmas. I had a few Christmas books already in our collection and the rest I found at op-shops for under $1. I wrapped them all up and last night the kids opened one and as a family we read our first Christmas story before Master M went to bed.

Do you have a Christmas Family Tradition? 

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