1. Easy DIY Christmas Candle Jars

    These Christmas Candle Jars are a great homemade gift that kids can make and give! The boys enjoyed making fall candle jars, and I bought a couple of extra jars…

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  2. Christmas Countdown Tree (for Jesse Tree Ornaments)

    The past two years, our family has enjoyed creating an Advent Tree (also called a Jesse Tree) to count down to Christmas. Actually, the first year we did a tree,…

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  3. Turn Catalogs into a Christmas Collage

    We can tell it's the Christmas season, because lately our mailbox has been looking like this: Before taking a pile out to the recycle bin, I had the idea of…

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  4. Christmas Tree Math

    We made homeschooling a little more festive this week with some Christmas tree math! Gresham (1st grade) is working on learning his addition facts, so I made 6 trees with…

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  5. We tried to take a nice family picture...

    Hi, this is Owen. Mom doesn't usually let me up at the computer, being as how I'm 2 and all, but since she's folding laundry and not paying attention, I…

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  6. Make an Advent Book

    I can't remember what exactly got me thinking about the word "advent" - maybe it was the Star Wars Lego advent calendar I saw in the store, or the one…

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  7. Year End Scrapbook Activity

    We had a New Year's Eve party at home with the boys tonight! We fixed some family favorites - little smoked sausages baked in crescent rolls, green beans, cheese and…

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  8. Felt Star Christmas Ornaments

    Today we were supposed to go to a GI appointment for Owen, but he woke up with a fever, so we had to cancel the appointment. After the week we've…

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  9. Easy Christmas Ornaments to Make

    I made these ornaments when I was in kindergarten, and I still hang them on the tree every year! (I also have one from preschool - it's a styrofoam bell…

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  10. Advent Tree

    We are doing an advent tree (or Jesse tree as they are also called) this year at our house! Basically, an advent tree is a way for families to celebrate…

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