Thursday, December 13, 2012

Christmas Reading and Writing

Ho! Ho! The Holiday season is definitely underway!

Here are some printables, activities and book lists to keep your home literacy-rich and fun-filled through this festive month.




Write a letter to Santa! Here are three lovely printables to help you out.
From Miss Tiina
From Mr. Printables
From Wink-Design

Make a list. (And check it twice.) You could extend the holiday wish list idea and teach your kids the valuable skill of persuasion. Ask them to prepare and present convincing reasons for wanting certain gifts.

Make fun gifts. Each year, my boys pick one special project to make for their brothers as a Christmas gift. This year I think we're making this awesome pretend play set, possibly some kind of Angry Birds book, and these OlliBlocks.

You could countdown the remaining days until Christmas and squeeze in some random acts of Christmas kindness. 
 
Or create a new December family tradition.

Or make a craft, or two, or ten:
20 Christmas Crafts and Activities from I Can Teach My Child 

And of course...read some seasonal books:

50 Fabulous Christmas Books For Kids from As Simple as That
New Christmas Books from Imagination Soup
Holiday Book List from Julia's Bookbag
Favorite Christmas Stories from 320 Sycamore
Interfaith Holiday Books from What Do We Do All Day 

Do you need help wrapping up your holiday shopping? Check my list of Print Rich Gift recommendations for ideas.

Probably my favorite bit of holiday inspiration comes from  Amanda Morgan at Not Just Cute. So, based on her wise advice, we're definitely picking and choosing our favorites to keep the holidays simple and happy for my family.



Wishing you the happiest of holidays! I'll see you in 2013!!