Winter Family Fun: Indoor Activities and Crafts

  Winter Family Fun: Indoor Activities and Crafts   Last week’s Parent Post was all about the fun things you can do outside in winter. But sometimes it’s really too wintery to have fun outside. So here are some things that you can do until you can get outside to play again.   Winter Craft…

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MORE Cozy Books to Help You Appreciate this Winter Season

  MORE Cozy Books to Help You Appreciate this Winter Season   Here are some more winter books to help get you through those too-cold-to-play-outside days.   Blizzard by John Rocco The author tells about the blizzard of 1978 when he was a boy. With four feet of snow on the ground, there was no…

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Time to Get Out of the House with Winter Family Fun!

  Time to Get Out of the House with Winter Family Fun!   I usually think of winter as a good time to be inside. But really, that’s quite limiting. The activities I found for this post has given me lots of good ideas for outdoor winter fun. I hope you find some activities that…

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Cozy Books to Help You Appreciate this Winter Season

  Cozy Books to Help You Appreciate this Winter Season   Winter is a great time to snuggle in with good books. Here is a bunch with a winter theme. Snuggle and enjoy!   Time to Sleep by Denise Fleming Bear can smell winter in the air. She is ready to climb into her cave…

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Family Christmas Games for Online and Offline Fun!

  Family Christmas Games for Online and Offline Fun!   Here is a collection of Christmas games to play, both offline (lots of good ideas) and online.   Christmasfrom Activity Village Printable puzzles and mazes   Christmas Games  from Activity Village Online and offline games and puzzles   Christmas Games for Children from The Holiday Zone Offline…

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Christmas Music for Family Fun

  Christmas Music for Family Fun   There’s nothing quite like Christmas music. It sends us into that Christmas place like nothing else can. It draws people together. It also gives opportunities to practice reading skills. There may be challenging words but since the lyrics are familiar, they are less threatening. Consider trying some of…

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Christmas is Coming! Time for MORE Christmas Books!

  Christmas is Coming! Time for MORE Christmas Books!   Christmas is next week!!! Here are a few more books to fill you with the Christmas spirit!   The Farolitos of Christmas by Rudolfo Anaya, illustrated by Edward Gonzales Luz’s father is away, fighting in World War II. Her grandfather is too sick to create…

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Time for Christmas Jokes!

  Time for Christmas Jokes!   What goes “oh, oh, oh”? Santa walking backwards!   What’s the difference between the Christmas alphabet and the ordinary alphabet? The Christmas one has no L (noel)!   Why is it always cold at Christmas? Because it’s in Decemberrrr!   What’s impossible to overtake at Christmas? The three wide…

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Building Literacy Skills with Christmas History, Cards, and Crafts

  Building Literacy Skills with Christmas History, Cards, and Crafts   Christmas is coming in 2 weeks! Today’s post gives you some links for Christmas history and Christmas as it is celebrated around the world. There are also links to making Christmas cards and crafts. Look familiar? Yes, most of the links are from last year! Next…

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