Getting ready for the holidays?
Winter holidays are the perfect time for connecting with each other – through crafting, baking, reading stories, and preparing presents. We have collected our favourite pastimes of the season here, and we hope that everyone will find something of interest in our selection. We’ve got stories of winter celebrations from around the world for global citizens, shadow puppet shows for those who dream of simpler times, silhouette winter crafts for creating elegant Christmas decor at home, and playdough mats with paper dolls for getting through the last days until winter vacations in style.
Seasons greetings from our family to you and yours!
Christmas Around the World
The closer it gets to the winter vacation, the more challenging it becomes to get any schoolwork done. Cue holiday-inspired (but secretly, quite educational) activities! Children will play board games, dress paper dolls, read and colour pages, while at the same time learning geography, history, and folklore, with the Christmas Around the World bundle.
Print and make this game of festive deducation that features twenty Christmas characters from around the world. Enjoy it as a two-player game, a classroom game, or a party game!
Dress your paper dolls as Christmas characters from around the world. From the famed Santa Claus to the mysterious Olentzero, from the sweet Christkind to the horrifying Krampus—the world is full of interesting and unique traditions associated with the season.
Silhouette Christmas Crafts
Engage in the elegant art of silhouette making, and create a silhouette winter wonderland in your house! Make paper ornaments, shadow puppets, lanterns, cards, tags and toys. Print and make—it’s that easy.
Cut the printable templates out of paper and build a silhouette Christmas village for your mantle decoration! The joyous busyness of Christmas preparation is seen in every window of this little village.
All Christmas Projects
Involving every member of the family in preparation for the holiday season can be challenging if one of them is a well-meaning but little baby, not yet one-year-old. That's why a year ago I felt particularly happy whenever I could think of a Christmas activity for my...
In the winter, evenings are longer, so our family shadow puppet theatre opens more frequently. We decided to start the holiday season by staging a familiar fairy-tale - The Gingerbread Man. The Gingerbread Man and Its Modern Interpretation...
We love books, and have pretty much set a monthly fund for “growing the library”. It has been growing so well that the books are now everywhere. They are spilling off the shelves, and can be found in the baskets by our beds, on the kitchen table, and in the car. It...