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Make a  Holiday Book

Here's an idea that can keep the kids busy on a holiday (Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, or even a vacation).  Kids can make a holiday book on their own, or as a group and will create a permanent memory of the special day.

 

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Children love making gifts for their parents and other adults who are important to them.  But what can they make that will delight the person they are giving the gift to?

Here's how you can quickly and easily get lots of simple, high quality gift ideas that you children can make.  Guaranteed to be fun the children making the gift, and a delight for the person receiving it.

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Make a Holiday Book

Thanks to Debbi who send in this idea she used with her daycare kids. On Thanksgiving "my kids" made a book for their families. It was based on the book - Brown Bear, Brown Bear  by Bill Martin Jr. The book asks "Brown Bear, Brown Bear what do you see? " The answer creates the next question.

As you make a book, you will be creating a unique record and keepsake from any holiday or special event.

Thanksgiving
Christmas
Hanukkah

Thanksgiving

For Thanksgiving, start with "Turkey, Turkey What do you See?" Have the kids think of many different items that they can find on your Thanksgiving meal table. Each page was devoted for that particular food and they drew the object and colored it.

For instance "Squash, squash, what do you see? I see gravy looking at me." Then the next page would be "Gravy, gravy what do you see? I see .... "  At the end it said "Thanksgiving dinner, Thanksgiving dinner what do you see? I see my family looking at me."

Some of the kids (ages 3-9) drew pictures of their family, and some drew them sitting around the table with just names at the seats.  With some advance planning, you could have photos of each person to put at their place around the table.  Or take a picture during the meal and paste it into the book latter.

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Christmas

For Christmas, start with "Christmas Tree, Christmas Tree what do you see? I see Christmas lights all over me" and then "Christmas lights, Christmas lights, what do you see?"

Each page was devoted to whatever the kids pick.  Have them draw a picture and colored it.  Pick different decorations and items from your family's customs.  The kids can choose tree ornaments in different shapes, stars, garland, tinsel, etc. At the end could be "Presents, presents what do you see? I see Baby Jesus looking at me."

Be sure to include people doing things.  It could be "Grandma making cookies", "Daddy carving the turkey", or even "little Billy peeking at his presents".  

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Hanukkah

For Hanukkah, start with "Dreidel, Dreidel what do you see? I see potato latkes looking at me" and then "potato latkes, potato latkes what do you see?"

Each page was devoted to whatever the kids pick.  Have them draw a picture and colored it.  Pick different decorations and items from your family's customs.  The kids can choose foods, decorations, people, etc. At the end could be "I see a menorah looking at me."

Be sure to include people doing things.  It could be "Grandma making cookies", or "Daddy lighting a candle".

 

 
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Children love making gifts for their parents and other adults who are important to them.  But what can they make that will delight the person they are giving the gift to?

Here's how you can quickly and easily get lots of simple, high quality gift ideas that you children can make.  Guaranteed to be fun the children making the gift, and a delight for the person receiving it.

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