Christmas Present Craft TRH
I asked around for ideas of what things people associated with Christmas (for the Christmas TRH Book Advent) and have to say that presents came up a lot. Making a toilet roll holder (trh) into a present was really easy and a good, cheap, way to help teach your children the art of wrapping. If they are good at it they can always help wrap up presents (unless in your house it is an elf that wraps them up).
I also used an off cut piece of wrapping that would have otherwise been wasted (recycled). Simply wrap the toilet roll holder in the paper, securing with tape. Then decorate as you would your presents – we added a sticky tape bow and label. You can use ribbon, bows and all manner of things to jazz up your present. We also just cheaply made a tag out of paper – but again you can get as fancy as you like.
This could also be a useful way of disguising wrapping something small by popping it inside – and changing its shape and size.
Christmas Present idea – National Geographic Kids Subscription
We are going to have an alternative to a book again today because I think what makes a lovely present is a magazine subscription – and what better subscription than to National Geographic Kids (For subscriptions call the hotline on 0844 322 1213)– encouraging children to think about nature and get outdoors.
Our copy came with a free bug which my little boy just loved the different textures – I think we will have to go out and explore what different textures we can find outside now too.
A top present this Christmas is SkylandersSWAPForce and the additional characters – so my boys loved the fact that they were in this magazine. I think being in touch with what children like is really important in trying to engage them to do something else. The same is true with the feature on the film Epic.
Christmas Present idea – Dobble
Another way to encourage children to “read” is through symbols – and visually. What better way than in a fun game – like Esdevium Games Limited popular game Dobble. 55 cards in a tin make up a game of speed, observation, and reflexes. Recommended for ages 6 up for 2-8 players. It is a bit like a game of snap – but with multiple images to try to find which one matches. Every card has 8 symbols on from a possible 50, but only one will match on each card Also featuring 5 different mini-games – The Well, the Towering inferno, Hot potato, Catch them all and the Poisoned gift. The game is simple to play, suitable for the family and easy to store and carry – especially good if you have any camping holidays or long journeys planned.
Other Popular Christmas Present ideas for Boys this Christmas are
Figures for SkylandersSWAPForce
A good book like – Omzak the Space Cat Warrior
An Experience – like Go Ape
But the Number 1 wanted Christmas Present this year is the Playstation 4. Note there are different packages so you do not have to get one that is an 18.
I have received some of the above products in order to review them. All words and opinions are my own.