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Mary and Joseph Christmas Craft

There are two things that I believe are really important about Christmas and what makes it really special – and they are spending time with family and appreciating why we celebrate. One of the ways I do this is by making Christmas Crafts in the run up to the big day – which helps really … Read more

Day 21: Shepherd and Twelve Days of Christmas

shepherd trh craft

For day twenty-one we decided to revisit the nativity, as I think a few gentle reminders about why people celebrate Christmas are important.  We started to make this shepherd as Joseph but there was just something about him that did not look right. I think it was the quality of the material I used being too rich. … Read more

Christmas Dressing up Ideas for Children #MotivationalMonday

Christmas dressing up ideas for children

Have you had a last minute letter from the school telling you that your child or children need costumes like yesterday? Or maybe your child just likes dressing up? I love Christmas but there’s so much expense, especially with four boys. So when it comes to  Christmas dressing up ideas for children I like to keep … Read more

Day 12 Donkey Goodnight Little One

Donkey toilet roll holder craft

Goodnight Little One (by Margaret Wise Brown £5.99) is particularly good for children who do not want to go to sleep, or need some gentle help to. It is essentially saying that everyone and everything is now closing their eyes and going to sleep. Beautifully illustrated by Rebecca Elliott and the words are really poetic … Read more

Wise Man TRH & Peace at Last Day 9

wise man trh craft or king

For me it is important that my children know about the Nativity Story, the birth of Jesus and so on, even though we are not religious. I feel that Christmas is not just about receiving presents and it is an important message that children should learn. Of course it is more about presents all together … Read more

Christmas with the Children

My children have been off school because 2 of them were sick and there is a 48 hour rule to prevent them spreading it around. Obviously this meant that they were bouncing off the walls and doing my swede in needing a bit of educational stimulation. You may have noticed that we looked at the Nativity … Read more


Well I thought it time we started to think about Christmas. I like to get the children excited in the build up to Christmas by doing some Christmas craft in the weeks leading up to it. We have previously made Sheep which could be part of the nativity story. This week we made Angels. See … Read more

Which is your favourite season?

Spring @pinkoddy

As we are just switching Seasons I thought what better time to reflect on the different ones and their qualities. To consider which ones we like the most and see what time of year is the most popular with a poll. I do like Autumn/Fall with the leaves falling off the trees, wrapping up and getting … Read more