Saturday, November 30, 2013

one of my favorite Christmas traditions

25 Days - 25 Books
Tomorrow is December 1st, where did the time go? Honestly, it feels like we just celebrated Christmas a few months ago and here we are doing it again.
With the beginning of December on the horizon, I'm sharing one of my favorite holiday traditions.
We started doing this a few years ago and have been doing it ever since.
Gather all your children's Christmas or holiday related books
If you don't have very many, visit your local library and borrow some.  Every year, we have been buying new ones, so fortunately, we don't need to borrow as many.
Wrap them in some festive paper.
If you use a countdown to Christmas or an advent calendar, this makes a fun activity for your whole family. 
You can incorporate crafts or activities (such as light up night, or your town's Christmas parade, a family movie, baking cookies, etc.) and share some great story time with your children.
Each night have your children choose one book to open and read it together. 
Even though my children are old enough to read on their own, we still enjoy this little ritual.

Need some ideas for fun activities or crafts, check out the Kids Arts and Crafts page.
'tis the season!


Emma @ Our Whimsical Days said...

I love this idea! I only wish we had more Christmas books so we could do it. (I think I'll hit the after-holiday sales and aim to try this next year!)

Jolene said...

I love this idea. I have been picking up 6 sets of each book over the past couple of years, to have a set of 25 books for each of the children for their family. I cannot wait to give it to our grandson next year.