We have really been enjoying our 25 Days of Christmas activities. The kids are SO EXCITED each day to eat their chocolate candy from our Hershey Kiss Countdown we made on Day 1. Why wouldn't they?? It's chocolate!! Mikayla asks at least twice a day to move baby Jesus a little bit closer to December 25th. And revealing the activity for the day is always anticipated. Earlier in the week, I shared some of the activities we had done over last weekend, so go take a peek if you want to see what else we've been up to!
On Day 8 (Tuesday) of our Christmas countdown, we had a little bit of fun with candy canes!
Make candy cane ice cream and enjoy it
while reading "The Candymaker's Gift".
Then it was time to whack away!
READY TO EAT!!
While the kids ate their yummy candy cane ice cream, I read "The Candymaker's Gift" to them.
This is such a great book! I purchased it at our MOPS Bazaar at the beginning of November. The authors were the ones selling the books, so they even signed the inside for Mikayla & Austin. It was so special to be able to read this to them for the first time. The story is about the legend of the candy cane and shares about the true meaning of Christmas and how much Jesus loves and cares for us.
On Day 9 (Wednesday) we had the special treat of going to visit Kim, Kenneth, Elizabeth, and Bradley. Our activity for the day was to create a gingerbread house with the Caldwell family. All four kids did surprisingly well sharing and enjoyed being together.
For more Countdown to Christmas activities, go visit Liz @ Sugarplum Creations.
P.S. I'm so happy to share that last year's neighbor Christmas gift was featured on Tip Junkie yesterday!