Advent Books for Christmas Countdown

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Now that the boys are older, I’m starting a new Christmas tradition (other than having  a Christmas tree) that will have a meaningful effect in our little family.  Aside from the festivity and receiving presents, I want the boys to feel the love of the family, drawing us closer to each other, to other people and to God.  I want them to remember that Christmas is all about giving, not receiving things for themselves.

We’ll open and read one advent book each day (but for sure we’ll be reading them all throughout the month!).  It’s similar to the Advent calendar but instead of having toys, we’ll read a really good book about Christmas.  I wrapped the books already, and randomly select a few to display under the tree for either Vito open.  (Mavi said Vito can open all of these everyday)

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FREE Vegetable Hunt Activity Sheet

Friday, December 2, 2016

A simple hands-on activity for my 8 years old.  I made this scavenger hunt inspired sheet for Mavi to explore and discover vegetables in the market. I am not familiar to some of these as we have a different set of vegetables in Asia.  So this is a learning experience for both Mavi and I.  We are using this sheet to familiarize ourselves of the vegetables that grows here in the northern hemisphere and the names that they are calling it (we call it eggplant, but here they call it aubergine).

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8 Christmas Tray Activities for Kids

Thursday, December 1, 2016

We are currently sick (Vito and I), but the good news is Vito is on his way to recovery (antibiotics) while I’m still suffering from cough and flu.  Though I don’t have any fever but I don’t feel like doing anything at all, just wanted to lie down, sleep or just relaxing my mind from anything. For me to be able to rest and recover, I decided to come up with Christmas tray activities for Vito to work independently with minimal supervision. 

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Montessori Inspired Vegetable Activities for Kids (Part 1)

Monday, November 28, 2016

We are all currently sick (since the weekend), we are battling cough and flu.  We spend our days resting, basically just sitting around doing random things like reading books, playing with toys or watch the kids’ favourite TV shows.  Because I was able to do some groceries last weekend, I decided to whip a vegetable activities for boys yesterday using the ones I bought from the store.  My aim for these activities is to introduce healthy foods to the kids for fast recovery (from our sickness) and healthy diet.   The cards are from my shop and both of my kids love it!

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My Adventure Book : North America

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Mavi asked me a long time ago if he could learn more about North America.  This sudden interest escalated when we watched a documentary of  US National Parks at Natural Museum.  He liked it so much that he wished he could visit all of the parks! So a few weeks ago, we explored North America by learning its history, reading our North America in a Nutshell cards  and working our My Adventure Book (North America) printed material.

In this post, let me share with you our favourite geography activity book My Adventure Book (North America). This is a printable book that provides useful information about the three biggest countries in North America:  Canada, Mexico and United States.  I have similar version for Australia, click here for more information.  Mavi loved our Australia activities and it led me to create a similar activity books for other countries (Asia is next!).  Activity sheets are also included in the book which are perfect for elementary kids!  Mavi enjoyed working with the activity sheets, he said it’s like researching! Read along for the book’s details.

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