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Everything Christmas - kids activities, art and crafts, play ideas, sensory fun, recipes, Christmas cards, kid crafted wrapping paper, Christmas ornaments, and more!  We hope your holiday season is merry and bright!  

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{Pretend Play} Opening Christmas Presents!
Today I am thrilled to be guest posting on Bath Activities for Kids!  Head over there now to check out[...]
Holiday Printables: Journals for Kids
Just yesterday I came across two very cute holiday printables for kids from a fellow blogger at Upside Down Homeschooling.[...]
Merry Christmas Letter Play for Kids
  Our shower time today was pretty simple to set up, yet packed a big punch in the categories of[...]
8 Great Ways to Focus on the Nativity
I am thrilled to be teaming up with a great group of bloggers to bring you a collaborative Blog Hop[...]
Frosty’s on our Freezer!
After seeing several refrigerator "snowmen" posts on Facebook and Pinterest, I was totally bummed that our fridge was non-compatible in[...]
Cars & Stars: Make Your Own Wrapping Paper on Tuesday Tots #linky
There were over 150 amazing activities for kids under 5 shared on the Tuesday Tots link-up last week, making it[...]
Reindeer Footprint Art Christmas Keepsake on Canvas
Two years ago the kids and I crafted a few Christmas keepsake art projects and those keepsakes have been my[...]
Christmas Activities for Kids
Here's a round-up of 25+ Christmas art, Christmas crafts, and Christmas activities for kids from us here at In Lieu of[...]
Make your own Advent Jesse Tree Ornaments in the Microwave!!
  Last December one of our daily Advent activities with the kids was to read a devotion from The Advent[...]
The Studio: Tissue Paper Wreath
We received the The Studio's Tissue Paper Wreath kit in the mail this past week.  The kids were very eager[...]
Christmas Bubbles
This is such a simple indoor bubble activity to set up and my kids have such fun with it that[...]
Our Favorite Christmas Books: Part One
We have been reading and enjoying TONS of Christmas books for toddler and preschool aged kids this holiday season!  I[...]
Extreme Glitter Christmas Ornaments
After the fun the kids and I had making Paint Swirl Christmas Ornaments, the idea struck me that we should[...]
Handprint Christmas Tree Keepsake on Canvas
This Handprint Christmas Tree keepsake on canvas was my absolute favorite Christmas decoration to unpack this year!!   Come read[...]
A Christmas Tree Suncatcher
Do you remember our Suncatcher Bats from Halloween?  I searched for a piece of recycled plastic to use for making[...]
15 Christmas Sensory Activities for Kids
Tuesday Tots is a weekly link-up sharing posts for kids 5 and under co-hosted by In Lieu of Preschool (me), Rainy Day Mum, Growing a[...]
Kid-Created Nativity Christmas Cards
Though it is already too late for you to use this idea for your own Christmas cards this year, I[...]
A Round-Up of Christmas Cards & Displays
We already received our first Christmas card in the mail today, but I am still thinking about what we're going[...]
Christmas Crafts on Tuesday Tots!
Tuesday Tots is a weekly link-up sharing posts for kids 5 and under co-hosted by In Lieu of Preschool (me), Rainy Day Mum, Growing a[...]
Making Beeswax Candles with Kids
The kids and I made homemade beeswax candles as gifts for Christmas.  The process was so easy and fun that[...]
Simple Sticker Christmas Trees
This is one of the easiest crafts my kids have done this Christmas!  These Christmas trees with sticker ornaments couldn't[...]
Snowman Hush Bottles – DIY Calm Down Glitter Jars!
About a year and a half ago -- was it really that long? -- we shared our perfect hush bottles[...]
Christmas is Coming! 10 Great Activities to Get You Ready!
Tuesday Tots is a weekly link-up sharing posts for kids 5 and under co-hosted by In Lieu of Preschool (me), Rainy Day Mum, Growing a[...]
Paint Swirl Christmas Ornaments
When I taught 5th grade many moons ago, my co-teacher introduced me to a super simple way to paint Christmas[...]
Christmas Bubble Art & DIY Wrapping Paper
Remember the Christmas Bubbles we showed you the other day?  Well, we did even more with them than we first[...]
Amazon Prime: Free Christmas Movies for Kids!
If you have Amazon Prime, you can stream these kids' Christmas movies for FREE:VeggieTales: Saint Nicholas: A Story of Joyful[...]
Disney CARS Ornaments made with salt dough
Luke has been a huge fan of Disney Cars for a few years now.  When I saw Rainy Day Mum's[...]
Our Favorite Christmas Books: Part Two
We have been enjoying TONS of Christmas books this holiday season, so I thought it'd be nice to share the[...]
Run, Run As Fast As You Can…to make Gingerbread Cloud Dough!
To make our plain cloud dough a little more festive for the upcoming Christmas season, we turned it into GINGERBREAD![...]
Fun Food: Snowman Snacks!
Every once in awhile, I attempt to make a fun, themed snack or lunch for the kids.  Trust me, they[...]
10 Advent Activities for Kids
We are doing LOTS of Advent activities this year--probably too many since we are behind on several of them--but I[...]
Christmas Tree with Lights Paper Craft
This is one of my favorite Christmas crafts we've ever done and it is so simple! Head over to WRAL:[...]

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