I love the holidays! I love our Lord Jesus with all my heart and it simply makes my heart skip a beat that, at this time of year, I can celebrate His coming in creative and unique ways.
As a homeschooler, I have to confess that I have an incredibly difficult time focusing on traditional studies during the holidays. I’m simply too distracted by HIM to get too wrapped up in anything else! While we will “do school” we will absolutely spend too much time doing other things… And that is just the way it is:). While I will incorporate “school” ideas soon enough, I want to let you know that if you are like me, distracted by the blinking lights and nativities… It’s OK! Actually, it fantastic.
To kick off the Holiday’s
Embrace whatever makes your Christmas Season wonderful and find ways to share the wonder with your kids. Dare to break away from traditional schoolwork to really focus on the Lord.
I started making Advent Calendars with my kids years ago. Every year I look for new and inspired ways to countdown the days until Christmas.
Here are a few classics.
Kirsty Wiseman makes these cute clothes pin advent countdown calendars. I think this would be fun to hang on the kids door:).
Grab a copy of my “15 Advent and Christmas Math and Reading Activities here!