Christmas with Kids

Christmas with kids

Before we know it Christmas will be here, and the festivities that go along with it. Christmas is one of my favorite holidays, and I love it even more since becoming a mom. I have  4 year old and a 2 year old as many of you know. Making Christmas magical for them is very important to me. Kids just make Christmas all worth the work, money and time us adults put into it.


It always seems like I am searching each year for activities to do with my kids during the Christmas holidays. Searching the web for hours on end to find the perfect, fun and suitable activities for them to participate in our home at Christmas time. Last year I did a great activity with them that I think will be a great one to do each year. We made hand print salt dough tree ornaments. They turned out great, and now we can look back each year as we decorate the tree of the great time we had making them.

Each year the kids list of wants and needs seems to get longer and longer the older they get. This is super overwhelming at times. If you add more of the moments of crafts, baking. decorating, and other great activities as a family with your children it will be a more enjoyable holiday for all.

I recently discovered JoAnn Crohn from A Whimsicle Life book “Christmas with Kids”. Click here to view more details

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JoAnn has collaborated 13 different bloggers with 13 different activities that can be done with your children this Christmas. The activities vary from daily Christmas activities you can do with your children to holiday cookie parties ideas. The book also has a link to each bloggers website so that you can find more amazing activities and recipes of your favorites within the book.  There are great ideas for making homemade ornaments with your children. Also there are learning activities that even those great preschool teachers or home school moms out there can use in their classrooms.

I can hardly wait to do some of these crafts with my children during the holidays. I can’t wait to make the great memories with them! That is what Christmas should be about is the wonderful memories you make with your children and other family members. It’s all about making it magical for the kids!

Here’s a look at the inside of JoAnn’s book:

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Follow this link to JoAnn’s book launch page:Click here to view more details  When you sign up you will receive three free videos about how to make the holidays magical with a focus on giving. The videos include ideas for Elf on a Shelf, Black Friday and ways to teach your children about sharing during the Christmas season. The videos will be emailed out on November 2nd,  November 5th and November 9th.  Each will lead into the release of the book on November 10th.
Starting November 10th, JoAnn will offer the book for $3.99 in a 48 hour flash sale.  After those 48 hours, the book will be back to the regular price of $4.99.  The last day the book will be available for sale is Friday, December 18th. So hurry to the book Launching page to get your copy.
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  • Arianne Plehandzic

    What a wonderful idea! Such a sweet gift for fellow mom bloggers!~*

    • Charlene Bullinger Asay

      I thought so too Arianne. Thanks for checking it out. Hope you buy a copy!

  • I don’t have kids yet but I can’t wait… kids really do make Christmas so magical. Thanks for linking up this week at the Welcome Home Wednesday Linky Party! Can’t wait to see what you link up with us tomorrow at 7am!

    • Charlene Bullinger Asay

      I hope some day you are able to enjoy that magic of Christmas with kiddos Betsy. You would make a wonderful mother someday to luck kiddos.

  • Abby

    I agree: Christmas has always been my favorite, but it becomes that much more special when you see it through your children’s eyes.

    Thanks for linking up with The Alder Collective! Your post has been pinned to our group board. We hope you’ll join us again next week at 8 EST!

  • What a wonderful idea! I love this!!

  • Christmas has always been a magical time of year. I think the twinkle of the Christmas lights all over the house make a huge impact on the whimsical feeling. 🙂 That and we are so purposed to make Jesus the focus of all we do as we serve one another and others. We have always always loved Advent books. One of them required making a pieces of the nativity as we counted down the days. I also had a journal that I collected special memories each year so that we can look at it over the years and see how the kids have grown.
    Blessings,
    Dawn

    • Charlene Bullinger Asay

      Dawn, you have it exactly right. Jesus should be the center of Christmas. We should be teaching this to our children.

  • Jess Swinford

    Looks like a great book! Can’t wait to get it! My daughter will be one in a few weeks and I want to start some holiday traditions/activities with her!

    • Charlene Bullinger Asay

      Jess, this book has great activities for toddlers too. I hope you enjoy spend that extra quantity time with your sweet daughter.

  • What a great looking book and how cool it is a collaboration of bloggers 🙂 x

    • Charlene Bullinger Asay

      It’s a great book Sarah. I hope you purchase it!

  • That sounds like a cool book with lots of fun activities. Hope they are easy. Lol! I’ll have to check it out.

    • Charlene Bullinger Asay

      Super easy, and great for lots of ages. Hope you enjoy it !