Hearts for Home Blog Hop #135 ~ Christmas Activities for Kids

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The Hearts for Home Blog Hop is a weekly blog hop that begins every Thursday morning. The theme of this blog hop is showing that our hearts are for our homes. Post topics include: homeschooling, marriage, parenting, homemaking, faith, budgeting, crafts, DIY projects and more! We would love to see you link up your posts. We feature the most popular post and a few of our favorites every week! Will you be one of the next Featured Bloggers?

Not a blogger? That’s okay! This blog hop will be your one stop location to finding ideas and inspiration for fulfilling your role as a wife, mother and follower of Christ. We are so glad you have stopped by!

Meet my cohosts here!

Featured blogger with the most clicks last week ~ 25 Memory-Making Christmas Activities for Kids (Growing Up Gabel)
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Welcome! Please make sure to link directly to your post (not your main blog page) so we can find the fabulous post you want to share. Each week we will select someone’s blog link up that our readers “clicked” with the most and share some of my favorite posts that were linked up! Thank you!

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Please make sure to display our Hearts for Home button on your blog post, sidebar or tabs. This button can be found on the blog hop each week. Kindly make sure to visit some of the other wonderful bloggers who have linked up here. Were you featured on our Hearts for Home Blog Hop? Congratulations! Grab a Featured button to proudly display on your blog or website.

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We invite everyone to get “clicking” and have some blog hopping fun!

We have created a Pinterest Board so that we can help spread the word on the blog’s that have had featured posts on our Hearts for Home Blog Hop. Make sure to stop by and check it out HERE.


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Letters to Santa are Old School

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With Christmas fast approaching, Koko has asked when they are going to write their letters to Santa. Fifi said she would much rather send an email to him with her online wishlist. I was flabbergasted! I couldn’t believe that my little 7 year old daughter is tech savvy enough to know what an online wishlist is, for starters and that she’d rather write an email, than a letter via snail mail.
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This little conversation between siblings got me thinking. Where would one send an email to Santa? Is that even a thing?
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Well OF COURSE it is! Here are a few places I have found online:

1. Clause.com
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This site has a form you can fill out to send an email to Santa. It is cute and simple to use.

2. EmailSanta.com
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This site not only includes a form to email Santa, but also access to the Naughty or Nice list, Christmas Countdown, Joke of the Day, Toy bag of Fun, Present counter and you can view live streaming of emails received by Santa from all over the world!

3. SantaClaus.com
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If your child is old enough to write their own email from scratch, this is the site for you. This site also has an option to receive a call from the Big Guy himself.

4. Elf HQ
Letters to Santa

Santa gets millions of letters, cards, texts, faxes and emails. Thank you for choosing to send him a message through ElfHQ.com — that gets your message straight through the North Pole Post Office immediately and right into Santa’s hands as soon as possible.

Please understand though that Santa does not have time to respond to all the mail he receives. But he does read it ALL.

5. Letters to Santa
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Send letters to Santa and receive an instant reply. No email address or home address needed.

6. Portable North Pole
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Santa’s free video is coming later in the season!

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Hearts for Home Blog Hop #98 ~ Christmas

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The Hearts for Home Blog Hop is a weekly blog hop that begins every Thursday morning. The theme of this blog hop is showing that our hearts are for our homes. Post topics include: homeschooling, marriage, parenting, homemaking, faith, budgeting, crafts, DIY projects and more! We would love to see you link up your posts. We feature the most popular post and a few of our favorites every week! Will you be one of the next Featured Bloggers?

Not a blogger? That’s okay! This blog hop will be your one stop location to finding ideas and inspiration for fulfilling your role as a wife, mother and follower of Christ. We are so glad you have stopped by!

Meet my cohosts here!

Featured blogger with the most clicks last week ~ The Christmas Movie I Watched the Night My Son Died (Ask Latisha)
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Story Time: ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas (Lit Mama)
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Preschool Lesson Plan Christmas (Learning2Walk)
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3 Easy Christmas Tree Crafts for Kids (Learning2Walk)
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Preschool Sensory Activities: Christmas Scented Playdough (Learning2Walk)
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Christmas Counting to 3 Busy Bag (Life Over C’s)
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Gingerbread Man Maps Writing Center (Pre-K Pages)
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Play Dough Gingerbread Men Invitation (Pre-K Pages)
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Christmas Scissor Cutting Skills (Pre-K Pages)
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Free Christmas Handwriting and Coloring Page for Preschool (3 Boys and a Dog)
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DIY Christmas Frames (Do It All Working Mom)
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Tinsel the Elf on the Shelf has arrived! (Monsters Ed Homeschooling Academy)
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Christmas Activities Advent Calendar (Do It All Working Mom)
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Enfeites de Natal ecológicos #1 (Tranquinices E Lapis Decera)
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Top 10 Amazing Holiday Spa Gift Basket Ideas from Amazon (Embracing Destiny)
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Top 10 Disney’s Frozen Toys For Christmas (Embracing Destiny)
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Top 10 Hello Kitty Gifts for Christmas (Embracing Destiny)
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12 Gifts that Promote Creative Learning (HSBA Post)
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14 Educational Stocking Stuffer Ideas (HSBA Post)
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Free God Made Snow EArly Reader and Coloring Book Printable Pack (Children are a Blessing)
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Around the World at Christmastime (Year Round Homeschooling)
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Christmas Budget and Price Comparison Worksheets for Kids (Year Round Homeschooling)
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Christmas Notebooking Pages (Living Life and Learning)
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Christmas Tracing Worksheets (Living Life and Learning)
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Welcome! Please make sure to link directly to your post (not your main blog page) so we can find the fabulous post you want to share. Each week we will select someone’s blog link up that our readers “clicked” with the most and share some of my favorite posts that were linked up! Thank you!

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Please make sure to display our Hearts for Home button on your blog post, sidebar or tabs. This button can be found on the blog hop each week. Kindly make sure to visit some of the other wonderful bloggers who have linked up here. Were you featured on our Hearts for Home Blog Hop? Congratulations! Grab a Featured button to proudly display on your blog or website.

Hearts for Home @ Monsters Ed Homeschooling Academy

 

We invite everyone to get “clicking” and have some blog hopping fun!

We have created a Pinterest Board so that we can help spread the word on the blog’s that have had featured posts on our Hearts for Home Blog Hop. Make sure to stop by and check it out HERE.


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Tinsel the Elf on the Shelf has arrived!

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Meet Tinsel the Elf

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He has come to keep an eye on kidlets during the month of December.

What is Elf on the Shelf?

Children and adults alike love the magic of Christmas and it’s traditions. with it, Each family has their own traditions so why not get your own ELF ON THE SHELF today to begin this really exciting and special tradition in your family.

ELF ON THE SHELF is a a little toy character that appears in your home round the 1st of December. Once you have given your Elf a name Santa’s little helper watches if the children are being naughty or nice and “reports” to Santa whilst they are asleep. He has magical powers as you will find out. He can listen to the children and can even take messages back to Santa on the North Pole. He returns each day before day break and is found by the very excited children in a different part of the house to where they left him when thy went to bed. Children love to wake up and race around looking for their specially named elf each morning.
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South African’s can purchase the Elf of the Self over at Family Traditions.

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Friday Freebie: Christmas Resources

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Christmas is coming up in a little over a month and what better way to celebrate the birth of Jesus than to include Christmas themed activities. Below are *some of the Christmas Resources I have found online.

Customize Your Worksheet from Twisty Noodle
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For unto us coloring page from Melonheadz

FREE Paper Doll Printables – The Nativity, Santa’s Helpers and more! from Design Dazzle
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Paper doll nativity made for Design Dazzle readers by the talented Ning of Babalisme!

The Nativity Play! from Prepared Not Scared
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Nativity Story, Nativity Pieces and Bethlehem and Stable Packets

Printable Nativity Scene from Making Friends
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Dress paper dolls or use our completed printables to make a scene that represents the birth of Jesus. – See more at: http://www.makingfriends.com/biblecrafts/nativity_scene.htm#sthash.oSF6W2NY.dpuf

Nativity Pre-K Pack from Over the Big Moon
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Included in this Pre-K Pack is:

Prewriting Practice Sheets – Cutting Practice – Which one is different?
Finish the Pattern Sheet – Size Sequencing Sheet – Nativity Strip Puzzle
4-piece puzzles – Sorting Practice – Counting Practice Cards
Color Baby Jesus – Letter and Sound Finding Cards
3-Part Vocabulary Cards – Shadow Matching

December Calendar Numbers from Christian Preschool Printables
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This is the first set of Calendar numbers for until December 25th, and then baby Jesus is sleeping in the hay.

Luke 2:11 Bible Verse Printables from Christian Preschool Printables
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Luke 2:11 is the perfect bible verse to learn during your Christmas bible lessons. Children love to hear the story of how Christ came into the world.

Bible Verse Visuals
Bible Verse Cards
Bible Verse Copywork/Tracing Pages
Bible Verse Games
Bible Verse Vocabulary

Happy Birthday Jesus Bible Minibook from Christian Preschool Printables
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This is a bible story minibook that takes children through the Christmas story. Children follow along to learn all about the events leading up to, and surrounding the birth of our Lord Jesus.

Bible colouring pages from Christian Preschool Printables
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Wise Men themed coloring pages for your bible lessons. You’ll find baby The wise men following the star, the Wise men visiting the baby Jesus, the Wise men on Camels, and the Maji
bringing thier gifts. These make great take home sheets for Christmas lessons.

Bible colouring: Bethlehem from Christian Preschool Printables
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Bethlehem themed coloring pages for your bible lessons. You’ll find lots of cute coloring pages for your children or your Sunday School classroom. Print what you need for your students. These go great with Christmas themed lessons.

Bible colouring: Nativity from Christian Preschool Printables
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Nativity themed coloring pages for your bible lessons. You’ll find baby Jesus in the manger, Mary holding baby Jesus, Born in a Manger and the Nativity scene for children to color in. These make great take home sheets as well.

Bible colouring: Angels from Christian Preschool Printables
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Angel themed coloring pages for your bible lessons. You’ll find lots of cute coloring pages for your children or your Sunday School classroom. Print what you need for your students. These go great with Christmas themed lessons.

Hand-print Angel from Little Blots of Faith
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This is a Bible Verse Angel with Handprints. Children can print up the angel, color it to look like themselves, then use their own handprints to make the wings. You can also add in a bit of glitter and pipe cleaner for a halo if desired. The angel has the verse from Luke 2:11.

The Nativity {Expanded} from A Teaching Mommy
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Here are some of the printables included in this unit:
Patterns (ABAB and AABB)
Roll & Graph
Phonic Puzzles
Story Timeline
Writing Maze
Beginning Writing/Cutting Practice
Size Sort
Number Order Puzzle (1-10 and 11-20)
Spelling Book
Count & Clip

Tot Pack

Here are the printables included in this pack:Tot Book- Nativity
Nativity Match
Nativity Shapes
Count the Stars
Donkey Colors (mini book)
Size Sequencing
Nativity Picture Puzzle

Prek letter J from Confessions of a Homeschooler
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Here are TONS of free printables for the Letter J for JESUS! This forms part of the Letter of the Week Curriculum.

Christmas from 1+1+1=1
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This is a Tot Pack featuring many different printables for you to use with your tot or preschooler. Put some together into a Tot Book, or keep them separate for a Tot Pack.

Nativity Preschool from 1+1+1=1
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This is a Printable Pack featuring many different Nativity printables for you to use with your tot, preschooler, or Kindergartner during the Christmas season.

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Merry Christmas from Monsters Ed

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