It’s funny how a toddler changes things. I used to not be at all interested in Christmas until really close to Christmas Eve.
I think it has something to do with working in a school.
Christmas in a school is a magical time. It’s wonderful watching the children get so excited.
The little ones waving at their parents (even though they’re encouraged not to) during their nativity.
Lots of fun, glitter and glue EVERYWHERE!
Christmas concerts, carols and musical madness.
It’s brilliant… but it’s also a little tiring at times! The children get SO excited towards the end of term and we always have lots to do to make it as magical as possible that when you get home, you often don’t want to do Christmassy things straight away.
BUT NOT THIS YEAR! THIS YEAR IS MARVELLOUS. THIS YEAR IS MAGICAL. THIS YEAR IS A…MAZING!
All because I have a 2 year old.
He is so excited at anything and everything that’s new, so we’ve been having a lot of fun.
Painting with glitter and glue.
Using foam shapes and glitter to make Christmas wreaths that we’re going to string together to make garlands.
And… well, what do you do with all that leftover glitter that you’ve shaken everywhere. The stuff that usually goes all over the place?
That’s right… Sparkly moonsand!
Flour mixed with baby oil and add glitter for fun. This kept him particularly mesmerised and involved for about half an hour (a Christmas miracle indeed!) He loved mixed it, spooning and patting the mixture, building up towers and smashing them down, patting and stamping it and much much more.
Are you having a crafty arty Christmas?
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