For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this not of yourselves it is the gift of God, not of works, so that no one can boast. Ephesians 2:8-9

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Christmas tradition

My kids are still young and I am still in the process of building Christmas traditions at our house, but here are what I have done so far.

Every year I try to make homemade ornaments. In the past I have done cinnamon ornaments, and this year we did some edible ornaments and salt dough ornaments.

For the longest while I have been wanting to make a gingerbread house. I finally took the plunge this year. It is still in the making, so more on that in a few days.

Every year we bake cookies and I try to vary and add new ones every time.

We also try to have  an advent calendar. I have made up a new one this year, and I am hoping to keep it for the subsequent years.

Also in the past, I have done some Christmas related worksheets with the kids but this year I wanted to try something else with them to drive the story of Christmas home. I am still cogitating on that one.

Another thing I would like to add to our tradition is a nativity scene to make, but I do not seem to find one that I like and easy enough to make.

I found a Christmas Scripture quiz at Make Disciple, which I am planning to use  to review the story of Jesus' Birth.

This is in a nutshell what we are doing and plan to do in the future.

This is a  post in connection with the
Home-spun Christmas Traditions Blog Carnival held over at Mentoring Moments.

Have a great day,

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for contributing this post to the Mentoring Moments Blog Carnival. Unfortunately, your link just takes people to a homeschool blogger home page. I did a google search to find your blog and then paged down to find your post!

I love your Christmas ideas, and your Gingerbread house post looked fun. You went all out!

If you want to re-enter your post, the carnival is still open today for submissions, and the entire carnival will stay on the site permanantly, filed under Blog Carnivals...just put the exact URL of your post into the MckLinky form.

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