Songs to Get You into the Spirit of the SeasonIf your house is jazzy like ours, you probably already have plenty of Peanuts music already. But even if jazz is not really your thing, you'll want to add this album to your collection. A Charlie Brown Christmas features not only music from the television special (today's movie feature), but a few classic Christmas tunes, as well. This particular sound track also includes a couple of bonus songs from the Thanksgiving special (another staple in our house).
An Activity to Add to the Jolly AtmosphereChannel your inner Picasso and create a work of art that captures the essence of the season for you. Decide to have all family members work in the same medium (try a new one each year) or let everyone choose their favorite. Work on one piece of art together as a family, or grab a few canvases and let each member produce their own unique work. Consider not just drawing or painting, but even sculpture, mixed media, or a Zentangle piece.
Some Reading Sure to Garner a Great Response
There are many animals that spring to mind when I think of Christmas, but let me tell you, a wombat is not one of them.
That's just fun to say. And this picture book is fun to read! Christmas Wombat brings a little bit of Australia to your house with its engaging illustrations and vivacious verbs. It is a new, but welcome, addition to our collection.
A Movie to Get You in a Merry Mood
Yes, Christmastime is here. Pull out your pitiful Christmas tree and enjoy this holiday staple with even the littlest angel in your house. My personal favorite scene? The ice skating, of course!
Faith Focus to Put You in a Festive Frame of Mind
If you haven't downloaded them already, make sure to grab your free coordinating printables to go along with this portion of the series.Read Ruth (all of it ‐ it's short!) and then read Matthew 1:5 for a New Testament connection.
Add your wheat sticker to the tree to serve as a reminder for today's verses.
What will you be doing to observe this tenth day of Advent? Are you excited about creating a piece of family art, or intimidated? I'd love to hear! Leave a comment or email me at lisahealy (at) outlook (dot) com.
Join me throughout the rest of this season for more great ideas to incorporate into your family traditions to help celebrate this special time of year. Be sure to pin the series landing page so you can find every post, or better yet, sign up for free updates so you don't miss a single suggestion and to get your free printables!