12 Days of Christmas

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Hello and Welcome to our 12 Days of Christmas!

WE ARE SO EXCITED to be teaming up with 60 bloggers from around the world to bring you 12 days of the best Christmas ideas and inspiration around!

Please join us as we celebrate the lead up to Christmas!

We will be adding new ideas every day, so please stop back often!


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Pom Pom Advent Calendar by Schooling a Monkey

If you also want the easiest, fastest Christmas tree advent calendar imaginable, read on to see how to make your own!


Elf Suitcase Small World by Adventures of Adam

Every Elf needs a home! This is beautiful – enough to capture any childs imagination!


Christmas Wall Decor by Fun with a Message

This is such a clever idea – and you will not believe what it is made from!!


DiY Christmas Ornaments by Non Toy Gifts

A great way to use up scraps and give your tree a personal touch!


How to Make Christmas Pomanders by Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

Christmas pomanders are an easy decoration to make that produce a lovely and subtle scent, which can be enjoyed long after Christmas is over! Get the full instructions!


Family Christmas Tradition by The Quiet Grove

This is a great Christmas Service Elf Idea – including free printables.


Watercolor Tree Christmas Cards by Rhythms of Play

This is a great toddle Art solution – and includes some great painting techniques!

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Christmas Play Dough by Play & Learn Everyday

This is a great quiet sensory activity to set up – in advance – for those crazy holiday days!!! Kids love this!


Christmas Fine Motor Activities by Welcome to Mommyhood

There are some beautiful activities for children here – using ornaments and other Christmas Themed items! Get those little fingers working this holiday season!


Christmas Craft Ideas by Homeschool Happenings

Here are some simple crafts that you can do with your kiddos that will not test your patience or break the bank.

Christmas Cards for Preschoolers to Make by Kidz Activities

2 Great ideas that are easy to set up and pretty enough to send to everyone!


Fabric Origami Christmas Tree by Maria Magdalena Living Ideas

Wow – have a look at this!! Includes a full video tutorial! What a beautiful idea for a Christmas Decoration!


12 Days of Christmas Handprint & Footprint Craft by Healthy Happy Thrifty Family

A great way to celebrate the 12 Days of Christmas – a handprint – or footprint craft for each day!


Christmas Tea Light Holder by Witty Hoots

This is such a wonderful idea for a Christmas Craft! – and you won’t believe what this is made from!! Very Clever!


Craft Stick Dominos by Teach Me Mommy

This is a fantastic way to make your own set of dominos – and what a brilliant idea for a Christmas Themed Family night in!


Nutcracker Preschool Unit by Bambini Travel

A wonderful resource for teaching and learning about The Nutcracker – including books, Literacy activities, Math, Imaginative Play, Cognitive, Gross Motor and more…


Tween Craft & Gift Ideas by Craft Create Calm

Looking for some fantastic gift ideas for Tween Girls – or a great Christmas Craft activity for them? Look no further…


20 Non Toy Gift Ideas by Little Log Cottage School

Stuck for Christmas Gift inspiration – and would rather not include any toys on the shopping list! Here is a great list of non toy gifts for 5 – 9 year olds!


The night of Las Posdas by Off The Shelf

“Las Posadas, an old Spanich custom which celebrated Mary and Joesph seeking shelter in Bethlehem on Christmas Eve. This includes a play activity and a Mexican Hot Chocolate & Biscochitos (cookie) Recipe!!!!


12 Days of Christmas Cookies by Broken TeePee

YUM YUM YUM! Three great cookie recipes for holiday baking! They all would be excellent choices for Holiday cookie trays.


This One thing makes a holiday Memorable! // Spoil My Family

Create extra special Holidays with these brilliant family traditions…


Circuit Tree by Steam Powered Family

Now this is a bright idea!! Science and Christmas in one! Incorporate some learning into your holiday fun with this kids activity!


Felt & Pine Cone Banner by Play Dough & Popsicles

Fantastic Christmas Decoration – frugal and easy to make!! Get the kids to help and turn this into a special family craft project!


Holiday Gifts to Nurture your Child’s Development by Nurture & Thrive

Great holiday gift list that shares toys – all of which will foster creativity and imagination in toddlers and preschoolers.


Kid Made Mason Jar Ornament by Preschool Toolkit

Beautiful Christmas decorations that children are going to love to put together! These also make the best gifts!


Easy Reindeer Ornament by P is for Preschooler

Looking for an easy to make craft – that can double up as a very cute Christmas Tree Ornament! This is the one!!


Christmas Cutting Tray by Cutting Tiny Bites

Do your kids LOVE to cut everything? This is the perfect quiet Christmas activity for them – and without even knowing it – they are learning!!


Toddler Made Candy Cane Ornament by Nerdy Mama

You need 3 ingredients to make this great little craft – Peppermint Play Dough + Vanilla Play Dough + 1 Toddler!! Recipes for the Play Dough  included!!


Toddler Made Gift Tags by My Bored Toddler

Homemade gift tags are always appreciated – and it is great to have a practical purpose to a craft activity! These can – and should – be made by the dozen!!


Rudolph the Red – Nosed Reindeer by Raising Little Superheros

Recycled Craft to add a little magic to Christmas! All you need is a shiny nose!


Danish Christmas Heart Craft by Mama in the Now

This beautiful Christmas Decoration adds something special to your tree and is also a fantastic Craft Activity – for everyone! There is a free printable template included! Hint… it is not as difficult as it looks!


Top 10 Christmas Gifts for Teen Girls by Good Things Realized

Created by a two teenage girls… you can not go wrong with this awesome gift list – full of ideas for the young lady in your life!!


The Best Holiday Sales on Handmade Goods // Pop Shop America

You can get the most awesome gifts imaginable that are handmade by thoughtful makers, unusual artists, and fun loving crafters. These sales will only last through the holidays of 2015!


Easy to Make Advent Calendar by Peakle Pie

Are you wanting to avoid the candy and chocolate filled advent calendars this year?  Do you want a simple way to count down the days to Christmas?  This is perfect!


The Ultimate List of Gift Ideas for Kids with Special Needs // Such a Time is This

This is a fantastic Christmas Gift Wish List addressing children with all kinds of interests and needs! Definitely worth checking out!


Gift Worthy Games from My Little Poppies

We love board games – it is such a great way for families to come together! Have a look at some good ideas!


Christmas Peanut Butter Patties from The Resourceful Mama

NO BAKE – these Christmas cookies are wonderfully MORISH!… and easy to make! You are going to want to make a bunch of these!!



These cute mice ornaments are perfect for the Christmas Tree – Stockings or as gift wrap toppers!

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Story Book Gingerbread House // Books and Giggles

Crafts paired with story books are wonderful as they bring the activity alive! This beautiful craft is based on the story book Gingerbread Mouse – definitely something you have to make – and read!


DiY Christmas Wrapping Paper from Raising Knights and Fairies

Made from Recycles Paper this Christmas craft is not only a fantastic activity – but home made wrapping paper makes gifts extra special!

Chocolate Play Dough - For the perfect Kids Christmas Activity

Chocolate Play Dough Reindeer from Emma Owl

Made with REAL Cocoa Powder – this sensory activity for kids will keep them busy for hours = and the WHOLE house will smell of chocolate!!

Christmas Fine Motor Craft

Christmas Fine Motor Craft from Montessori Nature

Incorporate learning as you make these fantastic decorations for your Christmas Tree.

Tray Centered Christmas Trees

Tray Chic Tradition from DomestiKate

This is a beautiful and very clever alternative to Christmas Tree Decorating! Definitely worth taking a peek if you are looking for something a little different this year!


Christmas Ornament Memory Book

This is such a clever idea to keep and remember all those special Christmas Ornaments! Including Free Book Printables…

Looking for more Jingle Bells and Ho Ho Ho?

Here is a whole sleigh full of Christmas Ideas and Inspiration…

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