The Holidays are here. Gather your smallest helpers round the table. Share traditional stories and rhyme. Sing songs in celebration of the season. Hang the twinkle lights. It’s time for all things Merry and Bright.

Create. Cut paper snowflakes to hang in windows, bake gingerbread, fashion a snowman from play dough. Adorn with buttons from a Grandmother’s Button Tin.

Communicate. Share Family Traditions. Build connection through stories of resilience and joy. Express gratitude.

We’re a collective of souls, as strong as the weakest among us. Think of others. Be a shoulder to lean on, a hand in the dark. Be kind. Find moments of calm. Pause. Reflect. Donate to a Food Bank. Share gently used items with local Shelters. Build your collective of heart, acknowledging we beat better as one. Be a Secret Santa. Shop local.

You are loved. May the beauty of the season, remain in your heart, all year round.

This Holiday Activity is perfect for The Little Hands and Hearts in Life.

You need,

•air dry clay (Crayola- White) or a Salt and Dough Recipe

https://shop.crayola.com/modeling-compounds/clay

• a baking sheet to allow the clay to dry (Line with paper towel to absorb any moisture from the clay.)

• a rollling pin

• seasonal cookie cutters (We chose a star, heart, and snowflake: Wish, Love, Magic!)

• a straw to poke a hole into the shape

• paint (Craft Acrylic)

• twine to thread

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Allow two to three days of dry time, depending on the thickness of your shape.

String and knot the shapes to form a garland. Hang shapes individually from a willow branch or tree. Place into a glass bowl or scatter round the table. A simple centre piece. Place one or three shapes into a brown paper bag. Tie with twine. Slip a snip of evergreen beneath the knot. Gift to another.

Stay tuned to view our finished project.

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Anna G. Watson

~ write like a painter

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