Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Littles Learning Link Up: Keeping Christ in Christmas Round Up

Welcome to Littles Learning Link Up. Each month you will find:
  • A seasonal round-up (toward the beginning of the month)
  • A guest post featuring crafts, activities, tips, snack ideas or other early childhood topics. (toward the end of the month)
  • Posts where I share what I have been up to with my preschoolers and/or early elementary children (including occasional highlight posts where I share how we used ideas that have been linked up here on Littles Learning Link Up).
Each week, I will host a link up, where you can share either what you have been up to recently, or old posts that may go with the theme.  Feel free to link up more than one post.

Each week I will continue to feature a couple of posts from those that have been linked up. 

I hope you will continue to share your wonderful posts, and I hope you will find something new to try with your child.

It would be great for everyone to stop by and visit the other linked-up posts as well. Check them out, leave some comments, pin those that interest you. Let's make this a real party and socialize with each other.

It's time for this month's Round Up

I really can't believe it is December already. Thanksgiving is past and we are looking forward to celebrating the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. For this month's round up, I wanted to focus on crafts and activities to help us focus on that holy event. How do you keep Christ in Christmas? I would love to hear your ideas (in the comments below) or see your posts (linked up in the linky). Don't worry, you can share your other posts to in the linky as usual. I have no intention of limiting what can be shared, but I would love to get some new ideas to use with the children. Now, onto this month's round up.

Keeping Christ in Christmas Round Up

Let's start with some fun Advent ideas.

The First Week of Advent from Tots and Me...Growing Up Together
Printable Alphabet Advent Calendar from Mrs. Karle's Sight and Sound Reading
Christ Centered Advent for Preschoolers from Tales of Beauty for Ashes

How about some fun Nativity ideas.

Journey to Bethlehem (Small World Play) from Adventures in Mommydom
Felt Nativity Scene from Mama Smiles
We Play Nativity from Planet Smarty Pants

DIY Nativity Costumes from Let's Get Together
Free Nativity Pack 2 from 3 Dinosaurs
Nativity Chalk Silhouette from The Chaos and The Clutter

Here are some Baby Jesus Crafts (plus a snack).

Birth of Jesus Lesson with Baby Jesus Craft from Adventures in Mommydom
Step by Step Nativity Ornament from Something 2 Offer
Baby Jesus Haystacks from Tots and Me...Growing Up Together
Nativity Craft - Baby Jesus Ornament from Mrs. Jones' Creation Station

Here Are Some Great Miscellaneous Ideas
(That didn't really fit in the other categories.)

Christmas Story Bracelet and Poem from Adventures in Mommydom

Christian Christmas Books for Children from The Jenny Evolution 
Nativity Books for Little Learners from Mrs. Jones' Creation Station
3 Ways to Keep Christ in Christmas for Your Kids from Christian Montessori Network
The Jesus Gift from Let's Get Together

Animal's Christmas Carol Craft from Adventures in Mommydom
Birthday Cake for Jesus from Tots and Me...Growing Up Together
Advent Lessons (Baby Jesus in a Manger plus more) from Tots and Me...Growing Up Together
24 Christ Centered Christmas Books for Advent from Tales of Beauty for Ashes
The Legend of the Candy Cane from right here on Tots and Me...Growing Up Together

Now onto:

Littles Learning Link Up Features

On my last Toddler Idea Tuesday post, there were 23 wonderful posts linked up. 
I will be picking one randomly selected post to share, plus the top clicked-on posts.

  Don't forget to stop by other posts that are linked up. See what catches your eye, stop by, pin the post to a relevant board, and perhaps leave a comment to let the author of the blog know you have been by for a visit. I know I appreciate others commenting and letting me know they have read my posts, so I am sure others do too.

This week's randomly selected post is:

My Bored Toddler shared Winter Activities for Toddlers.

Here is the top clicked-on post:

Tara from Homeschool Preschool shared Family Game Night Preschool Gift Guide.

Don't miss this giveaway!

I recently reviewed this adorable children's book that helps children learn about friendship and perseverance. Don't miss your chance to enter for your chance to win. Giveaway ends December 19th and is open to US residents only. 

Join the Party!

I would love to have you join in this week! What sort of activities do you do with your young children? Do you have some favorite activities you would like to share? I invite you to link up below. I will be pinning posts on my Toddler Ideas or other relevant board, and I would love to feature some of the activities each week from what is linked up.

Please know I may share a picture from your post and link back to it, along with sharing how we used your idea in our school time, if applicable. By linking up you are giving me permission to use a picture from your post. I will ALWAYS give credit and link back. Additionally, if you choose to try out any of the ideas with your child, please make sure you give credit where credit is due.

Linky will be open through Sunday night, to give me time to check out all the posts and get the Features organized. Please take the time to visit some of the other wonderful posts linked up.


I will be linking up at:
Hip Homeschooling


  1. Those are all great ideas! I agree that we need to teach our children about the true meaning of Christmas. Have a wonderful week!

  2. Golly, I must've done it again and totally missed where you were looking for Advent/Keep Christ in Christmas ideas...I have a whole series of posts and a free printable with kind of an Advent/Christmas calendar found at http://syncopatedmama.blogspot.com/2014/11/celebrating-season-faith-and-fun-for.html I sure don't know how I keep missing these things, but oh well. Anyway, I loved all the links you shared and hope you're having a fantastic week!


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