One of Ant’s sons from his first marriage, Jervais, left a Where’s Santa book (like the Where’s Wally) for the children when he moved into his own place.
The kids love it. There’s a long list on every page of objects to find, as well as finding the real Santa.
They took it in turns to find the objects and helped each other if they got stuck, by giving little clues.
It was a lovely end to the day and made a nice change from the usual bedtime story 🙂
Another activity was to read our bedtime story by candlelight. I set up all the candles and KayCee found the next story in the Christmas book I bought from the works. It’s a really lovely book. It has a mixture of stories and Christmas Carols and we’ve used it every night since the 1st December.
At the moment, we’re singing the 12 Days of Christmas very regularly because the girls want to be able to sing it without having to follow the words from the book!
One of their favourite activities so far has to be the ice cream sundae activity! I put out pieces of dried apricot, sultanas, banana whip, sliced banana, golden sprinkles, marshmallows, chocolate sauce and of course, ice cream.
We topped it off with squirty cream and I have to admit that they were delicious. Good job it was Friday and I’d lost weight so I could have my treat!
Ella loved making the sundae but her tummy was too little to let her eat much of it!
They’ve all asked if we can make them again, to which I said yes, of course, but it has to be a very occasional treat. We couldn’t have all those sweet things in one dish every week!