Issue 15 – Christmas Entertainment
Here is a sample of the contents from Issue 15, with dozens of great ideas to help keep your children entertained this Christmas. This bumper issue is packed with dozens of great seasonal crafts and activities for you and your children to enjoy, including cards and decorations to make for Christmas, crafts from around the world (this month Russia) and ideas to help celebrate Hanukkah and Saint Lucia Day. There’s 50 Top Tips for a Crafty Christmas and a fabulous Toy Review of this year’s latest toys and games – including a chance to WIN a super hamper of toys. Plus all the regular sections, such as Reading Corner, ‘4 ways with . . .’ and £100’s of fabulous books & toys to be won!
0 – 5 years
Concentrating on texture and sensory stimulation, projects in this group include:
IT’S RUDOLPH! – Make your own Rudolph antlers and red nose – perfect for a Christmas play..
CHRISTMAS TREE LOLLIES – Festive biscuits with a difference, great to wrap up and give away as gifts.
PAPER PLATE SNOWMAN – Help co-ordination skills with a simple-to-make Christmas character.
HANDPRINT SANTA CARD – A fun Christmas card guaranteed to bring a smile to all who receive it.
YOU’RE A STAR! – Take simple star shapes and turn them into some fun decorations.
PRESENTS IN THE SACK – A festive game to help with letter learning and word recognition.
CHRISTMAS WREATHS – Paper plate wreaths made with pasta shapes and tissue paper.
ICE MOBILES – Watch children’s faces as the ice shapes melt and reveal a hidden secret!
5 – 7 years
Fun crafting projects to make with children in Key Stage 1, include:
FUNKY CHRISTMAS CARDS – Turn colourful shapes into stylish Christmas cards.
WINTER GAMES & ACTIVITIES – Beat those winter blues with some old-fashioned children’s fun and games.
RUDOLPH REIGNS! – Make a Rudolph card and treat pot to give to someone special.
SCRAPPY CHRISTMAS – Recycled decorations that are as green as your Christmas tree.
TUBULAR SURPRISES – Take a cardboard tube and turn it into a crafty Christmas Character.
NATIVITY FINGER PUPPETS – Children will love to use these special finger puppets in this year’s Nativity.
CLOTHES PEG ANGELS – Create some cute angels from just a few simple crafting supplies.
7 – 11 years
Great ideas for older kids to make and do:
LIGHT BULB SNOWMEN – Recycle old light bulbs and turn them into some funky decorations.
SAINT LUCIA DAY – Learn all about how the Scandinavians start their Christmas celebrations.
CHRISTMAS SPARKLE – Help children with their modelling skills with some cute FIMO decorations.
STAMP IT YOURSELF! – Become a stamp-it-yourself sensation with our great guide on how to make your own home-made stamps.
CRAFTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD – RUSSIA – Creative projects to help children understand Russian history and culture.
CHRISTMAS CANDLES – Take a cardboard cheese box and tube and turn them into a festive centrepiece.
HAPPY HANUKKAH! – Celebrate the Jewish Festival of Lights with facts, activities and projects.
In addition to these, there are plenty of other great ideas and projects, plus a great selection of books reviewed in Reading Corner and prize giveaways worth £100’s.