Ahhh. Tis the season for hot (in this case, warm) cocoa, gingerbread, and stories. This past week, we started the weekend on the right foot with great seasonal stories followed by a “gingerbread” craft where the kids decorated their own gingerbread boy or girl foam ornament to take home.
Here’s the rundown on the stories we used:
Llama Llama Holiday Drama by Anna Dewdney. I just love all the Llama Llama books, and kids do too because they can definitely empathize with Llama. In this book Llama Llama has a very long time to wait, and wait, and wait some more for it to be Christmas. And there’s so much to do before the big day! Mama Llama, as usual, is sure to remind Llama Llama what the season (and Mama Llama love) is all about.
Gingerbread Mouse by Katy Bratum. When Mouse loses her home, she has to find a new one, and fast! She finds a temporary home in a Gingerbread House, but will it last beyond the holidays? Maybe a certain jolly stranger will save the day for Mouse.
Merry Christmas, Big Hungry Bear! By Don and Audrey Wood. Little Mouse is all set for Christmas, complete with a Christmas tree bursting with presents. But there’s only one problem….BIG HUNGRY BEAR! Will Mouse save all the presents for himself or will he be brave enough to face the big hungry bear’s cave? With a surprise ending, this book is a heart warmer.