Tis the season to be jolly!

How are you teaching your little Groovy Adventurer the true meaning of Christmas?

With Silly Season hot on our heels, it’s easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of tinsel, glitter, gifts, wrapping paper and party planning! Many moms dread this looooooong school holidays because not only do we have to keep our little ones occupied, we have to do it on a tight budget due to Christmas gifts and new school gear over the next 2 months that we need to be saving for!

We encourage you to try step out of the rat race that can so often leave us feeling overwhelmed and inadequate and change your perception from being negative about this time and rather dig a bit deeper for the true meaning of Christmas with your family.

For even the tiniest of Groovy Adventurers Christmas can be a time of new sensations. Why not make up a *Christmas Sensory Tub* for your little baby!

Fill an old ice cream container or shoe box with a few of the Christmas tree decorations which often have lovely textures. Tinsel, tree ornaments etc. make for an interesting find when digging in their sensory tub and can also be enjoyed after bath time during their massage. Gently tickle the soles of the feet and the palms of the hands with the various Christmas textures!

Gift wrap can be so expensive and just gets torn to pieces and chucked in the recycle bin by excited little hands at Christmas time. Why not spend some time with your Groovy Adventurer making *homemade Christmas gift wrap*. Use brown paper and spruce it up with paint, glitter pens or stamps. I like sticking large piece up against the wall at my girls’ eye level and letting them get creative, this way I know I am strengthening their shoulder muscles at the same time!

Gone are the days of designer trees and decorations. My girls adore having their own ornaments on the tree. Each year we make more *homemade Christmas tree decorations*.


*Nativity scenes* of all shapes and sizes are always fun and are a great way to share the true Christmas story! We made this one last year with homemade *Christmas Crackers*. Each Christmas cracker had a member of the nativity scenes rolled up into it and then the person who got him could stick their character into the Stable!


There are many many ways to make this holiday and Christmas season a fun, family filled time without breaking the bank! (see <http://www.pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=christmas%20crafts%20for%20kids%20to%20make&rs=ac&len=15> for more ideas!

We are looking so forward to having loads of Groovy Fun discovering more truths behind Christmas with our little ones and filling our home with all their creative projects!

Can’t wait to see some pics of our Groovy Adventurer families having Groovy Fun together this jolly season!

Season’s greetings to you all!!!!

Lourdes xoxo

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