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Stories from Very Young – a Candy Cane
Sweets are on the tree. You can reach them from up high. There are cakes, cupcakes and a lot of other types (that’s what she said – types). My favorite kind is a chocolate cupcake (which she happened to be eating while narrating the story) that is coming to my mouth right now like a train – choo-choo-choo. Candy canes are on the tree too. Look, mama, this package on the table looks just like a candy cane, and it has a pattern too – red, white and pink. I snapped one candy cane today and ate a piece. It was sweet, but spicy. I don’t like spicy. I like chocolate best.
Books with Christmas SweetsIn our house there is always time for books, even on crazy days!
We first learned about Minerva Louise series by Janet Morgan Stocke from the post on Tired, Need Sleep. We read several books since then with mixed results, but Smarty really liked Minerva Louise on Christmas Eve. She laughed a lot at Minerva’s interactions with Santa Claus. The book is also nicely short and perfect for the quick read. It’s currently our chosen “potty book” :)
The Sweetest Christmas Golden Book ties nicely with the topic of Christmas sweets. We got it in the library on Saturday, and it was requested several times. Considering that we have about 15 Christmas books floating around, it’s definitely a hit. The story is simple and appeals to Smarty’s sense of fairness. Pooh gave presents and then he got even more presents in return – a perfect situation in her world. Believe me, I am working hard on that “joy of giving” message, but at 3 year old, she is still very much about the joy of getting.
Candy Cane Science
- Dissolving candy canes from Lemon Lime Adventures
- Candy cane foam dough from Fun at Home with Kids
- Bending Candy Canes from Preschool Powohl Pockets
- Candy Cane Slime from Little Bins from Little Hands
- Peppermint scented candy cane playdough from Learn with Play at Home
- Crystal candy cane from Little Bins from Little Hands
Your TurnDo your kids enjoy taste of candy canes?
More Christmas Ideas for KidsFrom my blog:
Christmas Pinterest board.