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December Acts of Kindness

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If you’ve been trying to think of ways to get your kiddos involved in acts of service or kindness, look no further! I’ve got you covered with 16 activities – 4 per week – for you to do with your children.

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Download the printable strips, cut them out, and choose how you want to reveal them to your kiddos.   If you don’t want to print them, you could write them on a calendar to plan ahead when you will do each one.

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Download here:

December Acts of Kindness

I put ours in a cute, little stocking.

I hung it in our kitchen, and I’ll let the girls take turns choosing one out of the stocking. If it happens to be something we can’t do that day (ie: take coffee to a teacher on Saturday), we will just re-draw.

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I hope you are able to use this with your kiddos! I would love to hear other ways you are spreading kindness and Christmas cheer this month!

Gift Ideas For 4-Year-Old Girls

After making a gift guide for my 6-year-old and 8-year-old, I thought I may as well do it for the other two girls! These are all items that my girls currently have, but are played with the most by my preschooler.

She received these last year for Christmas and all of the girls get them out to play with pretty often! The little rubbery pieces just pop together. You can make bracelets, rings, necklaces, and crowns!

 

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The most-played-with toy of all time in our house is Magnetiles. The real Magnetiles are pretty expensives, so we usually buy the off-brand. We have 2-3 different brands and they all hold together really well! One Christmas, we bought some windows, small rectangles, and a piece to make a car.

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My 4-year-old is obsessed with every Look & Find book we own. She will probably be getting another one this year because I am bored of doing Minnie’s Look & Find at bedtime!!

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We have a few different sets of these Memory games. Definitely a fun past time for all of the girls!

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I can’t count how many times we have played tic-tac-toe on this little board this week alone!

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Kinetic Sand is more messy than Play-Doh, but it’s super cool how it molds and falls apart at the same time.

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Breckyn does a puzzle a day and especially likes these floor puzzles!

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This little cash register is perfect for playing store!

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We have had a couple of these and they’re a lot of fun for preschool age. They have to match the sticker to certain spots on the page.

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Girls like Legos too!

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Gift Ideas for an 8-year-Old Girl

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I am an Amazon Prime shopper 100%. My memory isn’t as good as it once was, BUT I believe almost all of my Christmas gifts were purchased from Amazon last year. I like being able to find the best price and the “You might also like . . .” feature is amazing for gift ideas.

Below are a few ideas I am considering as Christmas gifts for my oldest daughter…

She is very into making things right now….you know, the “s” word. Dare I say it? Slime.  I’m ready for them to move on from the slime fad, so maybe buying her a bath bomb kit might help?

 

She loves journals and diaries. I have purchased a few in the past that have fun questions and prompts, which were her favorite. This looked like something my journal-loving girl would enjoy:

 

Every girl needs some smelly gel pens to go along with her journal.

 

This summer, she was very interested in trying out her cousin’s guitar so we have been throwing that idea around. We probably wouldn’t purchase off Amazon, but putting this here as an idea!

 

How to draw with step-by-step directions…

We already have this book, but it is worth mentioning incase you don’t own it already. It has been read and reread so many times that the pages are ripping! It’s the best book if your kiddo loves learning and is always asking questions.

I know my 8-year-old would think this book is amazing just because she enjoyed the above book.

All of my girls were obsessed with baking shows on Netflix this summer and decided to have their own baking competition show. I can see her loving to try new, actual recipes!

And to go with the cookbook, an apron!

 

If you missed it, be sure to check out my gift guide for 6-year-olds!

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