5 Things to Make For a Christmas Stocking
Getting organised for Christmas now? Want to make a Christmas Stocking that is not stuffed with sweets, candy and chocolate? Are you looking to reduce how much you spend this year, without reducing the fun? Then these ideas are for you! Peakles and I have pulled together our favourite activities, games and ideas to make your stocking full of Christmas fun without costing lots of money!
Mini Picture Frames
These are great for little ones to either to decorate or you can have them already decorated with a photo of their favourite toy, a pop star or family and friends!
Peakles loved making these frames and pictures a few years ago. I have recently discovered a hidden stash of them in our craft cupboard. I will probably team it up with some coloured glitter glue pens and a special photo of her favourite toy!
Homemade Festive Playdough
Peakles loves playdough and I enjoy making it too. There are so many different recipes and ideas for different doughs. This year I am going to make up some festive dough, place it in a small storage jar and add the jar to her stocking.
Click on this link for the 12 Months of Sensory Dough Series for more ideas!
Box of Promises
This is a simple idea and easy to make. Take a small box, some festive paper, plain paper, some ribbon and some glittery festive sequins.
On the small strips of plain paper write some promises to your child. It should be a promise to take them to the park or play their favourite game. How about making a den together or having a DVD movie night? Also add some promises that are more personal too such as stop whatever you are doing for a hug, read a book together or just draw a heart and write on I Love You. Roll these up and tie with ribbon or string.
Next scrunch up pieces of the festive paper, add the scrolls and some glittery sequins. Place all of these things into the box, wrap it up and place it into the stocking. Let your child choose a promise from the box and try to fulfil it as soon as you can!
Homemade Mini Jigsaws
Peakles really enjoys making her own jigsaws! Take a Christmas card from last year or one you have not used this year and find out how we made our own Jigsaws from Greetings Cards. Depending on the age of the child you can add a pair of scissors so that they can cut them out for themselves or have them precut. Place into a decorated envelope and add to their stocking.
Gingerbread Men and a Story
Peakles loves the Gingerbread Man story and she really enjoyed making her own gingerbread men too! To find out what we did click on this link to Making Some Gingerbread Men.
You can either make the gingerbread men with your child over Christmas or have one ready made either shop bought or one you made yourself. Buy the gingerbread man story to go with your biscuit and settle down with a glass of milk for a great read with your youngster!
We hope that these ideas have given you a chance to see that your Christmas stocking does not have to be stuffed full of chocolate or cheap plastic toys. Instead, it can be a great chance to share some time with your kids without spending a fortune too!
2015 Festive Family Holiday Hop & Gift Guide Giveaway
Peakles and I are feeling very festive and wanted to bring some more great Christmas ideas to you all. We are joining in with other fantastic bloggers for the Festive Family Holiday Hop! Click on the links below to find out what everyone else has been doing this year!
PLUS we have the free to enter Gift Guide Giveaway at the end of this post. Lots of fantastic giveaway prizes for all the family to help make your perfect festive holiday this year!
Ten Tips for a Joy Filled and Stress Free Holiday with Your Family from Bare Feet on the Dashboard
The Ultimate Guide to Having Kind Kids This Christmas from Bits of Positivity
Christmas Sensory Play Ideas from Adventures of Adam
Gingerbread Play Dough from The Gingerbread House
Glitter Pinecones from Peace But Not Quiet
10 Exciting Toys To Encourage Learning for 3-4 Year Old Kids from Play Dough and Popsicles
Christmas Crafts for Toddlers from Kidz Activities
DIY Hot Chocolate Kit from Taking Care of Monkey Business
Gifts Kids Can Make from Simply Vicki
Christmas Yoga from Kids Yoga Stories
Gifts That Last All Year from Local Busy Bees
10 Idea for Festive Table Decoration from La Cité des Vents
Christmas Tree Decoration and Card from Castle View Academy
Book-Toy Gift Sets for Preschoolers from P is for Preschooler
DIY Gift: Science Kit for Kids! from Preschool Powol Packets
Christmas Poems to Color from Are We There Yet?
5 Things to Make For a Christmas Stocking from Peakle Pie
The Frugal Family Gift that Keeps On Giving from Kimie Pruessner Photography
Christmas Hand and Foot Print Crafts from Play & Learn Everyday
20 Non-Candy Stocking Stuffers for Boys and Girls from Non Toy Gifts
10 Silly Gifts For Your Kids this Christmas from Witty Hoots
Mom’s Holiday Wish List (Give This List to Your Husband) from The Realistic Mama
5 Awesome Ways to Completely Revamp Your Home This Holiday Season from Tidbits of Experience
Enter the 2015 Festive Family Holiday Hop & Gift Guide Giveaway HERE!
To find out more follow this link to Bare Feet on the Dashboard’s Page!