Can you believe Christmas is right around the corner. Didn’t school just start? Nope, Thanksgiving is next week…NEXT WEEK! Once Thanksgiving comes the radio starts with the Christmas Carols, and people start decorating trees.
One of our family traditions, is that each night of advent, an elf visits our house. He is pretty sneaky, but if you can find him when you wake, you’ll find a surprise that he left for you. In our house the elf might leave a piece of candy for both Alligator and Monkey, or he might leave a small toy, or a book, or an art activity for us to do together.
Another tradition is our countdown calendar. Normally it is just a piece of paper with a Christmas tree on it. The kids take turns marking down the days till Christmas.
We live to give back as well. I think it is good to show the kids how important it is to give to others. So on our eating out night, instead of going to our favorite restaurant. We eat a pbj, and then take the kids to Wal-Mart, where we spend the money we would have spent on eating out, and we buy toys for those who are less fortunate than us.
One of the other favorite things to do around Christmas is to visit the stores, and see what is new this year. Hasbro has a product called KRE-O and they are building sets.
Hear are my top 3 reasons why the Kre-o would be a great gift for someone on your Christmas List.
1. Transformers!!! Do you have a transformer fan in your family…Ugh…YES! Well they have several sets some that are basic (and therefore easier for the younger child, around six) to complex.
This is one of the easier sets, and Monkey will flip when this is under our tree.
2. These blocks will work with other leading block sets that are out there. So you don’t have to keep them separate, and you don’t have to worry that your little builder will get frustrated when he/she tries to make additions to Bumble-bee with blocks he/she already has.
3.The cost! The sets run from $7.99 and up. So this isn’t a huge investment. I mean really, who doesn’t need to manage their budget these days. And this will fit right in!
You can check out Kre-o at http://www.hasbro.com/kre-o/en_US/, while your letting your turkey settle this week. Then get ready for Christmas with some new, and some favorite holiday traditions!
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