Christmas Break Fun

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Our homeschooling winter break has officially started!    Though practicing skills with last minute shopping, crafting, baking, parties, and parts in a  Christmas play, the learning doesn’t stop.

Since studies won’t be mandatory, our thoughts can be focused on Christmas, fun, and playing Santa, (We decided when our oldest was young not to encourage a “belief” in Santa, but to encourage idea and play of Santa.  We each  draw a name and are responsible for filling  that family members stocking, wrapping a gift or two and eating the cookies left out.)

Without lessons, my kids will no doubt be asking for extra computer time.  I found these fun “Santa” sites for the kids to play on.

Track Santa on the map, play interactive games and more  http://www.noradsanta.org/

Join Raymond the Reindeer for a tour of the North Pole, short stories, and interactive games  http://www.northpole.com/

A wonderful selection of Christmas themed games  http://www.primarygames.com/holidays/christmas/games.php

The “Naughty or Nice ” rating from this site may not be accurate because this is what Santa said about me, “Nicer than nice. A real champ! I was really proud of all the hard work that went towards changing those “naughty” habits of last year. Treated friends nicely and was exceptionally honest (which happens to be one of my favorite traits!) It’s amazing what a good old fashioned “I’m sorry!” can do for a rating. Keep up the good work!”   http://www.claus.com/naughtyornice/index.php

Claus.com has many other activities including an updated North Pole weather forecast, attend “Elf School” and earn your diploma, and more activities   http://www.claus.com/village.php

Christmas Jokes for Kids  https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/christmas-jokes

All of our Christmas fun won’t be from the computer, but will come from just being together as a family.  These game ideas are great for that special family time http://www.blessedbeyondadoubt.com/printable-christmas-party-games-for-teens/

Have a Very Merry Christmas Break!

betty jo

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