At PACS Christmas is our favourite time of year. Here are a few of our favourite Christmas reads, crafts and recipes to give you an idea
of what we will be doing this December!
This year we will be helping the children to write a letter to Santa! We will also read “Dear Santa” by Rod Campbell to our toddlers at story time. It’s the follow-up to the classic Dear Zoo. Our toddlers love to lift the flaps to unwrap each present, until Santa finds the perfect present. The repeating phrases are ideal for a pre-reader. Another favourite is “How the Grinch stole Christmas” by Dr Suess. Its rhymed verses and unique illustrations make it a fun for parents to read aloud to their children.
Remember paper doilies? They make the perfect stencil for snowflakes. For one of PACS Christmas crafts we simply secure the doily to a paper plate with paper clips. Toddlers apply paint usually dark blue using a sponge. Then they simply peel off the doily to reveal the snowflake pattern. A perfect short winter craft for toddlers. Another fun craft is painting pinecones to make mini-Christmas trees. Toddlers paint a pinecone using green paint and then add glitter and sequins to decorate. Its also great fun to find your own pinecone if you can make it to the woods for a winter walk with the family.
Sensory Storytime will have lots of glitter, sparkle, fairies, elves and snowman and at Cooking Club we will make Christmas cookie jars as gifts for the family. Whether they are store bought or homemade, toddlers love decorating Christmas cookies with icing and sprinkles. In fact, some of their creations have more sprinkles than biscuit. We’ll also be making Bread & Butter pudding. Always a firm favourite.
We hope you can join us at our sessions this December to get into the Christmas spirit. Or try these stories, crafts and recipe ideas at home.
Whether you are celebrating your baby’s first Christmas or have excited toddlers and pre-schoolers who are beginning to understand the magic of Christmas, we wish you a wonderful Christmas.
In the eyes of children, we find the joy of Christmas; in their hearts we find the meaning.
Take a look below at our weekly schedule!
Totally Toddlers – 10.00 – 12.00pm
Mid Harbours Family Centre. Come join us for
Storytime, craft and play.
Bumps & Babies – Wednesdays 9.30am – 12pm
The Living Room Café (Methodist Church). Our regular social catch up for parents to be and babies in a home from home atmosphere. This is a relaxed session where parents can meet up with their young babies to enjoy a cup of tea, make friends and talk about the highs and lows of parenting.
Cooking Club – Wednesday & Friday 12.30 – 2.15pm
The Methodist Church. A fun session aimed at toddlers aged from 2.5 upwards giving children the chance to make and try different foods. Booking required.
Sensory Story Time – Thursdays 1.00 – 2.00pm
The Methodist Church. Come join us for some interactive Story Time Fun! Different themes every week!
Diddy Discoverers – Fridays 9.45 -11.45am
The Methodist Church. Come join us for free play, story time and song time fun!
Monthly Craft Clubs
Ages 2.5 upwards. Details will be announced on our