Christmas

Books that Make Great Christmas Gifts for Kids from waddleeahchaa.com

Week at a Glance: Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: $25 Amazon Gift Card Books that Make Great Christmas Gifts for Kids Books for Kids who Like Imaginative Story Telling Books for Kids who Like to Build and Make Things Books for Kids who Like Funny Stories Books for Kids who Like Numbers, Math and Trivia […]

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The Story of Baby Jesus: FREE printable book from waddleeahchaa.com

Week at a Glance: Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: Tomie dePaloa’s Book of Bible Stories Writing the Story of Baby Jesus with Children “The Story of Baby Jesus” FREE printable book (blank version) “The Story of Baby Jesus” FREE printable book  (illustrated version) Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: Tomie dePaloa’s Book of Bible Stories Why […]

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Snowflakes Tutorial, Art & Crafts and FREE Printables from waddleeahchaa.com

Week at a Glance Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: Ken Libbrecht’s Field Guide to Snowflakes Tutorial “The Right Way to Make a Paper Snowflake” Ten Little Snowflakes Song Adaptation and FREE printable book Snowflake arts and crafts Disney’s Frozen – Movie Review Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: Ken Libbrecht’s Field Guide to Snowflakes Why we […]

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Looking for an easy Christmas treat? The kiddos and I combined our supper easy mini cheesecake recipe with strawberry hats to create these ultra cute and tasty Mini Santa Cheesecakes for our friends and neighbors. I like simple, especially this time of year. Who am I kidding, when it comes to baking, I keep it […]

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Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: Sticker Dolly Dressing Around the World by Emily Bone (Author), Vicker Arrowsmith (Illustrator) Why we love this Book: It’s Christmas the season of giving. Books under the Christmas tree are a must! This Usborne Activity book is a fun twist on the children’s literature we typically GIVE AWAY each week. […]

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NO, this does NOT say Whimsy . . . Our waddlee-ah-chaa philosophy says it all . . . I like to keep life simple! When it comes to Christmas lights I like white, tiny lights that sparkle like snow. Not too many but just enough to say, “Yes, we know it’s Christmas and yes we […]

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Post image for ZOOB Building Set: Christmas Toy Review and GIVEAWAY

Christmas Toy Review and GIVEAWAY of the week: ZOOB Building Set Considering the fact that we have a son who has earned the nickname MacGyver, I guess it will not be a surprise to anyone that he has quite a few building sets. Of course he has a big tub of Legos, K”Nex, Uberstix, Snap […]

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Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: 12 Days of Christmas by Barbi Sido Why we love this book: The simplicity! I have several beautifully illustrated 12 Days of Christmas books. But when I found this version of the 12 Days of Christmas, I immediately fell in love with its simplicity. The book does not repeat the […]

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Christmas Toy Review GIVEAWAY of the Week: Zoomorphs Set We first stumbled upon Zoomorphs in one of those upscale type children’s stores we rarely patron. But on this day, Miss Enigma had courageously faced her yearly check-up and SHOTS! You have no idea what a feat this was (or maybe you do). In an effort […]

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Operation Christmas Child Birthday Celebration Packing Party! Operation Christmas Child National Collection Week is November 17 – 24, 2013 Last week, Miss Enigma celebrated her 6th birthday. While she sports a quite feisty, funny and strong-willed personality, she is an extremely giving and compassionate child. I wanted to honor her compassionate spirit by celebrating her […]

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Post image for Easy Photo Christmas Ornaments Made by Children

It’s time for new ornaments! My parents, bless their hearts, are still decorating their Christmas tree with faded construction paper ornaments I made in the 3rd grade. I understand these are sentimental decorations; however, they were never cute or creative. They were purple dittos run-off by my teachers on construction paper and I simply cut […]

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Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: The Handiest Things in the World by Andrew Clements Photographs by Raquel Jaramillo Why we love this book: We’re often asked how we select the books we GIVE AWAY at waddlee-ah-chaa. It’s quite simple, we love books and we’re always on the look out for books. There’s no method to […]

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This book is my personal copy of The Gingerbread Man from when I was a little girl. Everyday after lunch, my sister Jennifer and I would crawl into bed with our Mama. She would read us two story books and then it was afternoon nap time. The Gingerbread Man was one of my favorites. Fast […]

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Post image for Puss in Boots Christmas Dance Music: Amazon Gift Card GIVEAWAY

Back in October, Miss Enigma suffered a scary playground fall and concussion. The recovery was a bit slow and tedious. In an attempt to get her out of her concussion funk, we decided we needed to get her out of the house but we also needed to keep her nice and quiet. So off we […]

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Christmas GIVEAWAY of the Week: Two Handcrafted Star Ornaments made by Buck Pottery in Gruene, Texas A melted glass marble created the unique sparkling glaze of these one-of-a-kind ornaments. The cracked glass of the marble twinkles in the lights of the Christmas tree. They are just lovely. Last Christmas, I shared the details of how […]

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Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: The Night Before Christmas Performed by Peter, Paul and Mary Written by Clement C. Moore Paintings by Eric Puybaret Why we love this book: There is one word for this book, ENCHANTING! Where do I start? The classic poem? The magical illustrations? Or the absolutely, lovely performance by Peter, Paul […]

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Christmas Toy Review GIVEAWAY of the Week: The Scrambled States of America Package Including Game and Books! Why we love this Christmas gift: Oh my gosh, MacGyver is in love with this game. I never thought such a simple game could be so much fun and teach children so many basic facts about the 50 […]

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Post image for In a Pickle: Christmas Toy Review & GIVEAWAY

We’re GIVING AWAY: In a Pickle by Gamewright Shhhh! Don’t tell your children. They will be using their reading and thinking skills when playing this game. Shhhh! They might even learn something. Shhhh! Don’t let them in on our little secret. Shhhh! They’ll think this game is a fun Christmas present. Why our family likes […]

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Post image for Christmas Toy Review & GIVEAWAY: Rivers, Roads and Rails

We are GIVING AWAY one Rivers, Roads & Rails Game Now that Halloween is over and the children are coming down from their sugar-high, it is unbelievably time to start shopping for Christmas gifts. This week we are starting our annual Christmas Toy Recommendations and GIVEAWAYS. Our goal is to share FUN educational toys that […]

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You’ll want to steal this special Christmas Tradition for your children. I did! I totally stole this idea from my sister Jennifer. Every Christmas, Saint Nick leaves a special ornament for each of the children in their stockings. Above are the “Baby’s First Christmas” ornaments both MacGyver and Miss Enigma received. Each year I unpack […]

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In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” Acts 20:35 Food banks across America are reporting record numbers of people in need of food. As you shop […]

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