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This is a 💚❤️festive DIY name recognition activity where I simply stuck dot stickers on holiday clothespins and wrote🔡 letters of 👦🏼Adrian's name on them. I specifically added a few other letters that are ❌not in his name to make it a little more 📈challenging: like letters 'h' and 'm' which could be 🙈confused with 'n' or 'm.' I then placed dot stickers on a jumbo wooden craft stick spelling his name and offered Adrian to match the clothespins to matching letters. We also discussed Proper nouns, and how his name begins with an upper case "A",and that in the middle of his name, there is a lower case "a" ~ not to 🤔confuse both since at times Adrian would write an uppercase letter in the middle of the word. "Uppercase letter leads the way and all other lowercase letters follow!" I explain.  This is an awesome fine motor control exercise to practice pinching the pegs, and also a great hand-eye coordination activity. And, we are trying to bring a little 🎄holiday spirit to our daily activities as spelling can be quite 😖mundane.
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Double tap ❤️if you liked it and please leave a 💬comment! I L💖VE hearing from you!
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Details and More 🎄Christmas Inspired Activities on my 📃blog  https://www.montessorifromtheheart.com/my-blog/christmas-inspired-101-unit-study-homeschool-holiday-diy-craft-montessori.html .
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Have you joined our 🎄Christmas theme @tagfromtheheart 🙋🏼HOW👉🏻please make sure you are 📲following 
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•✋🏻Sticky 🎄Tree•
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Sticky tape can be an amazing medium for creating crafts and today we are using adhesive tape to create a Christmas 🎄 tree. Simply, cut a square and secure it with another tape to a smooth surface (sticky part  face up). Then, draw a Tree shape and offer your child pom poms to fill in the tree and decorate with colorful "ornaments" (pom poms). This activity is perfect for hand-eye coordination and for developing fine motor control. After filling and decorating the 🎄, Adrian also placed white pom poms around: "Its ❄️snowing Mommy!" I will add a final version to my Stories 💖
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Details and More 🎄Christmas Inspired Activities on my 📃blog  https://www.montessorifromtheheart.com/my-blog/christmas-inspired-101-unit-study-homeschool-holiday-diy-craft-montessori.html .
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Yes, it's 🎄Christmas theme @tagfromtheheart so to join in, please make sure you are 📲following 
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5️⃣Also, don't forget to tag @ both of us so that we get 📍notifications, and we will each announce our ❤️favorites on Sunday, Dec 16th!
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❄️ Frozen ❤️💚Pom Poms•MODIFIED for smaller ones! .

This is a modification on a traditional frozen Pom Poms activity, where you would cover your baking tray with a plastic or we are using food wrap. This adds a new dimension to a sensorial play and it's not as cold for littler hands! And it's Christmas time so I❄️ froze red, green, and white pom Poms! AGES: 6m +
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More 🎄Christmas Inspired Activities on my 📃blog  https://www.montessorifromtheheart.com/my-blog/christmas-inspired-101-unit-study-homeschool-holiday-diy-craft-montessori.html .
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It's CHRISTMAS theme @tagfromtheheart 🏷Be it religious, secular, DIYs, arts and crafts! Tag them all! And I am very 🤗excited to introduce lovely 😍Sarah @2little_lims  to lead this holiday week! Sarah is a 🇦🇺 Mom of 2 boys, and she shares crafts, DIYs, sensory play and other toddler and baby play based learning ideas that will help you keep your little ones happily engaged! Sarah is also a creator of 🎄Christmas PLAY Prompts,so do hop over to check them out!
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 To join in, please make sure you are 📲following 
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5️⃣Also, don't forget to tag @ both of us so that we get 📍notifications, and we will each announce our ❤️favorites on Sunday, Dec 16th!
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No 🎄Christmas Season would be complete without going to see the @hersheypark CandyLane Sweet Lights (👀My 🍫HERSHEY Highlight for📸), AND staying at #HotelHershey is a MUST DO! 🏆winner Of Forbes 🌟🌟🌟🌟Four-Star Award and the AAA 💎 💎💎💎Four-Diamond Award this hotel will make your stay 💫magical and sweet! From 🍫chocolate 🍸cocktails and chocolate spa; hayrides, marshmallow 🔥 roasting, scavenger hunts, Character meetings, Magic shows and tons of fun daily activities for kids, you will not want to leave!
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⚠️UPDATE: we had breakfast 🍳 with 🎅🏻Santa at the Hotel Hershey and children gave him their 📮letters and Santa promised to ✍🏻️write BACK! AND HE DID👍🏻This week we received a 📩letter from ❄️ North Pole😱(if you saw in my Stories 💖).
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The Hotel Hershey, a 1930's Historic Hotel of America, was built by Milton S. Hershey and is situated high atop Pat's Hill overlooking his chocolate factory in the town of Hershey! CURRENT ❗️PROMO: stay 2 nights get 3rd NIGHT FREE!
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BENEFITS: free valet parking & WIFI, free admission to Hershey Gardens, free admission to Hershey Museum. Conveniently located 🛣 2 hrs from Washington DC & 3hr from 🗽NYC.
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What is your favorite hotel❓
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ALSO, see Hershey 🎄✨Sweet Lights, A Holiday Drive-Thru Spectacular to have that great holiday experience with the whole family. Gather your loved ones, pack up the car, and drive in comfort through 600 animated 2 million lights display! All that while enjoying the sounds of the season through a customized 📻 radio broadcast.
Insider Tip: Sweet Lights is open daily with reduced admission Sunday through Thursday.

@TheSweetestPlaceOnEarth has something for everyone! Tag me if you ever visit!
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A round of 👏🏻applause to 🏆winners of 🎅🏻🗓ADVENT theme @tagfromtheheart 🏷 Thanks to all who have joined 😍Soo many fresh and inspiring ideas 💡 were shared with #tagfromtheheart 🏷Below are only some of my ❤️fav 8! Please visit these 🏆accounts and share the 💖love!
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1. @free_range_play with an 😱Awesome quilted DIY Advent calendar. 
2. @2little_lims with 👞shoe storage ADVENT! Amazing 👍🏻. 3.  @the.silvan.reverie  with Animals Advent.
4.  @the.bored.toddler  with cup cake liners ADVENT calendar. 
6. @earlyyearsoutdoor with Elves 📚Book Advent.
7.  @makingwithmommy with 💌Envelope Advent Calendar. 
8.  @little.miss.kaye with 🙏🏻Affirmations Advent Calendar.
9. @jhomelearningspace with milk carton Countdown inspired by @happytotshelf  the 👸🏼 Queen of ADVENT DIY👏🏻.
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Huge 😍thanks to Nelly @learningatheart for leading the way! Nelly's fav were reposted to @tagfromtheheart so do check them out!
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Have you heard of Oobleck ~also known as "Goop" ~ an inexpensive, non-toxic example of a non-Newtonian fluid which is a suspension of starch in water, where the resulting substance ~ also called "ooze" or "magic mud" ~ is both a solid and a liquid. Trust me! Your child (and you) will be 😱mesmerized as your slime turns from a solid to a liquid and back again! One second you grab a solid handful of this magic gooey, the next second it drips through your hands like a liquid! To make this ❤️💚Festive Oobleck, I added some wrapping bows, 🌲pine cones, pom poms, and tongs to retrieve those pom poms while exercising fine motor control. You can add any water-resist festive objects you have at hand and offer your little one to explore and be amazed! .
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Details and recipe is on my blog ~ 🎄Christmas Inspired Activities on my 📃blog  https://www.montessorifromtheheart.com/my-blog/christmas-inspired-101-unit-study-homeschool-holiday-diy-craft-montessori.html .
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Tape it! Line it! Measure it! Recorded it! .
We are using washi tape on a table to create linear as well as zigzag pattern ( I specifically did not start all lines at the same point so that Adrian measures them and realize that exact same lines can visually look different if positioned differently). Then invite your child to line up with various objects you have around the house. The next step will be to count the exact amount of objects it took to fill each line and then measure that same line with the roller and determine how many objects versus inches. Inspired by @dayswithgrey .
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This year I did something different: (if you have been watching my stories you saw the entire process 👍🏻) ♻️TPR ADVENT 🗓Calendar. You cover each with a cupcake liner on 1 side and then glue all to each other! We are not much into sweets, so to put inside, I made 24 🎄Christmas prompts to follow each day! They are numbered 1-24 and children would open each on a corresponding date (so we are counting UP till Christmas). If you would like a 📥PDF, please go to my 📃blog and subscribe and sent me a quick 📧email: I included in those 24 prompts some of the activities from my 📃blog (make home made🎄play dough) as well as fun family stuff (e.g have a matching PJ Christmas party) as well as acts of kindness! .
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I also printed 24 Christmas in Copenhagen poems inspired by @im_the_simon ADVENT calendar! Thank you for inspiration @fabelabdk ✨So besides daily prompts we will be reading beautiful Christmas poems😍
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What are your Advent traditions❓
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Details  on 📃my blog  https://www.montessorifromtheheart.com/my-blog/christmas-inspired-101-unit-study-homeschool-holiday-diy-craft-montessori.html .
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Also joinjng in Gina  @willowdaygram  #tccsweden2018 with this Scandinavian inspired ADVENT!
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❄️ Frozen ❤️💚Pom Poms•.
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This has been an absolute hit with Adrian and Julia 👍🏻(See my 💖Stories) I love the sensorial/science aspect of this activity! Were I simply froze red, green, and white pom Poms in an ice tray and then represented in a metal bin along with some warm water, droppers, beakers and salt. .
✨inspired by @the_paige_diaries .
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More 🎄Christmas Inspired Activities on my 📃blog  https://www.montessorifromtheheart.com/my-blog/christmas-inspired-101-unit-study-homeschool-holiday-diy-craft-montessori.html .
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Have you heard of 🎅🏻St. Nicholas Day? A special ADVENT family tradition celebrated on December 6th, this Feast Day of Saint Nicholas, who is the patron Saint of children in many European and Eastern countries, is especially exciting for children as they count down the days on their Advent 🗓calendars in anticipation of a Christmas Day. On the evening of Dec 5th, leave hay and carrots for St. Nick's donkey and place 👞shoes by the door overnight so that St. Nick can fill them with 🍭 candies and little 🎁gifts for his December 6 Feast Day! .
My children will do anything to see 🎅🏻Santa before Dec 25th😆and it's such a sweet tradition to welcome the Holiday spirit early on!
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Read tips, details and gifts ideas on my blog ~  St. 🎅🏻 Nicholas Day 🎁Custom of 👞Shoes

http://www.montessorifromtheheart.com/my-blog/2017/12/st-nicholas-day-christmas-kids-holiday-advent-calendar-homeschool.html%20 .
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Joining in Gina  @willowdaygram  #tccsweden2018 with this Scandinavian inspired European 🎅🏻Tradition of the 👞Shoes!
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To join in ADVENT theme with #tagfromtheheart 🏷please make sure you are 📲following @tagfromtheheart AND
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This year, we were ✨inspired by  @littletinylearner to start an ADVENT 📚Books 🗓Countdown 🎄Tree to add a little 💫magic to our holiday 📖reading. These special 📚books only appear during the month of December and are kept away for the rest of the year, so they are as good as "new" to my children. The precious moments of reading together are something both my children and I are looking forward to. (We try to read every night, but unwrapping a special🎁 "gift" adds a little holiday 💫magic to our evenings!)
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I have heard that some choose to wrap less than 24/25 books because of the "pressure" of reading every night, but hey! if you cannot find 5 minutes a day to cuddle up and read a holiday favorite, what is this season stands for? 🙈Granted, there will be days that you might not get to it, but just double up the next day! Some books are small and take only few minutes to read and with big books, just pick one story a day! So, we have wrapped 25 books (while humming 🎄🎶Christmas songs), 🔢numbering each since some books are meant to be read 🗓early ~ like The Legend of St. Nicholas ~ which we read on December 6th. Also, this year we used jumbo ink pads to make DIY 🎁wrapping paper(200 ft for $18👍🏻) where I cut out a tree shape out of a sponge to make 🎄🎨 Tree prints. Thanks again to @littletinylearner for a DIY wrapping paper ✨inspiration! ..
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What are your Advent traditions❓
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Links to 📚books and wrapping paper are on 📃my blog  https://www.montessorifromtheheart.com/my-blog/christmas-inspired-101-unit-study-homeschool-holiday-diy-craft-montessori.html .
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🎁GIVEAWAY 🌸🔡📖 is now CLOSED❌the LUCKY winner is
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It's beginning to look a lot like 🎄Christmas!  And I am Soo thrilled to 🎉celebrate an ✨amazingly talented 😘Gina's @willowdaygram release of her 🔠ABC: 🌸Flower 🐘Safari 📖book by gifting 🎁 It to a lucky Winner! 😱Seriously! This is such a compilation of creativity, artistic talent and love, AND your little one can learn 🔡ABCs with this heirloom addition!  Allium Antelopes, Hydrangeas Hedgehogs ... all the way to Z which, of course, had to be a Zinnia Zebra!  Hip, hip, hurray! Here’s a little sneak preview of a special 🎅🏻holiday release of Gina's new ABC book just in time for the holidays and 🎁gift giving.
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The book is also available in Gina's new @etsy store 🔗link 👉🏻https://www.etsy.com/se-en/listing/662464683/abc-flower-safari?ref=shop_home_feat_1 .
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Giveaway is open 🌏WORLDWIDE and will end at 🕛3 pm EST on 🗓Sat Dec 8th! The Winner will be announced 🎊HERE within 24hs after the competition closes❗️Instagram has no connection to this giveaway, and you must be over 18+ to enter. . ..
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