Here comes the New Year’s Eve. The last days have been very busy for me, and although I wrote a list of activities a long time ago that I would like to carry out with the children, my hands did not reach everything. But today there is a mood and an opportunity. Therefore, I hasten to share with you our program of preparation for the New Year!
Salt Dough Jewelery
Something that we still managed to create with children – these are fir trees made of salt dough. We took the usual salty dough, divided it into pieces and added gouache to each, so that it immediately became the right shade.
Then they rolled and cut out the Christmas trees. Their daughters were also decorated with salt dough. From the part we made Christmas decorations, and from the rest – a garland in the kitchen.
Predictions and Tangerines
In the adult generation, the smell of tangerines is associated with the New Year. But our children do not. For a long time I tried to explain to my daughter why we used to eat mandarins only in winter. So, I decided that something had to be done so that my children also fell in love with these fruits, and they would be associated in their minds with the New Year.
Today, the youngest daughter gave me sleep and only got up at 7 am (ha-ha). Just the time to make the rest of the dormouse a surprise. We took beautiful pieces of paper, and I wrote on each prediction for the next year: You will be happy or You will have success in sports. Then we each folded and tied to mandarins. Hid them on the Christmas tree and after 12 hours we will all eat tangerines and read the predictions.
Our father strictly ordered us to clean up and went to the store. And of course we … decided to unwind before cleaning. We have an unprecedented amount of white, fluffy, just wonderful snow.
Daughters piled up enough in him, rolled down from a hill and happy went home, because we still have a lot to do.
I conceived this work in the summer and finally, the moment has come! We took the form from under the candy, poured colored water into it, poured beads and glitter and put it in the freezer. Yes, and previously thrust the ends of the threads in the water. A few hours later the water froze, and we got ice toys! They can decorate the balcony and the Christmas tree in the courtyard! Beauty!
Few hours left
Remained the most exciting hours. We cleaned the house, and should begin to prepare holiday dishes.
Agree, the most important thing in the New Year is not the holiday itself, but preparation for it, a feeling of fun and magic.
I wish you and your families to preserve these feelings for a whole year. Let the childhood of your children last as long as possible! And you do not forget that once you were children too. 🙂
And now I have a small present for all readers of Alimero. Do not be afraid, follow this link, you will find an amazing, awesome coloring-YOLKA! You just need to print it and stick it on the wall. Or paint separately. In any case, you will have what to occupy the children today or in the coming days. 🙂