A gingerbread house decorated by 6-year-olds

My 6yo daughter Ez was insistent that I share the pictures of our gingerbread house here on the blog. Making one has become an annual tradition, and it’s one of the advent calendar activities that the twins really look forward to. We cheat and get our house from Ikea, so all we have to do is assemble and decorate it. Last year we discovered Sarah from Taming Twins’ absolutely brilliant ‘how to decorate your Ikea gingerbread house‘ video tutorial and following that makes life so much easier. This year, I assembled the house, and then the twins were in charge…

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Our advent activities for 2014

Following on from my homemade Advent calendar earlier this week, I wanted to share our list of Advent activities for December. We don’t have a chocolate or gift calendar, instead each day has its own special activity or treat. I try to tie these in with the things we have fixed in the diary already (such as the school nativity play, or the trip to the pantomime), and then I find other activities to suit each day, depending on what else we have planned. Some involve being out and about, others are quiet things that the kids can do at…

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