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Entries from December 2009

Se7en Bazillion Gifts in a Jar…

December 24th, 2009 · 11 Comments

One of the first things I wrote in my diary last year was: “Write a Se7en Jars Post…” Well here it is, nothing like the present!!! We have been collecting jars for a while because I think this is the year where jar gifting really came together. The Thing about jars is that you can […]

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Se7en Do Christmas Decorating and Crafting…

December 24th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Welcome to the world of glitter and glue and pompoms and tissue paper and Christmas Crafting. And we are having a day of it!!! Today was the day of our Kids Christmas Craft Party and I know I usually invite a couple of friends over but I decided that “se7en + 1” was actually enough!!! […]

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Tags: Crafts for Kids · Holiday Crafts

Se7en Make Colorful Caribbean Peg Petal Angels…

December 24th, 2009 · 1 Comment

These are quick an easy angels made exactly like Pipe Cleaner People but we used craft pegs for the body… Let’s Meet The Players: Let’s Play The Game: Take a false flower apart and push your peg through the center of the petals. Lay your “skirted peg” on top of some more petals. Wrap a […]

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Se7en Make Recycled Bunting…

December 24th, 2009 · 3 Comments

If you know us then you know we cannot possibly celebrate without bunting!!! Let’s Meet The Players: We have been collecting plastic bottle tops for ages… and something to thread them on… Let’s Play The Game: We got the father person to make holes in our bottle caps… he used a hot nail to pierce […]

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Tags: Crafts for Kids · Recycle Crafts

Se7en’s Christmas Nativity…

December 24th, 2009 · 4 Comments

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a Nativity and we make a fresh one every year as we read through the story… Let’s Meet The Players: All we needed this year was some fabric scraps, pegs, pipe cleaners and pompoms… Let’s Play The Game: Mary and Joseph: Some shepherds and their sheep: Three wise men and […]

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Tags: Crafts for Kids · Holiday Crafts · People/Puppet Crafts

Se7en Do Christmas: Step Se7en – The Christmas Clean-Up…

December 23rd, 2009 · 10 Comments

Our Christmas to Do List is in the home straight, I can’t believe we are practically there. Really, I can’t believe we are nearly there and we haven’t stressed out yet!!! Step 1: Operation Christmas Box – Done. Step 2: Christmas Cards – Done. Step 3: Plotting and Planning Gifts – Done. Step 4: Creating […]

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This Week (21 December) At Se7en…

December 22nd, 2009 · No Comments

So this is December, the week of winter/summer solstice depending on where you are… and we are still busy doing all sorts of Christmas preparations and having a lot of Advent Fun… Here are the December Calendars:’s Calendar. Enchanted Learning. Reading Activity Calendar. Teacher Vision. Here is our weekly picture celebrating Hood #8 […]

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