Monday, December 9, 2013

10 Homemade Gifts Kids Can Help Make

With all of the gifts that children receive during this season, it is no wonder that children develop a gimme attitude.  To combat this problem, involve your children in creating gifts for others.  Here are a few of our favorites!

Create a Handprint and Footprint 12 Month Calendar.  This is a simple gift but is dearly loved by grandparents and others. By clicking on the link you will find twelve months of photo examples, ideas, and verses.

Attach this Gospel sharing poem to candy canes or color the printable.  Share with family members, friends, or neighbors.  Add to any gift or use as favors at parties or Christmas gatherings.

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A simple craft of making Magnetic Marbles to give to family and friends that the kids can help you create.

Make Hand Lotion to give to teachers and friends.

Fabric Handprint Christmas Ornament - Precious gift for daddies or grandparents.


Applesauce Cinnamon Ornaments are one of our favorite gifts to give.  They smell so good and are simple enough for the kiddos to do. 

Chocolate Pretzel Bites - Easy enough for preschoolers to make.  Delicious enough for anyone to love receiving.

Christmas PB Balls  

Christmas Peanut Butter Balls - There are a few recipes that make my holiday time complete.  Pecan pie is my Thanksgiving have-to-eat.  Christmas Balls are one of my Christmas musts. I always make a batch of these to include in our gift baskets for neighbors, teachers, and friends as well as some extras for us to eat.

Sugar Cookies  

The Best Sugar Cookie Recipe - I love sugar cookies.  But, in my opinion it is hard to find a good sugar cookie.  What I am about to share with you is the best sugar cookie recipe ever, in my opinion.  And instead of being stingy and not sharing it with you, I am going to pass on this amazing cookie recipe so that you can eat them too!

Puppy Chow (aka Muddy Buddies) is a requested items from our neighbors.  It is very easy to make and a hit with all.  Bubs made it for his 4-H club last fall and was able to do a lot of it himself.  Even the youngest kiddos can help with this recipe.

So pick an idea, grab the family, and package "love" for those around you!

Find more Christmas and Advent ideas on the ABC Jesus Loves Me Preschool Curriculum website. 

What is your favorite homemade gift idea?


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