It's baby's first Christmas and you want to find the perfect gift for grandparents, or to keep for yourself to remember just how special this holiday was.
Paint the soles of your baby's feet with green washable paint. Then simply press your baby's foot onto the paper, and add a gold star on top!
Feel free to decorate your tree as you wish. This is a really simple idea, but makes a very cute keepsake for baby's first Christmas.
Paint your child's fingers or hand to create a silly snowman craft. Then attach this sweet poem for a perfect gift for grandparents!
Snowman Handprint Poem:
This isn't just a snowman
As anyone can see
I made it with my fingers
Which are a part of me
Each year when you trim the tree
You'll look back and recall
Christmas of 2012
When my fingers were just this small
Enjoy making memories with your children!
Merry Christmas from momstown!
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At momstown Burlington's Baby Basics program, we are all about sensory activities, and one of the best activities for your baby is to create a sensory bin. Sure, it sounds like a great idea, but so many mamas brush it off as being too hard or too messy. But babies love new experiences, textures, shapes and colours, and making your own sensory bin doesn't have to be hard. Babies are interested in the simplest things, and you can turn everyday things into sensory activities for baby.
Take the two we had at our most recent Baby Basics Session:
Sensory Bin One: You know all that paper you've been meaning to shred, but haven't quite gotten around to getting rid of yet? Spend five minutes with your shredder and not only have you done your good housework deed of the day, but you've got sensory material right there! Just toss the paper into a bucket, a bin, or a pile on the floor, and let baby explore and even climb right in.
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Sensory Bin Two: So when I was a kid, every once in a while we'd wind up with those giant bags of puffed wheat cereal. Seriously? Who eats that stuff? However, it makes for a fantastic sensory activity. Check out momstown Burlington's bins filled with puffed wheat cereal and a few letter shaped cookie cutters. Two minutes of work to throw together means a whole morning of exploring and fun for baby!
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You don't have to be super mom to make a super sensory bin—any new shape and texture can become an exciting new thing to explore for baby. And if you are still undecided or don't want to do the clean up yourself, check out our momstown Baby Basics Program for this fun activity, and even more fun activities for you and your baby!
For fun-filled winter activities for the whole family, click here.