Thursday, November 29, 2012

FreeBEE Friday - FREE Christmas, Advent and Countdown Resources (and eBooks and Android Apps)

Jen, from Gricefully Homeschoolingand I team up, every Friday, to bring you a list of freebees...on both of our blogs.

PLUS...with the added bonus of this being a weekly link up...where you can showcase your freebies, things you've found online, and also, things you've received in the mail, totally FREE in the last week...or so. 


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Last year we did Truth In The Tinsel to celebrate the Advent and we took some time to learn about the different holidays celebrated throughout December. I loved Truth In The Tinsel. It was lots of fun and it was a great way to teach the kids the real meaning of Christmas. This year though I wanted to do something little different. You know mix it up. Things have been sort of stressful around here the last few months so we are taking December easy, regrouping, having fun and spending lots of quality time together. We will still be learning of course...ALL about Christmas!

This is our handmade advent calendar.

Here some of our plans for December 2012:
-Celebrate the Advent
-Read a Christmas book each day (we will probably read more than one)
-Make ornaments for the tree
-Do something nice for others
-Learn about Christmas around the World
-Make some goodies
-Visit Bethlehem
-Go Caroling

What is on your agenda for December? If you still need ideas check out the many FREE resources listed below. And if you want to follow us on our December learning journey we will be using hashtag #christmasunitstudy on Twitter and Instagram.


Advents and Countdowns:
-Stef Layton shares a great post on "Preparing for Advent"
-The Activity Mom shares printable Advent activity cards and links to ideas as well as a great idea for kids who enjoy Legos - Lego Christmas Countdown
-Silent Night copywork printable from Adventurez in Child'Rearing
-Living Montessori Now has a great list of countdown activities
-Calendar connections cards Christmas Around The World and also Jesse Tree by 1+1+1=1 - these are fabulous
-Thriving Family Advent activity calendar - I actually get their magazine so I received the actual booklet it is wonderful
-Great Advent calendar idea
-Jesse Tree devotional ebook with craft ideas, songs, prayers and more
-Confessions of a Homeschooler has some great printable ornaments and ideas
-Jesse Tree Advent devotional and printable ornament eBook (must sign up with your email)
-25 days of Christmas songs printable - sounds like a fun Advent idea
-Adventures in Mommydom has a great list of Advent ideas
-Free Grapevine Announcement to Mary eBook lesson thanks to The Pelsers

Other Fun Christmas Resources:
-Mamas Learning Corner has loads links to various Christmas printables
-Homeschoolin' Mama shares lots of great Elf on the Shelf links
-Symbols of Christmas Lapbook from In The Hands of a Child
-Living Life Intentionally has over 155+ Christmas crafts, activities, treats and more to share with you
-Living Life Intentionally Christmas Around The World - this is one of the things we are definitely doing
-Christmas writing prompts and notebooking pages from Blessed Beyond a Doubt
-FREE personalized letter from Santa

Android Advent Apps:
Yup there's apps for Advents!
-2012 Advent calendar - decorate a Christmas tree with an ornament each day
-Advent candle widget - light virtual candles
-The Elf Advent-ure Calendar
-Christmas Calendar 2012

Kindle Christmas Books:
-Suzy Snowflake - FREE Prime
-Baby Saves Christmas
-Elle the Elf - FREE Prime
-One Little Christmas Tree - FREE Prime
-The Children's Book of Christmas Stories
-Jason, Lizzy and the Snowman Village
-Little Nemo's Wild Sleigh Ride
-Christmas Beyond the Box
-The Carpenter Who Saved Christmas
-Christmas in Legend and Story - 40 stories from the Bible and well know authors
-Christmas Songbook

There are many more great FREE Christmas resources available I wish I could share them all but I just can't. If you cannot find what you need listed here just do an internet search and I am sure you will find it.

You can also check out my Advent or Christmas Pinterest Boards I will be adding to them throughout the month.

I hope you find these resources useful. If you ever have any questions feel free to leave me a comment or email me. Also be sure to follow my FB page where I post FreeBEEs daily.

Link up: FreeBEE Fridays with Kathy's Cluttered Mind and Gricefully Homeschooling

Remember when it comes to FREE resources the internet and a good search engine are your best friend.

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