Archives for December 3, 2015

Free and Low Cost Events for the family this December

During the month of December, Michaels will offer a variety of free and low-cost in-store crafting events including a Gingerbread Housebuilding Workshop and Kids Club events where kids can make clothespin character ornaments and Perler Santa Belt coasters for the whole family to enjoy.

FREE AND LOW COST EVENTS

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Family Gingerbread Housebuilding Workshop

Saturday, December 5 | 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Kids and kids at heart are sure to love our gingerbread house construction event, brought to you by Wilton®. Assemble an adorable gingerbread house and try to resist the temptation to snack on your building supplies! Buy the kit and the supplies are included.

 

KIDS CLUB EVENTS

 

Clothespin Characters

Saturday, December 5 | 10am — noon

Drop in and create a fun clothespin friend to decorate the tree. Ages 3 and up. Only $2 per session, includes supplies.

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Perler Santa Belt Coaster

Saturday, December 12 | 10am – noon

Kids can make a festive Santa belt coaster that makes any holiday party guest feel welcome. Ages 3 and up. Only $2 per session, includes supplies.

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Our Book Choices for the week!

It’s starting to look like Christmas!

Here are the top book choices for this week!

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Tough Cookie by Kate Louise (author) and Grace Sandford (illustrator) is the story of a ginger-less gingerbread man who learns an important lesson about being kind and finding happiness through helping others.

This is a delightful story and I love this story of a different kind of gingerbread man! A Must-read for younger children!

Purchase  Tough Cookie at the following: Amazon, B&N, and IndieBound

RunawaySantasm

From the minds of Halloween picture book The Runaway Pumpkin (Sky Pony Press), The Runaway Santa: A Christmas Adventure Story by Anne Margaret Lewis (author) and Aaron Zenz (illustrator) is a sweet and endearing story of relationships, adventure, and following one’s dreams.

This one is a fun one and would make a great gift this holiday season!

The Runaway Santa: Amazon, B&N, and IndieBound

This next one is a must-read for all young Lego fans!

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Called “[a] fine choice for Lego diehards” by Publishers Weekly, The Night Before Christmas: A Brick Story by Clement C. Moore(author) and Amanda Brack (illustrator) is a fresh take on a holiday classic and is perfect for LEGO and Christmas lovers alike.

I found this one to be my favorite of the three and would make a great gift!

The Night Before Christmas: Amazon, B&N, and IndieBound

Self Disclosure: I received free copies of the book to facilitate this post.