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Friday October 15, 2021    
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Crafts for Kids!

These Christmas Elf puppets are so cute and even more fun to make. A perfect Christmas craft activity to keep you and your own little elves entertained during the Holidays.

These adorable North Pole Times Elves are the perfect DIY ornament for kids to make and hang on the Christmas tree!

These DIY Christmas Pop Up Cards are fun and simple to make. Choose from a variety of elves and characters direct from the North Pole to make a unique gift that is loads of fun to share with friends and family.

This fun little Clothespin Snowman craft is super easy to make and just as versatile. Glue them to presents to make a cute gift tag holder. Clip them to your tree for a fun kid-made ornament. Or hide them around the house and have your very own Christmas Snowman Hunt just like you would for an Easter egg hunt.

A wonderful DIY Christmas craft for toddlers and preschoolers. This easy-to-make Hand Print Christmas Wreath is super cute and makes a beautiful decoration, keepsake, or gift to keep the house festive all season.

This fun DIY paper cone Christmas Tree craft is super easy to make and a perfect holiday decoration to show off.

This Reindeer Headband craft is just too cute and would be perfect headwear for watching Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

This adorable Santa Paper Plate Mask craft is a great craft for your child using things you most likely have around your home.

It's the most wonderful time of the year but it wouldn't be complete without Santa in his sleigh.

Kids 5 and under love to get creative with different painting techniques. Painting with sponges is a simple and fun way to explore basic shapes to paint and cut out.

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Put forgiveness at the top of your list

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You’ve probably heard grown ups give you a lot of rules, like how to act when you are around other children. Sometimes they give you so many rules, you need to make a list to remind yourself! But one of the most important rules is to treat others nicely, even if it isn’t an easy thing to do.

Did you know Santa is also a grown up? He has rules too! You know he can see when you are sleeping, and he knows if you’ve been bad or good! One thing Santa is paying extra close attention to this year is how you treat your friends, people at school, and grown ups. Santa told me himself!

Have you ever heard what forgiveness is? Forgiveness is a very good feeling you get when you care about other people so much, you decide to be nice to them, even if they weren’t very nice to you. They might notice your kindness and be kinder to you in return.

Sometimes, our friends and grown ups can make mistakes. Our friends can eat our last peanut butter cookie without asking or make fun of the outfits we’re wearing. When they do hurtful things, it makes us sad. We don’t want to be nice to them anymore.

This is when we forgive.

Even though we are hurt, we don’t want to hurt them back! If your friend ate your last cookie, say, “Hey, that’s okay! Let’s ask a grown up if we can make some more together!” Then you will both feel better and you’ll be able to have more fun… and you will get a yummy treat out of it! If a grown up tells you to do your homework before you play outside, you can feel frustrated and misunderstood. But try to forgive the grownup for wanting you to do well in school! Grown ups care about you very much, and they get sad, too, when you aren’t nice to them.

[by Eddie Elf] Now that we can forgive other people, we can ask for forgiveness too. Can you remember a time when you teased someone at school or on the internet? Have you ever laughed at someone when he was embarrassed? Have you ever judged someone based on how she looks or talks? Have you ever said mean things to a grown up, or didn’t say thank you when someone did something nice for you?

Just as you feel better when someone tells you, “I’m sorry,” you can do it too. Tell people you’ve hurt you are very sorry, and you hope they can forgive you. Then, make sure you don’t do those hurtful things anymore. Santa knows you make mistakes too—everybody does! But if you ask for forgiveness, Santa really smiles.

And you will make the person you hurt feel a lot better. This way, instead of fighting or feeling bad, you and your friends can concentrate on getting ready for Santa and being happy! There’s no Christmas better than a happy Christmas!

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