Making Christmas Crafts – Getting Organized

Getting Organized:
In your home and homeschool


Do you make Christmas crafts with your children? Every year, I try to do some crafts with my children during December. It’s a nice change of pace from checking off boxes and doing workbooks. Being creative stimulates different parts of the brain. It helps them grow and learn. Yes, it can be messy. But we are learning to clean our messes as we go. As warm as it has been in the South this year, we can even do some messy crafts outside. Remember that children and their clothes are washable. Break out the paints and markers. Sit with them and do the projects, too. Let go of perfectionism and ENJOY this time with your children.

Here is my favorite Christmas craft to do: Cornstarch Ornaments.

Our Zone of the Week is divided up since December starts later in the week. We will start the week in the Living Room, and then we will move to the Front Porch, Entryway, and Dining Room. Get your lace up shoes on every morning. It is going to be a great week!

Zone Missions: The Living Room, Front Porch, Entryway, and Dining Room
Monday – Declutter & Detail Dust the Living Room

Tuesday – Put Away your Fall Decor and get out the Christmas Decorations

Wednesday –  Work on your Christmas Decor

Thursday – Detail clean the Front Porch and Decorate

Friday – Put out your Christmas Wreath and Lights

Menu Plan for Monday – Hamburgers and Perogies

Weekly Home Blessing – Wash the Sheets

Daily Routines:

  • Make Your Bed (Do this as soon as you get up.)
  • Get Dressed Down to Your Shoes
  • Swish and Swipe
  • Start Your Laundry
  • Decide on Dinner
  • Check Your Calendar
  • Start the Day off with a Shiny Sink. Don’t leave the breakfast dishes sitting.
  • Daily Movement for 15 Minutes

School: Do some thank you notes for handwriting practice and make a Christmas craft

Afternoon Routine:
  • Eat Lunch
  • Clear off One Hot Spot
  • Reboot the Laundry
  • Declutter for 15 Minutes (Be sure to have your children declutter, too.)
  • Drink Your Water
Family Fun: Take a nature walk today.
Before Bed: (This starts right after dinner.) 
  • Check the Calendar for Tomorrow
  • Lay out Your Clothes for Tomorrow (Have your children lay their clothes out, too.)
  • Put things at the Launch Pad that you will need first thing in the morning
  • Shine Your Sink
  • Clean Off a Hot Spot
  • Go to Bed at Decent Hour

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Tami Fox is a homeschool mom of 6, who in age from 26 to 11. She and her husband have homeschooled for 17 years and have graduated three of their children from their homeschool. They are currently homeschooling 3 boys who are in grades 11, 9, and 6. They use hands-on learning and unit studies to ignite the fire of learning in their children. Tami is a homeschool author and conference speaker. You can contact her by email at Buy her book, Giving Your Children Wings at

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