One of my favorite Christmas traditions with my Twerps is our nightly advent boxes. I found this divine advent book on amazon.com last year and this coordinating advent house at Target.
Starting December 1, I read a devotion from this book to the Twerps and have a coordinating gift behind the door. The devitions are ONE scripture in Toddler language and then a 1-2 sentence THANKFUL prayer to say. IT IS SO SIMPLE and SO FUN! (Not to mention a great way to count down the days...)
For example, tonight we read about how God created the stars and moons and day and night. So I had the glow in the dark stars they could stick on their ceilings before bedtime.
Yesterday we read about how God cares even for the sparrow, so I had bird seed they could sprinkle for the sparrows to show their love.
Tomorrow we are going to talk about how Jesus is the light to the earth so they will find mini flashlights behind the little door....and I will probably see them all night long too!!
I love spending this time with them and hopefully nestling a little holiday love in their hearts. And the lesson that life is about so much more than ourselves -- but OTHERS!
Tell me about one of YOUR favorite traditions....BE CAREFUL, I might steal it.