12 Crafty Days of Christmas {Day 6}: Christmas Book Craft for Kiddos

Welcome to {Day 6} of the 12 Crafty Days of Christmas here at Happily Mother After!

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If you missed any of the previous crafts, you can catch up with the rest of us 
by taking a look {over here}.

Today, I am pleased to introduce you to Lorie from Reading Confetti.  Because of her background as a reading specialist, she is an excellent resource when it comes to educating your Littles.  She shares so many wonderful kid-friendly crafts on her blog that will help develop your child's love of reading.

Because Brody loves to read {and because I love that he loves to read}, I was excited when I came across Reading Confetti.  I'm a fairly new follower, but I have already seen so many ideas that I want to steal re-create for Brody.  

Here is just one example...


Hello!  I'm Lorie from Reading Confetti and I am so excited to be here today sharing a children's activity with you.  I'm a reading specialist turned SAHM so my blog is all about encouraging a love of reading through activities and crafts.  This is an activity we had lots of fun with so I hope you and your little readers enjoy it too!

A Wish to Be a Christmas Tree is a beautiful story about a pine who wishes to be chosen as a family Christmas tree but he's grown too tall.  When he begins to cry, the forest animals that he has provided food and shelter for want to help him feel better.  As a surprise, they decorate him in their own version of a Christmas tree.  The rhyming text and excellent message make it a big hit with my preschoolers, but it is also very suitable for older readers.
Before we read the story we made some handprint tree puppets.  I traced my kids' hands on green construction paper, glued them together into a tree shape, and attached them to large craft sticks.

After we read the story, we decorated our trees.

Thanks so much for letting me share today.  If you liked this activity, I hope you'll stop by Reading Confetti.  

Here are a few things we've been up to:


How fun!  I have never read A Wish to Be a Christmas Tree before, but sounds like a sweet little story.  And now that Lorie has given us this cute little craft to go along with the book, I'm going to have to head out to purchase a copy for Brody soon!  And, aren't you loving the Christmas tree word sort pictured above?! ...A definite must on my list of to-do's for B. Boy!

Thank you, Lorie, for sharing this wonderful children's craft with us today.  You are so creative when it comes to educating preschoolers, and you are truly inspiring to me!! I can't wait to try some of your ideas with my little man. :)

Be sure to check back tomorrow for {Day 7} of the 12 Crafty Days of Christmas series.  
Kara from Happy-Go-Lucky will be here to show off her mad skills!


  1. Lorie always has so many creative ideas! I love them all! Thanks so much for sharing :)


  2. So cute. Love the handmade crafts from kiddos (:


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