Friday, December 09, 2005

Its Beginning to Smell a Lot Like Christmas

I was reading Pioneer Christmas and saw an activity for making pomanders. Suzanne seems to like these books (I previously mentioned Pioneer Thanksgiving, well, the exact words I used were "this book") -- they weave some story in with some history and activities. She was looking through the book and asked to do the pomander activity. You can google it and find many websites that tell you how to make them.

We shopped for supplies yesterday. Whole cloves are not cheap, but when they are on sale, they are not available. Sigh -- but at the third store, we were able to get some. We also bought limes, lemons, apples, and wooden skewers to poke the fruit.

We made the pomanders today. Note to self, if you have paper cuts or other little cuts in your hands, making citrus pomanders will be a bit painful.

I was pleasantly surprised at how engaged my kids were in this activity and quite pleased to note that all their poking was great for small muscle development which helps with writing.

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