Create your own natural Advent Wreath - a special way to mark each Sunday in Advent, & a great activity to share with your family.
We'd soaked a block of oasis (available from most florists) in water overnight, & then cut the oasis block in half, before cutting to size & adding to an old flan dish.
Once we were happy with the shape Minnie counted & added 5 candles. Four candles represent the four Sundays in Advent & the fifth is placed in the middle to represent Christmas Day.
I stuck the initial pieces of ivy around the bottom of the dish & then Minnie decorated the rest.
Creativity, design, appreciation of nature, & a range of motor skills were all explored in this activity, which Minnie was totally absorbed in. It was also a wonderful way to introduce Advent & how many Sundays were in the season leading up to Christmas Day.