Christmas Nativity Q-Tip Painting

Christmas Nativity Q-Tip Painting

I am sure you can tell I am on a bit of a Q-Tip painting kick {Thanksgiving, Noah’s Ark, Tinkerbell, Despicable Me, Lalaloopsy, Sofia the FirstMouse Paint, ABC, 123}.  Although my Ladybug is totally done with the actual Q-Tips she still enjoys these and we find creative ways to use the tiny dots! 

This Christmas set has a Nativity theme and includes a set focusing on the beginning sound, and also a set with the entire word in tiny dots.  I also included a black and white set in this pack!

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More Christmas Fun…

Christmas Theme Pinterest Board

Christmas Printables and More

Jesse Tree Printables

Jesse Tree Resources

Are you looking for something…

simple to prepare,

easy to remember each day,

and FREE

to do with your kids to help focus on the true meaning of CHRISTmas?


Our Jesse Tree printable activities and eBook are just that!  Some years I love to go all out, and others I need easy and simple.  This will be a simple year for us since we will be traveling for Christmas.

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Just decide which of the 3 resources you plan to use {you don’t have to use all 3 but you can} and prepare now so you won’t be overwhelmed closer to December 1st!


Jesse Tree Calendar Connections are simple printable calendar cards that need to be printed, laminated {if possible} and cut out.  Each day you add one to your calendar and read the corresponding fact card.


Jesse Tree Printable Ornaments need to be pre printed, laminated, & cut out.  Then you will need to punch a hole and add a string or something to hang the ornament.  A tiny bit more prep work, but can be done early so all you do each day is add the ornament to your Jesse Tree.Jesse Tree Ornaments[4]


The Jesse Tree eBook is coordinated with the Calendar Cards, you can easily read the text portion from the eBook as you put up your calendar card and/or printable ornament each day! You can even JUST use the eBook, which means NO prep required!  Just download the PDF file to your device and read from it each day!


Not sure how to put pdf files on your device?  Here’s a post about that on my blog!

Personally, we will be using all three, I think.  Or at least the ornaments and the eBook.  I have all of them prepared from last year so it should be easy for us!

If you are looking for something more elaborate and also focused on Christ, I highly recommend Truth in the Tinsel. We have used it and will certainly use it again, just not this year since we are traveling and I know my limits on daily crafts!  See how we organized our daily crafts when we did it here.



See our Christmas Pinterest board for more fun Christmas ideas!

Christmas Theme Pinterest Board

Thanksgiving Q-Tip Painting Printables

Thanksgiving Q Tip Printables

Do your little love Q-Tip Painting? Here’s a free Thanksgiving set, with a few Thanksgiving images and their beginning letter to paint!  My daughter also likes to help me put tiny dots of white glue on each circle and then sprinkle glitter on it all to make glittery dot letters.  We have also glued Perler beads to them.  Be creative and have fun with the tiny dot letters!

Download your Thanksgiving Q-Tip Printables here!

More Thanksgiving Fun…




Thanksgiving Calendar Connections 2013

A couple of years ago we released the Thanksgiving Calendar Connections cards. Each year the date of Thanksgiving changes, so there needed to be an update last year. If you downloaded the set last year, you won’t need this one, last year’s update had cards for 2012-2015, in the premium version {with the color border and prints front to back, that we usually sell}. I deleted the 2012 cards and this year have a new 2013-2015 download available, if this set is new to you!

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The premium version of the new Thanksgiving Calendar Connections cards updated for 2013-2015 can be downloaded on the main Calendar Connections webpage, for FREE! Just scroll down to the Thanksgiving section.

The facts are written at a 3-6th grade level but you will be able to water them down for younger kids. It’s a great way to involve your entire family in exploring a particular theme.

NOTE: these DO print front to back, as they are the premium design.

I updated the small set for 2013 too, find it on the same webpage.

There is no eBook version of this set, due to the fact that I misplaced the folder with the images we used and it would take forever to find them again!

The cards fit my particular pocket chart calendar.


but you could use a poster foam board and velcro to easily create your own set up. You could also use a standard pocket chart.

You can use most of our Calendar Connections cards for any month! We now have 15 sets to choose from!

Calendar Connections Set 1

More Thanksgiving Fun…


Thanksgiving Theme Pinterest Board

Just Color Thanksgiving

Tinkerbell & Friends Printable Pack

Tinkerbell and Friends Printable Pack

I made a Fairy Printable Pack last year and many asked me for Tinkerbell.  I hope many of your Tinkerbell fans enjoy this free printable pack, made for Tots – Kindergartners!

Tinkerbell Printables


Download the Tinkerbell Printables Here!

Clipart is from  ClipArtopia & CherryClipart


Looking for more theme based printables, see this post!