Today’s post is sponsored by Rain Boot Media. All opinions are mine alone. #RainBootMedia #OnePresentPlease
This is Piper’s first year where she is noticeably excited for Christmas to get here. Last weekend, I was in a particular kind of mood and decided to put our tree up and she ended up helping. That entire night though, she thought Santa was coming the next morning. If you’re wondering if I was kicking myself for putting the tree up so early, you might be right. So, to keep her on track but while also not trying to kill her enthusiasm, I’ve started our regular holiday countdowns early this year. If you’re in the same boat with a super excited three year old, you might find that these come in handy!
Tactic #1: The Elf. Yes, we are elf on the shelf fans. No, we aren’t avid. Yes, I forget to move him about 98% of the time. But he does the trick. One thing I am pretty good about is writing notes for him to give to the girls in the morning when they wake up. This helps Piper in particular know it’s not “chrischris” yet, but soon!
Tactic #2: This app from Rain Boot Media called ‘One Present Please?’. It’s the most adorable interactive story/game I’ve ever come across. Piper and Addie both really enjoyed playing it together. Addie loves any kind of mental challenge so she enjoyed finding the hidden objects. The girls both enjoyed going through the story together.
The basis of the app is that there is a daily task to kind of keep kids occupied while they wait for Christmas to come. Some of my favorite features of the app are the printable coloring pages and that it doesn’t require internet connection to play. Plus, when you purchase the app, you are eligible for the bonus app, Pass a Present, which is a fun thing where kids can send presents via text message to their loved ones! You can download the app in the iTunes app store here for your iPad or iPhone. Also, please visit the website and join the email list to stay up to date on when new apps are released!
Tactic #3: Call Santa. We have called Santa everyday for the last week. If you are on facebook, or follow my blog page over there, you’ve probably seen his number floating around. It’s a really cute way to let the kids hear Santa’s voice as well as leave him a very detailed message (in Piper’s case) about what they would like for Christmas. Visit this post for the number!
What about you guys? How do you keep the excitement for Christmas at bay in your household?