Tuesday, January 1

Seven Swans a Swimming...

Photo by Subdeacon Roman Ostash
On the Seventh Day of Christmas we remember Saint Basil the Great

1.  Read (or retell) pages 28and 29 in Celebrating the Twelve Days of Christmas.  Read any other books your family may have on Saint Basil. 

2.  Place an Icon of Saint Basil in a prominent place.  It would be nice to add one to the centerpiece on the dining room table, on your feastday table, or in the icon corner

3.  Serve a big family breakfast

4.  Make paper snowflakes.  We made ones out of coffee filters and cupcake liners for our windows, but I also want to try to make folded ones like these.


5.
Bake a Vasilopita Bread (there is a recipe included in  Celebrating the Twelve Days of Christmas, but here is one from An Orthodox Kitchen)

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Using Celebrating the Twelve Days of Christmas  as a framework, I am going to plan little activities and readings for the Twelve Days of Christmas.  Because of family obligations (we have two family parties back-to-back these next two days) and church events (Metropolitan Tikhon is visiting our parish this coming weekend!), we will not get to everything.  However, it will  be nice to refer to these Christmas Learning Baskets in future years.  Also, I would love to hear your suggestions for things to add...  this is a work in progress!

*Idea taken from Celebrating the Twelve Days of Christmas

5 comments:

Jane G Meyer said...

Someone in my homeschooling community sent this idea around for making snowflakes for the new Sandy Hook school. Thought you and your readers might be interested!

A message from the Connecticut PTSA:
"When school resumes for Sandy Hook, it will be in a new building.
Parent-volunteers are working to ensure that the students are welcomed back by a WINTER WONDERLAND, decorating the entire school with as many unique snowflakes as possible. We encourage senders to be as creative as possible, remembering that no two snowflakes are alike. Please make and send snowflakes by January 12, 2013 to the Connecticut PTSA address at the end of this email."

Please send all snowflakes and/or donations to:
Connecticut PTSA
60 Connolly Parkway
Building 12, Suite 103
Hamden, CT 06514

Michelle M. said...

I think I need to get my hands on that book. It sounds wonderful!

Michelle M. said...

Ok, I ordered it :)

M. Emily said...

Thanks for the info, Jane!

M. Emily said...

So glad that you got it, Michelle!

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