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10 House-hold Items That Make Great Stocking Stuffers for Kids
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Celebrating Global Christmas: Teaching Your Kids Holiday Traditions from Around the World

10 House-hold Items That Make Great Stocking Stuffers for Kids

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Last year I wrote a post about affordable items that can serve as 10 Fun Stocking Stuffers Your Kids Will Love for Under $5. That blog post got me thinking of other great gift ideas for 2014. This year I decided to come up with a list of objects that we as adults consider ordinary, but which will arouse children’s curiosity, and most importantly for us as parents, will keep them busy! 😉  Here’s my new list of household-items-turned-toys as stocking stuffers that will definitely not break your wallet!

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Celebrating Global Christmas: Teaching Your Kids Holiday Traditions from Around the World

The holidays are a time for the old familiar family traditions. But if you are looking to shake things up a bit, and expose your children to a more global outlook this season, here are some fun and easy traditions from around the world that are easy to integrate into your merriment.

More than milk and cookies.
One of the easiest ways to get kids excited about new cultures and traditions is with food. And there are as many different dishes from around the world associated with this time of year as there are elves in Santa’s workshop.  In Mexico, it is traditional to celebrate Christmas Eve with delicious tamales. In the UK, Santa doesn’t get milk and cookies, it’s sherry and mince pies that warm his late night sleigh ride (makes sense no!?).

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