Holiday Bedtime Stories for Toddlers!

A great way to cuddle with your toddlers and children is through bedtime stories! The popular advent calendar traditions are now incorporating cute story books for children to read each night before the holidays. You can wrap a few new and gently used books for your 25 Days of Christmas countdown! These are a few of our favorite holiday books:
  • Christmas Donkey
  • Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer
  • Llama Llama Holiday Drama
  • My First Kwanzaa
  • Santa's Special Letter
  • The Littlest Elf
  • I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Dreidel 
  • Dream Snow
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  • Bear Stays Up for Christmas
  • The Elf on the Shelf
  • That's Not My Reindeer
  • Light the Candles
  • Lil' Rabbits Kwanzaa
  • When Santa Got Stuck Up The Chimney

We'd love to see you and your little ones cuddling for a bedtime story, be sure to follow us on Facebook or Hashtag your photo on any social media platform with #LSHinsiders

Washable DIY Chalk Paint

Washable DIY Chalk Paint

Imagine the endless fun your children will have as they doodle hearts, smiley faces, monsters,  flowers and maybe even Olaf the Frozen Snowman with a pallet of washable chalk paint! With a few ingredients you have at home, you can easily entertain any toddler and older children, let the sun shine on their bight little faces and join them for the fun. This easy DIY Chalk Paint recipe is washable, won't stain and can be rinsed off the driveway with a quick splash of water.

You will need:
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/2 cup water
1-2 tablespoons washable paint
5-6 plastic containers or a cupcake tray
In each plastic cup add 1/2 cup cornstarch to 1/2 cup water
Mix to combine
Add 1 -2 tablespoons of paint 
The cornstarch will settle a bit as the paint sits, so give the paints a good stir and have fun. If you decide to substitute the washable paint with food coloring, we recommend you wear a craft apron. 
November 25, 2015 by Alyssa T.