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Our Stocking Stuffers 2020

With Christmas just a couple of weeks away we are full swing into our Advent celebrations! We're busy opening a new book each day, I'm busy making Waldorf paper stars, and Mary is walking along the path of our Advent spiral. Along with all these beautiful Advent traditions, I'm busy double checking my list, starting to wrap gifts and making sure we are all ready for Christmas day. This year has been particularly interesting since I haven't actually stepped into a store in weeks. 

This week's task has been making sure we have all our stocking stuffers ready to go. So, I thought I would share what we're including this year (and selfishly use this as our list to make sure we have everything we need!) Typically I try to make stockings a mix of small toys, practical items, and some sweet treats.

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Teddy (15-months-old)

Teddy isn't getting much in his stocking this year. As the fourth baby we don't need much and as a 1-year-old he doesn't want anything. His stocking will include:

Gus (4-Years-Old)

Gus has actually been my hardest to think of ideas for this year. As the third child, he has so many things from Henry and Nora already. But here's what I've got:

Nora (6-Years-Old)

Nora was easy this year! She has very clear likes and dislikes so I feel like I can fill her stocking easily! Here's a look at what she will be getting: 

Henry (9-Years-Old)

We're continuing Henry's Lego Christmas with his stocking gifts. We're really leaning into the things he loves! Here's what he is getting: 

And, that's it! I'll probably also add a random candy cane or chocolate to the big kid's stockings as well. If you're still on the stocking hunt, I hope this provided some inspiration. 

Montessori friendly stocking ideas for Christmas for toddlers, preschool and elementary ages.



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