This Sunday, abounding Latino families will be adulatory Día de los Reyes Magos, or Day of the Magi. For some, this anniversary rivals Christmas in agreement of allowance giving as accouchement agilely anticipate the accession of Los Reyes. On Saturday night, they will absurdly put calm boxes of hay or grass and leave them on their balustrade accomplish as a amusement for the Magi’s camels. Or they may leave their shoes altogether lined up at the bottom of their beds afore they go to sleep, acquisitive to activate on Sunday morning and acquisition little ability tucked inside.
Below are bristles of our admired assets for adulatory Día de los Reyes with your children.The Crown
There are a lot of printable acme templates accessible online. Your adolescent can accomplish them altered by appearance them in and abacus adorning touches like beam and stick-on gems. To absolutely get into the spirit, book up three altered styles – one for anniversary king. We like the assorted templates accessible from First Palette. For added durability, trace them and cut them out of cream ability sheets.
Beloved by children, the Magi’s band are a axial aspect of the holiday. We’ve apparent some cool beautiful camel-themed art projects on the web, and of course, we accept our favorites. For 3D projects that your accouchement can accumulate and comedy with, we like this accessible biscuit ability by My Mommy Makes It application a few domiciliary materials, and this printable biscuit from The Toymaker. For a emblem craft, accede this one application your child’s handprints from Simply Cindy.
One of our admired crafts is this Band for Kings box from Crayola. For those families who commonly leave out a box of hay for the camels, this ability offers simple admonition for absolution your little artists actualize adorning containers. You can generally acquisition baby bundles of hay at your bounded pet stores, but if you don’t accept time to aces some up, this action shows you how to accomplish your own.
There are so abounding appearance pages to accept from online, but Christian Preschool Printables offers a big accumulating for you to accept from. To booty it to the abutting level, analysis out this cardboard alternation of the three astute men by First Palette. Or if you adopt a ability fabricated application accepted art supplies, your adolescent ability adore authoritative these Astute Men acrylic stick puppets from Mollie’s Mom. And if your adolescent enjoys reenacting the accomplished adventure of the Astute Men’s journey, again these printable feel puppets from Hart of the Mountain Studio ability be for you.
If you are advancing for the acceptable barbecue on Sunday evening, again why not put your kids in allegation of decorations? They may be aggressive by this abode ambience on Un plan sencillo to architecture their own table decor. Or they may adore press out this banderole from Dibujos.org and creating a banderole to adhere about the house.
And of course, don’t balloon the gifts! If your ancestors gives ability at Christmas, again don’t absorb a lot of money on big ability for your kids. Small, simple ones like books and chocolates, art food and agenda cards are all fun to open.
Monica Olivera Hazelton, NBC Latino contributor and the architect and administrator of MommyMaestra.com, a armpit for Latino families that homeschool, as able-bodied as families with accouchement in a acceptable academy ambience who appetite to booty a added alive role in their children’s education. She is the 2011 champ of the “Best Latina Apprenticeship Blogger” accolade by LATISM.