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I can’t believe how quickly Christmas flew by. I am happy to report that we spent our very first Christmas day in 14 years at home and it felt so nice! We are usually headed here and there on Christmas Day and our kids don’t get to play with their stuff until the day after, but this year we had the opportunity to just be home and be together. We soaked it all in and loved every single minute! We put away all the Christmas decorations yesterday and I was sad to see it go. With the new year on it’s way, I guess it’s time to prep for our January Family Focus, isn’t it?
I don’t know if it’s because I’m preparing to paint my house and do some cool projects, or if it’s just the excitement that a magical holiday season brings, but I’m ready for some fun! We want our kids to grow roots, to be strong, accountable, full of integrity, and compassion but also, we want our kids to fly. A well rounded person needs wonder, adventure, and a heaping dose of imagination, too.
What joy are roots with no wings?
With that in mind, our focus for January is…
You guys, this is going to be such a creative month!
I’m already feeling so inspired.
Quotes & Thoughts:
via Imagination Soup
You guys, I seriously love everything on the Imagination Soup site. Make sure you stop there and look around!
There is so much to learn and some fantastic learning ideas there! Love it!
via Pearls of Joy
This Imagine Better typography made from the words of J.K. Rowling over at Graphic Design Junction would make some fantastic inspiration for chalk art!
Purchase on Amazon
Find it on Amazon
Easy Wizard Wands via Kids Activity Blog
Wiggly Eye Drawing Starter via House of Baby Piranha
Oh, and check out this adorable Tooth Fairy Door from Nest of Posies!
Find a darling Dirt Pudding Cups with Gummy Worms recipe over at Oh! Nuts
I hope you are as excited about this month as I am!
What could be more fun than some imaginative play with our families?
If you aren’t the creative type, consider this month an opportunity to let loose and step out of your box. Try your hand at calligraphy, take a sewing class, pull out that paint set you bought but never had the courage to open! Whatever you do, don’t let fear stop you from using your imagination and strengthening your wings. Like the great Walt Disney once said, “Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, and dreams are forever.” Let down your guard and put a smile on your face.
This is for fun.
As always, create your happy!
Take this theme and really make it your own, do what works and fits with your family.
You can find the month’s Pinterest board HERE.
I wish you all a fantastic, fun-filled, month of imagination, my friends!