Bear Stays Up for Christmas written by Karma Wilson and illustrated by Jane Chapman was a fun book demonstrating such sweet friendship.
In this enchanting holiday story for young readers, Bear's friends are determined to keep him awake for Christmas. So they wake Bear up and he helps find a Christmas tree, bake cakes, hang up stockings, sing Christmas songs--and discovers that giving is one of the best presents of all.
For her activity Brynne painted glue on a pinecone and shook it in a bag full of ground cinnamon. She colored a bear holding a heart and cut it out to glue its pieces to the cinnamon pinecone "body".
We'll be finishing up some books this week from our Christmas Book and Activity a Day list, but won't be doing any designated activities because of our plans to spend the rest of the week making handmade Christmas decorations for our tree.