The Heart of Christmas Toolkit
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Imagine if you could create a heart-centred Christmas environment for the children in your care?
Would you like to be able to enjoy the festive season, rather than feeling stressed at the end of the year? Feel more energetic, with a recharged battery? Have more time for the children?
At times have you felt tired organising artificial art and craft activities, Santa parties and an end of year performance?
Have you felt carried away with the hype and the commercialism that has creeped into the festive season? Removed from the real spirit of Christmas? Overworked and wanting it all to be over sooner rather than later?
We have! And we didn't like it.
Christmas is about love, kindness, family and giving. Christmas is a feeling and we felt our children were missing out on the real meaning of Christmas.
We wanted to bring that Christmas feeling back into the lives of the children in our care.
How did we do it?
We started putting the Heart back into Christmas.
We started sprinkling sparkles of Christmas magic around our place.
We planned and prepared for an authentically gorgeous Christmas 'atmos-fair', rather than 'atmos-fear'. We created a festive and homely feel for Christmas – a feast for the eyes, heart and soul. We started creating magical Anniversaries of the Heart and precious memories.
Rather than feeling tired and overworked we felt inspired to enjoy the season with the children and families.
We want you to create Christmas magic for the children in your care too.
We have packaged up our ideas and experiences into a beautiful electronic toolkit to help you infuse a festive cheer into your space and feel rather than do Christmas.
You don't have to provide a bland menu for the children. Instead you can enjoy the season and create joyful moments that will sprinkle Christmas magic in your early childhood community.
This toolkit has been created to guide you in keeping your celebrations secular, or by adding your own religious focus to it. Make a difference. Order your copy of the 'Heart of Christmas' toolkit and celebrate, rather than endure, the festive season.
The toolkit includes:
The Heart of Christmas - teacher guide
Christmas Advent A-Z
A Heart-ful year 2019
This complete toolkit will set you up with 'tools' to transform your Christmas into extra-ordinary and inspiring gathering that will leave a bigger impact.
The Heart of Christmas is for:
Anyone who wants to teach from the Heart. It’s for those who want to:
Focus on being with the children rather than doing things for the children
Relax instead of feel hurried or rushed
Provide a rich menu of real life authentic experiences
Use beauty to guide you in how to set up your Christmas environment
Create a feast for the senses
Keep the magic of Christmas alive
This toolkit is not for those who are looking for a quick fix. It’s not for those who are looking to wind down for the season or for a step by step guide on how to make easy Christmas crafts.
This toolkit is for anyone who wants to bring life and love into making Christmas as authentic and rich as possible and who sees it as a wonderful time of the year to make collective and connecting memories through authentic experiences and creativity.
I will learn:
The toolkit includes all sorts of practical advice and tips to create a Christmas atmosphere. Some of the things you'll learn include:
How to plan and prepare a Christmas ritual
What authentic experiences are and why they're important
The curriculum of life
The importance of Anniversaries of the Heart
How to create a homely Christmas environment
How to host a Heart Meeting with your team
Many Christmas ideas that will help you transform your environment for the festive season
The Heart of Christmas - Teacher guide
- NZD $50 plus shipping (p&p)
A 60 pages teacher guide printed on A4 150 gsm paper, full colour, advice, practices, ideas and inspiration on how to bring spark into your meetings. This guide includes:
Advice, practices, ideas and inspiration on how to inject festive flair
A Christmas quiz
Ideas to jazz up your meetings
Inspirational quotes about the holiday season
Resources to help you create a Christmas ritual