Cindy Hewitt is a retired teacher with a passion for children's literature. Read-aloud stories add quality to a child's life experiences.
Fun Activities and Winston's Mission for Christmas Letter Delivery
Creative Advent Calendar Along With Winston's Adventures On the Way to Christmas
Many people use Advent calendars during the holiday season to count the days until Christmas. Alex T. Smith's How Winston Delivered Christmas is a creative adventurous story with an adorable mouse named Winston and a very creative Advent calendar to use with your family to participate in the count-down to Christmas.
Winston finds a lost letter to Santa on Christmas Eve and knows that this letter must be delivered ASAP. He has a very important mission to deliver this letter and sets out through the city to accomplish this mission. The city streets are filled with music and shoppers. The cold air was filled with great smells of holiday dinners being cooked. The date on the letter and the date of the day that Winston finds the lost letter lets him know that he must take the letter to the North Pole immediately. It's December 24 and that means that it is Christmas Eve. Winston decides that he needs a map to find the North Pole. Winston is having a great time looking into all of the decorated shops on his walk through the city on the way to the North Pole. He finds a travel agency and knows that this will definitely help him find the North Pole. Winston gets lucky with having a new friend come along with him and he actually finds Santa Claus in the department store. Can he get to the store in time to deliver that letter? Readers will want to keep reading to discover the answer to Winston's success in delivering the letter. Adventures abound as he hurries along to get to the department store.
Alex T. Smith includes many extras in this delightful book for the holiday season. There are 24 creative activities that make up the Advent calendar. Families can choose one activity each day as they count down the days to Christmas Eve. The book also includes the words to the songs "We Wish You a Merry Christmas", "Jingle Bells", and "The Twelve Days of Christmas". He also includes the poem "The Night Before Christmas".
How Winston Delivered Christmas is a must-have for families. It was published by Silver Dolphin Publishers and has an ISBN of 978-1-68412-983-6.
Creative Illustrations and an Advent calendar for Count-Down to Christmas
Bring Winston and His Advent Calendar Into Your Home for the Holiday Season
Many families enjoy using an Advent calendar to help children count the days until the big day for Christmas. How Winston Delivered Christmas is a must-have for the season with the 24 activties that can be used to count-down the days. Starting with December 1, families can choose one activity each day to enjoy the days before Christmas. The first activity suggests that children write their letter to Santa. Suggestions for items needed for the letter are included with Santa's address at the North Pole. The second day presents instructions for making your own Winston puppet to use to read along as Winston sets out to accomplish his mission of delivering the lost letter to Santa. There are activities to create gifts, wrapping paper, and tags. There is also an activity for one day to make decorations for the tree. The numbered calendar makes it easy for children to know which activity goes with each day. The calendar is complete when December 24 and 25 arrive with a Christmas Checklist and hot buttered toast for December 25.
The included Tips for Next Year is of special interest. One tip is to save Christmas cards and use for some art activities. Families might like to donate the cards to your child's teacher for art activities for the next holiday season. Another tip includes an idea for children to donate toys for next year.
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