Friday, December 10, 2010

Night Tree

It has become a Christmas tradition in our house to read Night Tree by Eve Buntingimage

and decorate a tree for the squirrels, birds, owls and any other critters that wander into our yard. 

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This year we put the following on our tree:

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  • Strings of popcorn, cranberries, and Cheerios
  • Orange and apple slices
  • Half an orange that we filled with sunflower seed
  • Bread we cut with cookie cutters, spread peanut butter an pressed into bird seed
  • Pine cones with peanut butter and bird seed
  • Nuts ~ which we put around the tree

After we decorate the tree we always come in and have a cup of hot chocolate ~ with whip cream of course!  What Christmas traditions do you have?

~Cindy

10 comments:

Lindsay said...

oo what a super cute tradition! I think Sammy would love this.. I don't think we would get any critters in our neighborhood though!

Michelle said...

This is such a GREAT idea! Channing would LOVE to do this :-) We may have to add this one to our listy of things to do next week :-) Thanks for sharing the book too - I've never heard of it before.

Wendi said...

We read this book last year...I love the way you've made it into a tradition.

The Adventurer said...

What a great idea, may have to do that with my two. They would love it
Thanks for the idea, going to the library to check out the book this weekend.
Anna-Marie

Kara said...

Love that book and we do an outside tree for the animals too:) We also do lots of baking and a Jesse tree:)

phasejumper said...

Great tradition!

I gave you an award on my blog today!

Jolanthe said...

what a fun idea and tradition!!! You always have the best ideas. :)

JDaniel4's Mom said...

We made ornaments for the creatures in our yard too. I would love for you to link this idea to Read.Explore.Learn. on my blog.

Elle Belles Bows said...

I saw this over at Mama Jenn. What a wonderful tradition. I must have missed your original post. Thanks for sharing. Kerri

Karen Otwell said...

Have loved this book for years. Want to do it with my daughter this year. What kind of string do you use for the popcorn garland so that it does not hurt the animals?

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