Christmas Countdown | Week 4

So that’s it! Another Christmas Countdown is over and Fenton and Mo, our Christmas Elves have gone home to the North Pole to help Santa prepare for his busiest night of the year. But before, they went, they’ve encouraged us to have more fun as Christmas gets closer.

W4 Gingerbread Gifts gingerbread gifts

We’ve baked Christmas gingerbread for the girls’ teachers…


…Been to our favourite softplay centre as an end of term Christmas treat…

Christmas donkeys

…stroked donkeys at a local Christmas street market…

Christmas light display

…toured the local area to see the best Christmas light displays we could find…

Ramsgate marina Christmas lights

…with warming hot chocolates opposite the stunning marina display…

christmas picnic

…and a Christmas lunch picnic with friends.

Meanwhile, the elves have been up to the usual…

gingerbread dough mixing

…mixing up a storm as an inspired teacher gift idea…

elf friend presents

…leaving special gifts for Bunny, Bear and their friends…

elf movie night

…enjoying a movie night with crisps and chocolates…

elf tablet play

…playing games on the tablet…

elves marble run

…climbing the marble run…

elf and friends singalong

…having a group singalong with some of their friends…

elf toilet

TP Santa

…and then as their finale, Fenton was sat on the elf potty having done elf poos (mini marshmallows), while naughty Mo had been playing with the loo roll. Poor Santa!

goodbye cuddles

And then it was suddenly time to say goodbye for another year. Bunny began getting emotional about it before bed the night before and there were the anticipated tears when the moment to give them hugs came. And Bear gave Mo the biggest cuddle!

W4 Snowy Door christmas elf goodbye presents

But these were replaced by smiles when they discovered the Christmas Eve parcels they’d left behind with Princess Sofia pyjamas, a Christmas jumper to wear tomorrow and Christmas books, 

parragon book of Christmas stories and songs

including this beautiful one from Parragon Books that is certainly going to be one to treasure for many years to come.

sprinkling reindeer food

They watched Santa’s Portable North Pole video from his sleigh, and then marvelled as they saw his sleigh flying past in the night sky (thanks ISS for being visible again this year!) and sprinkling reindeer food along the garden path.

mince pie milk and carrot

At bedtime, they left out a carrot, mince pie, and some milk before laying stockings on their bed ready for the Big Man’s arrival.