December Festivals

Cuckoo’s Clockworks
Visit the island of Meddybemps to meet Weebit Cuckoo who makes clocks and unusual toys children can play with. Also visit Interactive Light Display

Kwanzaa from Billy Bear
Seven principles, things to make, desktop, post office, fun and games, links

The Official Kwanzaa Website
Roots and branches, principles, greetings, gifts, color and decorations, etc.

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus
You’ve heard that memorable line from Francis Pharcellus Church’s famous editorial.  Now you can read the complete text and even see the original newspaper clipping.


New Year’s Eve 

New Year’s Eve Games
10 games for kids with a New Year’s Eve theme, from “Guessing the Resolutions” to “Fun Photos”

New Year’s Eve and New Year Coloring Pages
Coloring pages for ages 3 through 5 or ages 5 and older that can also be used as visual story starters or to illustrate students’ New Year’s stories or resolutions

New Year’s Poems
14 poems and rhymes to celebrate the beginning of a new year including Tennyson’s “Ring Out, Wild Bells”