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10 Christmas story baskets to explore the magic of Christmas.

At Christmas time I try to focus on the magic and wonder and intentionally create this for children. Story baskets are a great way to do this as they allow a child to re-tell and explore Christmas and its meaning for them, their family and community.

As you will know I love story baskets and have a few blogs that give you ideas on how to create them so you may want to read these if you haven't already. You will find affliate links in here and if you use them then i may get some money and it will cost you nothing extra. There are so many great Christmas books that reflect a summer Christmas now. I used a few from my book advent calendar collection to create 10 story baskets so far.

Let's get started! So you have your basket, a Christmas napkin or material and a cherished Christmas book (or a new one that you will share with the children before presenting the story basket). What else do you need? This is where the chance to be creative begins.

Some baskets are easy to put together like the 12 dogs or cats of Christmas

I just needed to source soft toys for the dogs which was easier than the cats so I went with wooden cats. I wanted to add numeracy to the basket and created wooden counting disks with wooden numbers glued to them. I used plain circles to start with and later Christmas decorations.