December - what you might have missed

December almost seems like a lifetime ago to me now - the flurry of the Holidays and then trying to settle back into a normal routine.  For those of you who didn't have a chance to check Kids in the Capital regularly last month - here's what you might have missed (a lot of great ideas for next year for Christmas!!) Activities for Kids

The other day when I couldn't think of anything to do with my toddlers someone suggested I give them a box- it's almost full-proof! An easy outdoor activity with the kids is painting with snow. If you don't feel like venturing outside, try this fun snowman craft.  Joanne also took her kids to a 67s game and they loved it!


The majority of our posts centered around the Holidays in December.  We have a great post about Holidays classics from Carly and another from the Ottawa Public Library.

We had two great posts about gift ideas for teachers, one from Shawna and another from Angela.

We talked about getting a tree, decorating the tree, stockings, giving back during the Holidays, taking a trip down Taffy Lane, getting Santa photos done, favourite holiday movies, and holiday traditions. And that's not all! We talked about the 25 days of Christmas - a great activity for kids for the entire month of December.  We baked with Krista, our contributors talked about how they celebrate,  we talked about buying gifts second hand and we visited the Cumberland Museum during their holiday festivities.


LMNOP is a great little toy store in Orleans you should check out. Alicia tells us about a great Christmas craft, but Gotta Paint is fun for the kids all year round.


We welcomed three great sponsors this month: Empire Theatres, Starr Gymnastics (stay tuned for a great event and giveaway from them soon!) and 4Cats. Our sponsors help keep Kids in the Capital going - please support them by visiting them and letting them know we sent you :)

There is just as much fun stuff to do in January as there is in December! Do you have any favorite winter activities? Share them with other Kids in the Capital parents! Email us at to blog about your winter fun.