As a loving mom, I love giving gifts to all three of my children. Nothing gives me greater joy than to watch their faces lit up when they open gifts. The teacher side of me makes me want to not only give material things to my children ,but more importantly the gift of knowledge. Children tend to easily get out sink with school work when on an extended vacation. To this end that is why, as a mom and teacher I always provide my children with some fun activities that will help keep their minds sharp. Putting away just 20 to 30 minutes a day can reap big dividends for children. The activity does have to be very rigorous, it can be a simple crossword puzzle relating to christmas. I am posting some of my favorite puzzles, feel free to copy them for your child. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!