Merry Christmas, mate!
I asked an Aussie friend to tell me about their Christmas traditions and she told me they are the same as in the USA except it’s hot so they have a picnic on the beach. I needed lots more information than that so I had to google it. lol.
I told the kids about the Carols by Candlelight… a radio announcer was walking home from his night-time radio shift on Christmas Eve in 1937, he passed a window and saw inside an elderly woman sitting up in bed, listening to Away in a Manger being played on the radio and singing along, with her face being lit by candlelight. Wondering how many others spent Christmas alone, he had the idea to gather a large group of people to all sing Christmas carols together by candlelight. now there are thousands of people that gather together all over Australia, holding candles and singing Christmas carols on Christmas Eve or the Sunday before Christmas.
I also told the kids how Santa wears swim trunks and goes surfing. and according to this song, his sleigh is pulled by six white boomers (big grandaddy kangaroos)
For lunch we ate homeade bread with baked beans on it…
and fairy sandwiches (white bread, spread with butter and sprinkles)
the little girls mostly just wanted the fairy sandwiches.
We made lamingtons for dessert (recipe HERE)
I couldn’t find a craft to do. if anybody has a good idea then let me know!