Wee Bits: Must-Dos with Kids This Season, Fun Little Gift Ideas, Holiday Music Camp, the Benefit of Guilt, and Sesame Street Takes on Stranger Things

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wee bits late fall

I enjoyed this Sesame Street spoof of Stranger Things almost as much as I enjoyed Stranger Things. And that’s saying a lot. (Via Nerdist)

Hey! This Saturday, December 2, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., the Clay Studio is hosting their third annual Hand-Crafted Holidays event — a whole festive day of tastings, demos, and hands-on activities (clay ornament making! Cocoa-tea tasting!). There’s also a family-friendly workshop you can register for now — $17.50 per person, from 10 a.m. to noon, you can learn the basics of working on a pottery wheel! Good for kids from four on up. (Pre-registration required!)

What a very helpful list of local charities worth your donation. (Donations of time or money!) [Full disclosure: Ashley helped edit this over at Philly Mag.]

This Brazilian ad about a mom’s energy is rather inspiring.

Great list from Visit Philly of a whole bunch of things to do with kids over the holidays. 

I enjoyed this list of weird little gift ideas from The Strategist.

Speaking of which: The Philadelphia Dance Academy’s annual Nutcracker performance is December 16 and December 17. It’s cool because it’s put on by the Philadelphia Youth Ballet.

Man, I wish I’d known about this before we got married. LOVE. (Via WHYY.)

Y’all, the holiday camps over at Music Theatre Philly sound AWESOME: The themes are Sing! and Olaf’s Frozen Adventure, and kids will sing, dance, act and craft for four- or five-day camp schedules.

I debated sharing this story from NY Mag because it is so, so heart-rending and I cried the whole time. So consider yourself warned.

Is a little guilt good for your kid? (The NYT says yeah.)

Some of these ideas from Parents.com are good: 30 Little Things That Mean a Lot to Kids.