Monday, December 12, 2011

Christmas Words Activity


This activity practices matching upper-case and lower-case letters.
I wrote out a few Christmas words on white cardstock in upper-case.
Then wrote out the same letters on green construction paper in lower-case.
The boys practice matching the letters and then reading the Christmas word.
Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Santa Hat Craft




Here is a very easy craft we did the other day.
Just cut out a red triangle 
and glue cotton balls on the bottom and 1 on the top 
for a cute & simple Santa Hat!
Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Christmas Tree Shapes




We made Christmas trees out of different shapes for a craft/learning activity.

First I cut out 3 of each shape in different sizes: Triangles, Circles, Squares, Diamonds, Ovals, Rectangles.
Then I let LM glue them on the paper from biggest to smallest.
We added star stickers on top and a brown tree trunk on the bottom.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Christmas Countdown: Stockings & Books

I've been trying to figure out how to countdown to Christmas with the boys this year.
Since baby girl is due soon, I wanted to make it really simple on everyone. 
Here's what we've got:


First, I taped numbers on candy canes.

Next, I hung up 25 mini stockings on a string using clothespins. Then I put the candy canes in the stockings.
I got the stockings for like $0.10 each after Christmas last year!! (You could also use socks, or make your own stockings from felt or something. OR just use the candy canes without the stockings! So many options.....)


Each day we'll take a candy cane out for us all to share while we read a Christmas book together.
I collected Christmas books from the thrift store throughout the year and wrapped them up. We'll open one each day until Christmas.


And that's it!
If I wasn't about to have a baby, I had some other fun ideas for spicing the countdown up a bit:
Like putting a clue in each stocking sending the boys on a treasure hunt to find that day's Christmas book.
Or
Doing a craft each day that goes along with the Christmas book we read.

But, I guess there's always next year! 

Merry Christmas!