Thursday, December 20, 2012

We are Writing!!

I know, Christmas vacation has started for everyone but, I just wanted to share one more cute and rather amazing activity that my class did during our last week of school.  These are a few of our name trees.

I still am amazed at how much fun everyone had making these trees.  First we counted out the number of letters in our names.  Then we picked out the correct number of triangles.  Next, we wrote each letter of our name on the triangles.  Finally, we assembled the trees and of course, added our star on top!  What a fabulous keepsake.  I sure hope our parents enjoy these as much as I do!

& a very Happy New Year
Mrs. Karen's Class

Monday, December 10, 2012

Christmas Crafts for Children

This is going to be a short little post to show you all some of the amazing things my class has been making for Christmas.  I'm WAY behind on my Christmas shopping AND decorating AND crafting so I'll just post a few pictures for you to enjoy.

All you need is varied sizes of paper 
(I used some leftover scrapbooking paper)
and let the children have fun making their very own tree.

Hand prints and fingerprints make the most wonderful pictures.
This one is especially nice for Christmas!

I cut out a candy cane and the children painted on the stripes. 
This was a great way to work on our fine motor skills!!

I taped off a Christmas tree design with some painters tape and
let the children go wild with red and green paint.
To make it a little more fun, we added rubbing alcohol to the paint.
The alcohol smelled funny and made the paint dried really fast.
(NOTE:  Use a hair dryer and heat up the tape, it releases easier!)

More hand prints!
The stripes on the candy were cut by the children.
Isn't it wonderful?!?!?

Last, but certainly not least is this precious hand print angel.
The body was made from leftover wallpaper!

Thanks for stopping by to visit with us.  I'll be posting more during our Christmas break so I hope you stop back again.