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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Activities

Tot School - ages 13mos, 32mos and 5yrs.

I have not done nearly the amount of Christmas Activities I had planned to do with school.  We haven’t really done any ‘formal’ schooling the whole month…but that’s what is so great about Homeschool.  I know my kids are still constantly learning, and having priceless experiences.  But Friday was the first real ‘down’ day we have all month, so I pulled out a few things I had planned.
Weaving Christmas Ribbons (I got this great idea from Our Montessori Home)
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Spooning/Transfer of bulb ornaments (this apricot container from Costco has gotten so much use, I LOVE it!)
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And then we talked a bit about patterns using the bulbs
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We also made some Christmas Snow Globes – I have read it is better to add some glycerin, but I didn’t find any at Wal-mart, and haven’t had time to look elsewhere.   So, we just used water and glitter and some stage 3 baby food jars.  I hot glued these little Christmas trinkets I found at Wal-mart to the lids, the kids poured their water into the jars, and added the glitter. 
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We also made some Christmas tea light lamps.  Also made from stage 3 baby food jars, we covered the outside of these in tissue paper (red, green and gold) and modge podge, and placed a tea light candle inside.  These are the ones I made as gifts, the kids made some too!  These were inexpensive and fun (I had all the supplies on hand). 
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And now, I can’t wait to hit up the AFTER Christmas Clearance Sales for lots of great things for NEXT YEAR’s school and project fun!
MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

Linking up with:
Montessori MondayTot SchoolWorkbox Wednesday

2 comments:

  1. The ribbon weaving is a great idea, and I love your snow globes, too! I hope you had a great Christmas :)

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  2. Thanks for sharing with Workbox Wednesday...makes me wish I had baby food jars!!!

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