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Friday, December 30, 2011

Snowman Puppet

Use colored foam to create this adorable snowman puppet. Add googly eyes and a marker for the mouth. Glue to a large craft stick.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Let's Play the Snowball Game

Cut out enough white circles for each of your student's names. Write 1 letter on each "snowball." For longer names make smaller circles. Paint the bottom of a piece of blue construction paper like shown and set aside to dry. Have each child put their letters in order to spell their name and glue onto paper. Add "snowflakes" with paintbrush or q-tips. Say the following:

Let's play the snowball game,
How many letters spell your name? (point to one child and have them count out snowballs as they point to each one, then child says "5 snowballs spell my name") You can also have them say each letter, then proceed to another child.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Baby Food Jar Reindeer

Squirt brown paint into the jar, replace lid and shake. Use a brown sharpie to color the lid. Using a glue gun assist the children with attaching the eyes, nose and antlers (made from brown pipe cleaners).

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Paper Towel Roll Angel

Cut a paper towel roll in half and paint it white. Use the angel wings template in the template tab and trace it onto white construction paper, cut out and glue to the back of the paper towel roll as shown. Use a white pipe cleaner for the halo. Cut out a circle for the face and color. Use another pipe cleaner for her hair.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Train Ornament

Use a glue gun and assist the children in attaching peppermints to a lifesaver roll of candy like shown. Add a caramel square then a Hershey kiss like above. Tape or glue ribbon for hanging.

Paper Plate Wreath

Create this wreath by cutting out the center of a large paper plate. Tear pieces of construction paper and glue to plate like shown. Add tissue paper for berries.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Let's Feed The Reindeer!

Combine Quaker Oats and glitter in a large mixing bowl and have each child fill a baby food jar with the special reindeer food. Attach lid and use a brown sharpie to color the lid. Using a glue gun assist child with attaching the eyes, nose, and antlers. Attach a small card using ribbon with the following on it:
 On Christmas Eve when the stars are bright,
leave these oats within the reindeer's sight.
The glitter will sparkle, it will bring them near,
and the jingle of sleigh bells you just might
~Merry Christmas

Friday, December 9, 2011

Tissue Paper Wreath

Cut out the center of a small paper plate. Crumple up green tissue paper for wreath and red for the berries. Glue to plate like shown.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Paper Plate Santa Caterpillar

Paint four small paper plates red, connect with a hole puncher and yarn. Attach a white paper plate for the head. Cut out boots from black construction paper and a hat from red construction paper. Add a pom pom for the nose and cotton balls for the beard and top of the hat. Add googly eyes.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Hand Christmas Tree

Paint hand and form a Christmas like shown. Add ornaments using glitter etc.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Paper Towel Roll Christmas Tree

• Cut a paper towel roll in half. Paint 3/4 of roll green and 1/4 brown, dry. Cut out a green triangle and a yellow star out of construction paper, Cut a slit on both sides to put the triangle down into. Decorate.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Hand Rudolph

Make this adorable Rudolph with hands and fingers! Paint on black eyes and red nose. Simple and cute!

Hand Santa

What you need:
• Red, peach and white paint
• Markers

What to do:
• paint the fingers white (beard)
• paint the thumb and top part of the hand red (hat)
• paint the "middle" peach (face)
• add eyes and nose with a marker

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Triangle Christmas Tree

Create this simple tree by gluing the triangles from largest to smallest on top of eachother onto a piece of paper. Decorate, add a star and trunk.(click on picture
for template

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Hand Print Angel

Paint hand white and press down onto dark blue paper like shown. Add glitter while it is still wet. Cut out a circle from whit construction paper and color. Attach like above. Add hair with tissue paper or yarn. Make halo using glue and glitter.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Kwanzaa Books

Hanukkah Books

Gingerbread Man In Disguise

Send home a gingerbread man cut out like below made from poster board and have the children "disguise" him so he will not be eaten!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Hand Wreath

Trace and cut out hands from green construction paper and glue like shown to a large paper plate (cut out center) and add red tissue paper for berries (or torn pieces of red paper).

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Santa (Song)

(to the tune of "Mary had a Little
Guess whose beard is long
and white?
Long and white? Long and white?
Guess whose beard is long and
It's Dear old Santa.
Guess whose suit is red and white?
Red and white? Red and white?
Guess whose Suit is red and white?
it's Dear old San-ta!
Guess who comes on Christmas Eve?
Christmas Eve? Christmas Eve?
Guess who comes on Christmas Eve?
It's Dear old San-ta!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Santa Magnet

Tape together glue sticks like shown and paint white (beard). Paint 2 craft sticks red and one more white for the hat. Glue hat to a piece of foam or construction paper like shown. Color a circle "peach" and attach behind like shown. Add white pom pom for top of hat and googly eyes. Use a sharpie for the nose.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Paper Plate Gingerbread Man

Use a large paper plate, construction paper, yarn, googly eyes,and pom poms to create this adorable gingerbread boy!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Paper Plate Scarecrow

Use the template here to trace the hat,nose and cheeks. Trace hands onto yellow paper and cut out. Glue together as shown. Add yellow strips of construction paper for "straw hair"

Turkey Headband

Create this super cute headband using construction paper, glue, and googly eyes. Assemble like the picture above.


The year has turned its circle,
the seasons come and go.
The harvest is all gathered in,
and chilly north winds blow.
Orchards have shared their treasures,
the fields, their yellow grain.
So open wide the doorway,
Thanksgiving comes again!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Turkey Stick Puppet

Use foam pieces, Large craft stick and googly eyes to create this cute Turkey puppet. Use in conjunction with poem below:

The Turkey is a funny bird
It's head goes bobble bobble,
and all he knows is just one word ...and

that is gobble-gobble!