|Tree on the front, Santa on the back; hang and spin!|
I usually wait till the last week before break to do this VERY labor intensive project, but we were able to squeeze it in early this year so I could hang it up! Hooray!
I like to pair this activity with the skill compare and contrast... how? you ask... with these two books.
We read both stories (not back to back, but within a few days of each other) and talk about their similarities and differences.
Then the kids do this follow up independent activity (which you can get HERE), while I work with my strugglers on the skill.
|Same: They both go in a house Different: One had Santa the other has Goldilocks|
If you are interested in the Santa Tree pattern let me know, and I'll post it!
And... one more fun little project that we do for the holiday is this reindeer. It is a fun direct instruction cutting project great for giving the kiddos a chance to practice tracing, cutting squares into circles and rectangles into ovals, and the awful task of cutting out a triangle from the rectangle (I have to have MILLIONS of extras for this; tons of "it's okay, just try again" going on for this project). But, in the end they come out super cute.
Okay... that's enough, LOL! Happy Wednesday!