Have I mentioned how much I love the twins kinder teacher. I've voiced my opinion before about the lack of art and crafts in school these days, but you won't hear a single complaint from me this year. Their teacher does a lot of art and crafts with them and I love spending time volunteering in the class helping out.
Here are just some of the Christmas crafts they did over the past couple of weeks (there are still more hanging in the classroom).
Fingerprint Reindeer Christmas Cards made for the parents
Gingerbread people on plates which were used as props for their holiday concert to sing "Gingerbread Cookies". Cut and paste snowman project. Coloring stocking - note the matching colors to the number of objects in each section.
Christmas tree by numbers. Poinsettias (these were framed for parents) - acrylic paint used for the poinsettias and watercolors to make the stained glass windows behind it.
UPDATE: This craft project was initially created for a website by the name of Kidzui, however that website no longer exists.
Have your child stitch some pretty Fall cards to send to relatives this Thanksgiving. My tutorial for these is over at Kidzui.
These cards are not only a fun craft project but will teach the kids a new skill, and they'll have something handmade to send to their favorite people this Thanksgiving.
What you need:
Needle (with a larger eye)
Sketch a fall item such as a pumpkin or fall leaf onto the card and then place small dots every 1/2 centimeter or so around the drawing. Use the dots as a guide for stitches as you sew around the drawing.
Instead of celebrating Valentine's Day, the twins preschool are celebrating Friendship Day.
Remember the Friendship Bracelets we made for the girls in the class. Well we made these for the boys.
These are very simple to make. I found the train sand molds at Target. Using the kids crayons I sketched out the picture, scanned it into the computer, added the text, then printed out enough copies for the boys in the class. Then using a couple of Elmer's glue spots, I attached the train to the picture.
Disclosure: I was compensated for this project as a member of the #couchcritics and #gluenglitter communities on Collective Bias.
I'm taking the kids to see Gnomeo and Juliet for Valentine's Day (with thanks to Collective Bias). So, when they asked me to come up with a giant Valentine's Day card using an Elmer's Tri-Fold Display Board I knew immediately what I wanted to do.
Along the sides I created pockets and popped in fun activities and printables that I found on the Gnomeo and Juliet website. I put pretend tickets in an envelope for the gnome to hold as their gift.
The kids will be so excited to find out that they are seeing the movie next week.
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