Tuesday, December 20, 2011

What we have been up to....Christmas Activities....

So.... it has been a while since I have updated with any school time activities besides baking... apparently working has taken up a bit of my free time.... no worries though.... it takes away from blogging...not teaching... here are some of our Christmas activities that we did during school (or otherwise) over the last month.... over our break I will attempt to get some posts together showing the more academic activities that we have been doing... stay tuned!!!! And... as per usual.... a plethora of pictures are below....

Ryleigh and Braeden decorating our tree after Thanksgiving...
Mosaic Advent Candles:
K4 made these very pretty Advent Candles...

Adding the mosaic tiles...
Working on adding the wreath to the bottom of the candle...
The girls with their advent candles...
Abstract Christmas Trees:
In K4 (plus Braeden...because he didn't nap)... we made Abstract Christmas Trees..... they used fun painting technics...and added different shapes (sponge paint) for ornaments.... and finished with some glitter glue for tinsel...

Painting the tree...
Making sure everyone else is on task....
Finding the decorating process very funny...
The finished abstract Trees....
Button Wreath Ornaments:
Both classes made button wreath ornaments.... stringing white, red and green buttons onto a pipecleaner....and making a circle....

Working very hard on their projects in Tot School....
Inspecting their work...
Working on their ornaments in K4...
Handprint Angels:
The kids made shape/ handprint angels.... it is neat to see Braeden now completing some of the crafts that I have done with Ryleigh in the past...

Gluing on the Triangle (body), Circle (head) and Oval (hal0).....
The finished Angels...
Handprint Christmas Trees:
We also made these Handprint Trees.... I didn't take pictures during this project as it got slightly dice-y at times!

A finished tree...
Gingerbread Ornaments:
Working on their ornaments...
Whatcha Making Wednesdays... Sugar Cookies:
Every week I host a link up for kid friendly cooking/baking/ recipes... this week we made sugar cookies...

Ryleigh decorating her cookies...
Aunt Laura with Andy and the kids.... Ryleigh is tired of posing for pictures at this point....how cute are the matching shirts though? I got them from Missy Prissy Bow Boutique...
Ryleigh and Braeden...hugging it out before the Holiday Party begins...
Santa came to visit our neighborhood with his Firetruck....
HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!!

Some of the Books that we read to go along with our activities:


Where I am linking up:

For more great stART posts check out A Mommy's Adventures!
For more fun projects check out ABC and 123... Red Ted Art ... JDaniel4's Mom... and

To see what others did this week check out Tot School at 1+1+1=1; Preschool Corner at Homeschool Creations; Mom 2 lil Posh Divas and the Weekly Wrap-up at Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers.

5 comments:

Brittney said...

Looks like a lot of fun!

I managed to get a handprint Angel out of my 2 year recently. I'm not one for crafts, but I love handprint crafts!

http://moms-heart.blogspot.com/2011/12/handprint-angel-ornament.html

Brittney

MiaB said...

Loved all your activities. I especially loved your advent candles- turned out beautiful.

~MiaB
www.mamamiasheart2heart.com

Nish said...

Beautiful painting and nice planning for Christmas. good family and cute kids good job
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RedTedArt said...

Oh I love all your crafts, but those candles are gorgeous!

Thank you for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!

Maggy

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Your hand print crafts are so cute. The angels are so pretty!