Working in an elementary school
gets pretty crazy around holiday time!
The kids are bouncing off the walls
and so are all the adults!
It's a very busy time of year
and little kids are waiting for the big guy
to arrive on Christmas Eve!
So what was I to do but join in on the chaos!!!
We were in school until the 23rd
which makes it hard for all-
so last week I began the ornament extravaganza -
over the past 5 days the kids have made 10 ornaments
and by the end of this week they will
have about 14 ornaments
to present to their families
as a holiday gift-
they are all super excited
and in the midst of it all
we are trying to teach!!!
I thought I'd show you the ornaments
they have made
but I can't show you their
cute and very excited faces-
I also had to rework some of the ideas I had -
you forget what a little 6 and 7 year old
can actually do when it comes to crafts
so some ornaments
have been revamped for a 1st grader!!
We began with an easy reindeer.
It included 3 Popsicle sticks,
2 red pompom balls
and a green foam holly leaf-
the kids colored the sticks in with markers
Another reindeer we made was with their hand print.
They dipped their palms in brown paint
and pressed them onto blue card stock-
after waiting overnight,
they decorated them with ribbon,
a bell and a pompom-
what parent won't love a remembrance
of their child's hand at that age!
On the same idea,
they dipped their pointer and thumb into white paint
and then pressed them onto red card stock
forming a wee little snowman-
we added arms and a little foam black hat-
adorable for the tree!
They decorated trees made from Popsicle sticks
Next came a little felt mouse
and an added plastic candy cane
foam gingerbread men,
plastic spoon santas,
with a real candy cane!
It's so much fun to see their little eyes light up each day
when I show them what they will be making
and by Friday
they will be spinning like tops!!
But, this is what life is really all about-
putting a little delight in all their little lives!
Oh what fun it is!!
Take care, gotta fly- Claire