During our holiday party we made reindeer food. (Oatmeal , birdseed and a few dashes of glitter to light the way for Santa's reindeer to find our homes!)
We also decorated our Tannonbaums from Germany.(trees)
Yes... they are a bit messy but oh so yummy!
During our party we also made we these darling snowman ornaments. The have been all over Pinterest for years and I finally made them. We painted their hand-prints on Tuesday so on Friday they would be all dry and ready to decorate with colored sharpies. Each one so unique and darling.
Wishing you all a joyous, family filled, RESTFUL vacation!
I got my Santa, Reindeerand Elves up! My room definitely has a holiday feel with these cuties hanging around.
We were busy little elves last week. I had three amazing mommies who got all my kiddos hands painted for their wreaths in one morning! Tonight I added a dowel, ribbon bows and gold for their names. (This is why I'm working on a post at 11:00 at night) All we have to do is wrap! The picture on the left is our wrapping paper made with paint and cookie cutters. Our card is also an ornament from their "little angel."
Here are two versions of gingerbread men and hand print quilts. One is from Kinder and the other from Tk!
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We are busy planning our Long Ago days in Kindergarten.
We celebrate the day before Thanksgiving break.
All Kindergarten classes participate together.
We are fortunate here in CA that the weather is usually great.
Yet in the event of rain our kids go from classroom to classroom freely. Below are a few of the activities we do together.
Native American sand paintings
We use salt and powdered paint!
Every hunter needs an arrow made with
a straw and paper triangles!
Next they are off to hunt for dinner!
This is one of the most popular centers.
What's a Thanksgiving without a turkey!
Long ago fishing was a great way to get food for dinner.
We fished for letters.
Let's make some beautiful macaroni pattern necklaces.
Tortilla teepees made with tortillas milk and food coloring. YUM!
We also make butter, log cabins from pretzel sticks, plant corn seeds and make clay pots. Parent volunteers run all the activities and do the face painting. We are all thankful to be at such a wonderful school!
I have had so many requests for this little pumpkin life cycle sequence. My copy was so old and hand drawn. I finally have a brand new crisp black-line available HERE!
(I did have to hand draw the stem for the front I could not find a clip art that would work)
We are going to end the month with some Frankenstein fun. I pinned this cute mini paper plate guy from Pinterest a few weeks ago. I turned him into a counting and ordering activity that my kiddos will complete this week. I glued a pocket to the back for them to put their numbers in after putting them in order.
We will put this poem on the the pocket.
Monsters MUNCH, Monsters CRUNCH!
Monsters like to COUNT for lunch!
This week we will describe Frankenstein on our circle maps at literacy centers and do some monster labeling too.
This darling sewing activity seemed to be all over Pinterest The great thing is they can't mess it up! My kids loved it. We wrote one of our Poerty Journal Poems on the back.