Handmade GiftsOne of my very sweet kinders moved to California in November and my whole class misses him very much. We wanted to do something special as a gift for our California friend, so we made Christmas decorations for him in class. Last week Jennifer from First Grade Blue Skies shared this ADORABLE Easy Ornament freebie. This was the perfect project for our dear friend. We made our ornaments on 4.5x6" sheets of construction paper and I scaled down the ornament toppers on a copy machine then used silver ribbon to string them together. I also let my kiddos use fancy scissors (aka pinking sheers) to cut their paper strips. Once the project was finished, I took a class photo of everyone with the ornament garland as our Christmas card. It was precious!
Reindeer FoodEvery year Santa makes a surprise visit to our classroom the night before our class Christmas party. He comes in the middle of the night and leaves behind the materials to make magic reindeer food. Santa stopped by a few hours earlier than usual this year and left his magical goodies while I was still at school. He left the magical ingredients, as well a letter to my class and the Top-Secret Recipe for Santa's Super-Special Magic Reindeer Food. My kiddos are going to have so much fun making this tomorrow!
You can download a Santa's Super-Secret Magic Reindeer Food Kit to prepare for when Santa visits your classroom as well! The download includes a letter from Santa, his Top-Secret Reindeer Food recipe, and labels for zipper baggies. This product is priced at $1 (and is a great value) but I am so excited to share it with you, that I will leave this as a FREE item for 24 hours. Grab it for FREE while you can!
Christmas CountdownI also have a forever FREEBIE to share with you. Remember my classroom Countdown to Christmas Sign? You can download this for FREE and create a countdown sign for your own classroom. Just print, trim the white border off of each page, glue onto 12x18 construction paper and laminate! You can use it as a dry-erase surface after laminating, but I recommend using clear tape to affix a clear transparency to the writing area (this will help your marks to erase MUCH more easily!)
6 Days 'Til Christmas and only 2 "wake-ups" left before vacation begins!