Deck the Halls With Keepsake Ornaments!
This 36-page Christmas Ornament packet is filled with 16 different ornaments that your students will enjoy making, or perhaps you’ll want to choose one to whip off a bunch of, as gifts for your little ones.
Every year I machine embroidered my students’ names on a snowman hat and made them these “snow” special snowball ornaments, in celebration of the fact that they could write their name.
In the past, I’ve also skipped the name portion and done them with Sunday school groups for Christmas craft night.
You can use any of these, as creative independent centers for a fun December activity to reinforce listening and following directions, as well as increase fine motor skills.
Some of them actually look good enough to eat, like these construction paper cookies topped with shaving cream and glue "frosting!"
Festoon your hallway or trim your bulletin board with awesome borders and then send the ornaments home a few days before break.
Click on the link to view/download the Christmas Ornament packet.
Even when doing “craftivities” it was always important to me to review a variety of standards.
One of my parents’ favorite ornaments was the fingerprint tree.
It’s more recent, so it’s not in the above packet. The tree is a great way to review the concept of +1 more and counting to 10, all the while producing a lovely keepsake.
Click on the link to view/download the fingerprint Christmas tree.
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