Friday, December 21, 2012

Christmas Projects- Come Look and Pin For Next Year!

Ok... this is what we did this week...

On Monday we made gingerbread dough, cut it out, and baked it.

Then school got cancelled for two days because so many kids and teachers were sick.

So, today, we painted them in the morning.

Here are a few...

I am in *love* with this little girlie's!


We also made these on Monday.  I was inspired by something I saw in the "Easy Holiday Craft Guide" that Marygrove College posted last week.  So, we made these on ceramic tiles that I bought at Home Depot for less than $0.40 each!  SCORE!  And it really was quick and easy!  Each kid wrote "You light up my life!" and signed their name and dated their tile.  Then they squiggled out a strand of lights and used their fingers to press on lights.  We let them dry and I Modge Podged them.

Of course, I realized I didn't take a picture after we frantically wrapped these today... so this is mine that I made as a test!

And we made reindeer ornaments again this year.  I took this picture before this little guy put the nose on his reindeer!  Oops!  He did get noses on by the end of the day, if you're worried about it!

It was a fun and crafty week!  We also squeezed in Christmas Around the World, even though we missed so much school!  My kiddos enjoyed filling in their scrapbooks and learning about the different countries.

And, of course, I read them this book. 

Can you see how loved and worn it is?  And how my mom taped in every single page because I wore it out reading it so much?  I must have been 7 or so when I got it for Christmas... it's all about me, my sister (Michelle), and our dog Max as we travel around the world, collecting letters so that Santa can teach us the true meaning of Christmas.  Which is PEACE!

Anywho, I read it to my class every year... they're always impressed at how I barely look at the text to read it to them... someone always notices!


  1. I have seen that tile craft on pinterest but never got around to making them:( I bet your kiddos really enjoyed all the activities.

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  2. awww. your crafts are adorable!! I love it. AND I've never ever heard of school being cancelled because of too many sick teachers and students! That is crazy! hope you kept healthy! :)

    Teaching in Paradise

  3. All your projects look adorable! I especially love the tile craft. I'm going to have to remember that for parent gifts next year - I bet they'd make adorable drink coasters.


  4. My aunt gave me a book similar to that when I was in 1st grade! I didn't even remember it until I read about yours. I remember taking it to my teacher, and she read it to the whole class. I loved that she was reading a book with my name in it. I need to find mine!


  5. Cute! Wow, I've never heard of school getting cancelled due to illness. That's pretty bad. Hope everyone is feeling better for the holiday!

    Heather at TeachItToday!

  6. I have that same book! And I have another one that is just like it but a different story. As a kid, I thought those were so cool!


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