10 Days of Christmas Fun ~ Plans

I have planned 10 days of fun Christmas focused learning for my children and am so excited to begin today!  I have never done this before and probably wouldn’t have this year had we not gotten stuck down south for a week!  I have always wanted to be this planned, just never had the time to prepare this much!

The plans are based mostly around Krash {age 4.5} since he is in the middle, but I plan to include Ladybug and Pac Man as much as possible.  Pac Man LOVES the younger stuff so it should be no problem this year.  Plus Pac still has to do normal 3rd grade during these weeks too.  Krash has December off of RRSP and will just be doing this.  Ladybug will be joining in with the fun when she isn’t sleeping!

You can download the PDF files and then you can see the links within the documents,  I linked up every activity so it would be easy for you find it {and also for me to go back next year and find some things I may repeat}.  I also included an image because I am totally visual, so hopefully that will help some of you too.  I found tons of neat stuff online, I am so excited and thankful to all of the other moms out there who offer their printables/ideas for free too!

Week 1…

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Week 2…Slide2

Every day stuff, and extra links…Christmas Lesson Plan

You can download our Christmas Learning Plans here!

edited to add…Some of the links weren’t working, I updated and think I fixed them all but the PDF isn’t saving properly so I had to link u some of the images instead.  Try the words or the image and if neither work, let me know and I will add a direct link here in this post ;-).

I snapped a few photos with my measly camera {my good one is STILL away being fixed, I am going CRAZY without it}, to show you a few things I have set up to begin our week.  I took these photos Sunday night before we began on Monday.

I flipped K’s RRSP board over and attached our Christmas songs with velcro so I could possibly do this again for different seasons when we take a week off of RRSP…IMG_6464

 

I set up a collage making table, putting old cards into a basket.  I added white paper, scissors, glue and tape.  Pac Man got ahold of it right after he saw it !!!  Above are our focus Christmas books {all linked up in my plans}IMG_6465

 

Our first hands-on activity is ready {thanks Musings of Me} and on our dry erase board with magnets…IMG_6467

 

I am SOOOO excited about our Christmas Sensory Bin!!!  This is just the beginning {Thanks to Michaels-I got almost everything there with a 25% off entire purchase coupon}.  For the bin, I plan to add one small item each day and challenge the kids to figure out what is new.  I plan to get the bin down daily, as I know how much they all love it!IMG_6461

 

Finally, I decided to make myself a written note to hang on the board so I don’t go brain-dead!  It’s amazing how much I can plan and then forget something HUGE.  So, this is not the order specifically, just a cross-off sheet for things I hope to do with the kids tomorrow!!IMG_6470

 

A mommy side note…I am well aware that things won’t go as beautifully as I have planned in my mind and I am praying I can keep my cool.  I tend to lose it a bit when my grand plans aren’t so grand in the eyes of little ones.  Even if I have a few flops, I need to remember that they will remember my attitude more than any activity we may do.  Lord help me remain graceful, peaceful, and joyful.