Christmas Learning Fun ~ The End!!

We finished up our learning fun this week, and although I was slack on photographing everything, I did get a good portion!  We didn’t get to do everything I had planned, but had fun with what we did do! You can see our 10 Days of Christmas Fun plans here.

One of the best Christmas activities we did, and it wasn’t even in my original plan…making Christmas tree crayons!  My mom brought a silicone tree mold and we had the old crayons…IMG_3727

We peeled & peeled…IMG_3729

They baked at 250 for about 25 minutes…IMG_3735

Once they cooled, they popped right out and have been good not only for coloring,IMG_3832 but also for counting…IMG_3809and stacking too!

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Least impressive of my Christmas ideas…the manger themed sensory bin.  I used straw {from Michaels} and added miniature nativity characters {which were tiny ornaments also from Michaels}.  I cut the straw some, but not enough and it was big ol mess.  Ladybug played for awhile but then pointed to get the other Christmas bin down!IMG_3816

 

Krash finished up most of the Christmas coloring I had for him…IMG_3820

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He didn’t like that the pattern blocks wiggled around ;-), but he did it!IMG_3981

We had a lot of fun sorting the ornaments by different attributes.IMG_3985

We had lots of fun with the trace a tree from Homeschool Creations.  Again, the boys loved using their large block and Education Cubes printables.IMG_3897

Christmas Learning Fun ~ Day 1

Christmas Learning Fun ~ Day 2

Christmas Learning Fun ~ Day 3

Christmas Learning Fun ~ Day 4

Christmas Learning Fun ~ Days 5, 6, & 7

 

We had tons of fun this year and although we didn’t do everything on our plan, we had loads of fun with what we did do.  I stuck to my ATTITUDE over ACTIVITY mindset for the most part and tried my best to be peaceful and graceful attitude with the kiddos.

A special thanks to everyone who created the printables and activities we used throughout our Christmas fun weeks!

Christmas Learning Fun ~ Days 5, 6, & 7

We have had a fun past few days, I just haven’t had a chance to post it, so I am combining a few days.  You can see our 10 Days of Christmas Fun plans here.

I got really slack with the plans AND the camera, being so frustrated not having my real camera.  I did capture some of our fun though!!  The kids continue to enjoy finding the one new item I add to the sensory bin each day.  Pac Man is very good about reminding me if I forget!IMG_6752

I am working on different skills with them while they play, this day I made patterns with them and then noticed Ladybug stacking the cylinders on her own!!

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Ordering by sizeIMG_6760

Krash was not at all interested in copying my Christmas pattern, but Ladybug loved it!!!IMG_6761

Want to see who else stays in her jammies a little too long some days…IMG_6758

Working on our shooting star treesIMG_6767

Making the word catIMG_6772

Mickey Christmas MazeIMG_6775

Making patterns with Mary, Joseph and Baby JesusIMG_6777

Ladybug LOVES all of the Christmas additions and will dig through our bucket often.  I let the kids play with the games we have already done and find other creative ways to use them.  Ladybug’s favorite activity is throwing them over her shoulder.IMG_6779

The very best Christmas fun actually occurs outside of the schoolroom, when we cuddle up and watch a good Christmas movie in the middle of the day!IMG_6765

Christmas Learning Fun ~ Day 1

Christmas Learning Fun ~ Day 2

Christmas Learning Fun ~ Day 3

Christmas Learning Fun ~ Day 4

Christmas Learning Fun ~ Day 4

We had another great Christmas fun day!! You can see our 10 Days of Christmas Fun plans here, this is Day 4!

The favorite activity of the day was definitely “Delicious Decorations.”  We made ornament crackers and also made Christmas trees using our cutter from this awesome set.

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I was the most thrilled that Krash consumed lots of veggies without making a big old fuss about them!

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They both liked Roll a Reindeer, except Krash doesn’t like not knowing the correct color.  He doesn’t like much coloring freedom, everything has to be just-so!  The boys used one of our new cubes, and our printables from Education Cubes.  They LOVE these!!!IMG_6733

 

Krash is working hard on his ABC tracing book, and we enjoyed putting them all in order!IMG_6735

 

He loves the letter finding trees.  Such a simple activity to reinforce his lower case letter ID…IMG_6737

 

Working on the word MaryIMG_6739

 

We put our “cookies” into our cube and rolled a picture before placing it on our cookie tray.  This made it much more fun for Krash who wasn’t at all impressed with my beautiful cookie matching game.IMG_6743

Christmas Learning Fun ~ Day 1

Christmas Learning Fun ~ Day 2

Christmas Learning Fun ~ Day 3

Christmas Learning Fun ~ Day 4 {this post}

Christmas Learning Fun ~ Day 5, 6, & 7

Christmas Learning Fun ~ Day 3

We had another great Christmas fun day!! You can see our 10 Days of Christmas Fun plans here, this is Day 3!

Just so you don’t think my kids are always engaged in meaningful, well planned activities, I show you this proof…IMG_6615Yup, I woke up in a bad Mommy-mood and thought it would be best for all parties if we just started our day with a movie.  I chose “The Small One” which is a bonus feature on this Mickey Mouse DVD.  We have read the book a ton already this season so they all enjoyed it!  I personally enjoyed my coffee and the peace and quiet.

We then dove into the sensory bin and within about 20 minutes our neat schoolroom looked like this…IMG_6617

 

We also did some planned work too! Krash is really enjoying his coloring, which is something Pac Man would have HATED at this age.  I LOVE that K loves it!!!!IMG_6621Awhile into his coloring he showed me this…IMG_6622

He had reorganized his entire bin so he could find them all.  I was in mommy–is-an-organizational-freak heaven, and oh so proud!!!

 

He colored a picture of Minnie Mouse to give to Ladybug for Christmas…IMG_6624He was so proud and is SO excited to give it to her.  We laminated it and he had me write her name on the back and tae a picture of Ladybug to the back.  He is so funny!IMG_6625

 

He worked on the word stable

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He traced his Christmas lettersIMG_6632

 

We read J is for Jesus and matched up Candy Cane ABCsIMG_6636

 

We made candy cane craftsIMG_6639On his own, he sorted the beads so he could see them!!IMG_6641Then completely on his own, made a pattern for one of his, do ya think he was proud?!!?IMG_6643

 

Ladybug slept most of the afternoon but was a very happy participant when she woke up.  She is especially fond of our Christmas books and climbed right up into our red bean bag {how Christmas-ey} and dove into her book on her own.  Yup, she melts my heart.IMG_6651

Christmas Learning Fun ~ Day 1

Christmas Learning Fun ~ Day 2

Christmas Learning Fun ~ Day 3 {this post}

Christmas Learning Fun ~ Day 4

Christmas Learning Fun ~ Day 5, 6, & 7

 

See more Christmas Fun Ideas…

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Christmas Learning Fun ~ Day 2

{Christmas Learning Fun ~ Day 1}

We had another great Christmas fun day!!  I am even having fun putting these posts together and know they will be fun for the kids to look back on one day. You can see our 10 Days of Christmas Fun plans here, this is Day 2!  I didn’t take as many photos today but still caught some good moments!

I drew an outline of a Christmas tree on our easel and didn’t say a word when the kids came into the schoolroom this morning.  It didn’t take long for Pac Man and Ladybug to begin decorating it!!  They both love the easel.IMG_6567

 

We had fun playing together with the animals and baby Jesus.  I included Pac Man by challenging him to remember how to spell each number word after Krash counted the animals!IMG_6576After counting, K began drawing some cute people ;-) IMG_6578

 

We marble painted yesterday and today it was time for glitter!  I showed the boys how to make tree decorations with glue and glitter and they both loved it all!

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Krash did an amazing job coloring his #2 page today, I was blown away with his coloring and tracing of the #2, this kid loves to color!IMG_6597

 

We worked on our beginning sound cards too, and Krash did much better than I expected {although this wasn’t his favorite activity}IMG_6599

Another fun day for us!  We didn’t get to all of our activities today but that’s OK, we had a great time with what we did do.  I am trying to remember that marking things off a list is the least of my concerns…having FUN with my kiddos is my concern!

 

See more Christmas Fun Ideas…

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