Monday, December 1, 2008
Christmas Anticipation Day 1
Now that Sydney is three she understands fully that Christmas is coming and that it means lots of fun presents, food, and activities. I would love to make an amazing advent calendar for our family like this one or this one. But alas, it is December 1st and no such calendar is finished (or even started for that matter.) So last night we made an old favorite, a paper chain, to help her see visually the count down to Christmas. I have also decided that every day I will have a Christmas activity for her. The goal is to share them with all of you but I am not promising to get to it daily. I hate making promises I can't keep but I will do my best.
Today's activity was making her own Christmas cards for handing out. She made Christmas tree cards last year so this year we decided on Snowmen cards. This is pretty easy but here are a few steps in case you are interested in doing this with your little ones too.
1. First, we read a book about snowmen so she could see different pictures of snowmen and get different ideas for details.
2. Then I let Sydney pick out construction paper for the actual cards. I just cut them in half and then folded those pieces in half.
3. I assisted Sydney in cutting large and smaller circles for the snowmen.
4. Finally, I left her with all the cards, circles, scissors, glue, markers, and extra construction paper to assemble and decorate the cards.
Sydney says that this one has 'branch' arms, boots, a hat, eyes, a smile, and buttons. So cute!
P.S. I have misplaced our camera so for now you are going to get cellphone pictures. Forgive me...I am cleaning the house today and hoping to will turn up soon. :(