I hope you are enjoying the holiday season so far! Are you doing an advent calendar this year? Or are you more in the Elf on the Shelf camp? Either way, I hope that the month is turning out memorable and special and not crazy! Here’s a fun activities for you to do with your kids to review the letters in a Christmas-fashion way!
I stumbled upon this coloring page the other day at Santa Letter and was struck with an inspiration!
I’m not exactly sure what the circle/ornaments are for, but I assume they are for doing a sort of color-by-letter time of thing. I thought it would be great to use it to review the letters, having the kids color in the letters one-by-one as I said them out loud. However, I wanted to be able to do the activity again and again without printing the paper out again and again. I could have gotten the paper laminated, but I decided to go a different route.
On one of those long pieces of construction paper I drew a ROUGH outline of a Christmas tree and then used a bottle cap to draw ornaments onto the tree. You may remember our bottle cap counting activity from about a month ago. Well, I have been continuing to save the bottle caps, but this time, I’ve been writing letters on them. We used them in this project to play a little game. Here’s how it went:
I would pick up a cap, say the letter and then Chipmunk would match it to an ornament.
In the next round, Chipmunk would pick her own letter, say it out loud, and then match it.
We also played by matching and then saying a word that STARTED with that letter.
All it all, it was a great activity. Now, we have the Christmas tree hanging on the side of the fridge and chipmunk often stops to look at it and name a letter. The whole thing is a little chicka-chicka-boom-boom, only Christmas-themed!
Stay tuned for more Christmas Homeschool Fun next week!
More Christmas Resources to Check Out!
Christmas Preschool Printable Pack by Confessions of a Homeschooler
Truth in Tinsel Advent e-book (we’re doing this in our house — follow along!)
Candy Cane Bead Project by Fountain Avenue Kitchen
Christmas Around the World ($6)
Felt Christmas Tree Counting Activity by Olives and Pickles
Montessori Inspired Christmas Activities
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Lindsey Whitney is a blogger over at Growing Kids Ministry. A blog designed to help parents, teachers, and Children’s Ministry workers who want to help the kids they love grow in their faith. You can connect with her via twitter or on facebook.
Friday 7th of December 2012
Thanks for sharing this schooling/fun idea. I love it. gourdsrmylife(at)yahoo(dot)com