I have been making books with my daughter this school year. You can read one post about that here. Today I will be doing a periscope about some of our books and wanted to provide these links. You can follow me on Periscope – @chantellegrubbs and catch my replays at http://www.katch.me/chantellegrubbs
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When I saw this container I knew there just had to be something fun I could do with it.
I used a punch like this one
to make circles and then I numbered them.
Then I worked with Essie to put the correct number of fuzzy balls into the holes.
You could also use this tray to sort things by color or as a mixing color experiment. It could additionally be used by a child outside to collect things on a nature walk!
One difficulty with having children of multiple ages is finding a way to do things at their level but still together. Not every thing I can do can be the most meaningful thing for each age but when it comes to advent I want to be sure that each child is learning and feeling the true meaning of Christmas. I also really enjoy the crafts and activities of the preschool years and I don’t want Essie to miss out on that since it is crucial for developing skills like coloring, correctly using scissors and learning to be creative.
So this year I purchase Truth in the Tinsel online to use mainly with Essie but also for Zeke, when interested. While I know we will not have time to do every activity and each reading, we will do as many as we can fit in. Then we all participate in our Morning Time Advent reading, which for this year I got from Ministry Mom. In the evening we are reading Jotham’s Journey for the second time.
Here are a few pictures from our Truth in the Tinsel activities so far.
Essie painted fall colors onto bubble wrap.
Then we pressed paper onto the bubble wrap.
We had some very beautiful prints.
Then we took the bubble wrap and I cut out a corn husk shape to make the bubble wrap look like harvest corn. A fun project indeed.
Eli made some Frankenstein pudding snacks by coloring some vanilla pudding green, drawing faces on the cups and using crushed up Oreos for the hair. Cute and yummy!