Christmas for kids: 12 days of Christmas Part 1

Welcome back to CREATING A LEARNING ENVIRONMENT. We are so excited to start our 12 days of Christmas blogs. These blogs will focus on 12 Christmas activities to do with your children in the last weeks leading to Christmas. Each blog will focus on 3 activities. Happy reading.

In the first blog, I will go through the steps of three great christmas activities that you can share with your child or class. These activities have been a hit in my home with my 4 and 2 year old as well as in my classroom.

Salt Christmas decorations

This is simple and inexpensive and is great for all age groups. Follow my simple steps to create custom decorations that you can hang on your tree or use as gifts for family and friends.

Ingredients: 4 cups of all purpose flour, 1 cup of salt and 1 1/2 cups of water

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 140 degrees Celsius
  2. Mix all ingredients together
  3. Roll dough on floured surface to about 2 cm in thickness
  4. Use cookie cutters to cut out christmas shapes. (I used a star, angel, gingerbread man, flower, heart and a circle)
  5. Use a straw to make a hole in the top of each ornament
  6. Put ornaments on tray and cook in oven for about 2 hours
  7. When cooled, paint and use glitter if desired
  8. If desired, use a vanish to protect them
  9. Put a ribbon through hole

These are photos of my children’s creationsIMG_2599IMG_2596IMG_2600IMG_2598

 

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Paper Plate Christmas craft

The simple paper plate can offer so many christmas craft opportunities. Why not try one of these ideas at home.

Santa mask, Reindeer, Wreath, Snowman, elves, bauble, Rudolf, Santa, Baby, Angel, Grinch, Lollies, Gingerbread man and party hats

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Footprint Reindeers

Children can use their own footprints to create this gorgeous reindeer face. This activity can be done on paper or cardboard, but for a special gift, could be done on a small canvas.

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Hope you have enjoyed these three Christmas activities in our first blog. Our next blog, which will contain another three Christmas activities will be available tomorrow night.

Until next time …

Kelly Pisani

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