Children's Christmas Book Recommendations
Posted 13 November 2008 - 11:38 AM
My DH signed me up (well, he said he'd do it... but, we all know who is REALLY going to do this) for a thing in my DD's 5th grade class. The idea is to read the kids a Christmas book (such as "Polar Express" -- but I can't choose that one, it's already been taken) and then do an activity with the kids -- something to do with the book.
Ack! I don't know very many great Christmas books for kids - I am going to go to the Bookstore one of these days and peruse Children's Christmas books, but until then...
The books that have already been chosen are: "Readheaded Robbie's Christmas Story", "I wish to be a Christmas Tree", "Jolly Postman's Christmas" and "The Polar Express."
Any ideas? You guys are so creative -- and I couldn't start this project without enlisting your help. My DD thinks that "Mooseltoe" would be a fun book to do, I'm just at a blank for an activity that will go with it.
Posted 13 November 2008 - 10:46 PM
Lots of fun in that book. you could do anything from making snowmen, to making cocoa, decorating a cookie, to making a "carol" book ... lots!
(there is another version that is just as cute.. Snowmen at night
and while its not exactly christmas, it does celebrate winter... )
hope that helps ya
i'll think of some others... i pack the xmas books away and i havnt pulled them out.
Oh a fun one.. "i know an old lady who swallowed a bell" Very cute... not sure on craft... maybe a bell thing? but that might be like polar expres.. hmm...
Posted 13 November 2008 - 10:55 PM
here is a moose food craft: edible christmas moose
or for the glop maybe the teacher will let you do a science experiment and you could make some goo: Here is a recipe for silly putty
2 parts white glue
1 part liquid startch
small mixing bowl
- Combine glue and startch in bowl , mix well. Let dry until putty is workable (couple of minutes, you could read the story again?). You may have to add a bit more glue or starch.
Posted 13 November 2008 - 11:01 PM
Mrs. Claus Explains It All by Christi Love (answers questions real kids have asked about Santa... including what Santa's favorite cookie is)
Jingle Bells, Homework Smells by Diane deGroat (finds other things to do instead of doing his homework... )
The Lump of Coal by Lemony Snicket *you could do some charcoal drawings
Posted 13 November 2008 - 11:09 PM
Posted 14 November 2008 - 12:45 AM
Go to www.abcteach.com or www.lessonplans.com and search there. They have so many great book ideas with crafts. You may have to sift through several to find something you are interested in.
* A glyph is like a coloring sheet that has directions say if you like peppermint color the eyes blue, if not color them green. Can be adapted from coloring to glueing to painting to whatever you want to do with it.
I scrap with PSE 5 & Vista.
Posted 14 November 2008 - 12:02 PM
I'm so excited! I don't know which idea to choose! I'm loving them all!
Posted 14 November 2008 - 12:22 PM
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