We made it to the end of the month too soon!! We missed two days due to the wintry weather conditions and slick roads. But we still had lots of things to make and get ready before our holiday break. Each of the kids painted little wood frames one day and then decorated them the next with markers and stickers. A picture of them was inserted to complete the gift. They decorated red gift bags and wrapped the frame to take home on the last day of class.
I had some wood wreaths that the kids colored with their markers. They glued colored pom poms to it to complete the festive look.
Not everybody stuck with traditional colors, but the thrill of creating and decorating was the same.
We had a little gift exchange. Everyone brought a gift that was wrapped. We put them in a pile and I drew their names to go and choose a gift from the pile. Even in the busy-ness of getting everything together--they were delighted with all the little games and toys.
And as in past years--we never forget the reindeer that pull Santa's sleigh--when we are getting ready for Christmas. The kids each assembled a bag of "Magic Reindeer Food" to sprinkle on the lawn before Santa came. Shhh...the ingredients are top secret, but might include: oatmeal, white sugar, and colored sugar crystals. We heard that reindeer love sugar and oats!