Making cards is such an easy way to encourage kids to participate in authentic writing. They practice so many skills along the way, and most kids genuinely enjoy the process. On Monday we started making our Christmas cards by adding a ribbon tree to the front of a piece of card stock folded in half.
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Today we decided who each card would be given to. Then I let the kids dictate a special message that I wrote inside for them.
Next they spent some time drawing a picture and adding foam stickers to each card. As you can see, they were both intensely focused on their creations. They are so excited to pass their cards out!
More Card Ideas Kids Can Make
Even the youngest writers in your family could help with this simple Christmas tree card on Hands on as We Grow.
Older toddlers and preschoolers would enjoy making these button wreath cards from Here Come the Girls.
These fabric and button Christmas tree cards from Love and Lollipops would also be fun to create.
This Christmas Tree String Print stamp would be fun to create, and it would be wonderful to use for making many cards.
These cookie cutter stencil cards are adorable. They would be great for kids a bit older than mine.
The airbrushed cards from Blog Me Mom look like they would be easy to make a lot of in one sitting.
Have you made Christmas cards with your little ones? I would love to see what you put together.
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Explore the symbols and traditions of Christmas and incorporate reading, math, science and more in this 169-page preschool secular Christmas lesson plan set full of fun and playful Christmas learning activities for preschool. Watch this short video to see just a few examples of the types of activities and printables included in this set:
The 169-page Christmas Lesson Plan Set includes hands-on activities and these additional printables:
1) Beginning Letters Gift Sorting Game (in color and b/w)
2) Reindeer Math Mats (2 versions in color and b/w)
3) My Christmas Senses Activity Book Making Pieces
4) 0-35 Christmas Number Cards (2 versions in color and b/w)
5) Christmas Counting Syllables Sorting Game (in color and b/w)
6) Christmas Picture-Word Cards (in color and b/w)
7) Ornament Play Dough Mats
8) Candy Cane Play Dough Writing Task Cards (shapes, uppercase letters, lowercase letters, number 0-20)
9) Christmas Light Patterns Activity Pieces (in color and b/w)
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Less stress, more connecting this holiday season? Yes, PLEASE!
From the arrival of fall to Halloween to Thanksgiving and Christmas, the last four months of the year can be a wonderful opportunity for making family memories and spending time together, but they can also be stressful as we try to collect ideas, recipes, and activities to try together.
Stephanie Morgan, founder of Modern Parents Messy Kids, a site that’s been voted Best Craft Blog in Parents Magazine and one of babble.com’s Top 50 Craft Mom Blogs, recently released a new eBook to help us have a little less stress and more time to connect with family this year, and I’m so glad to be an affiliate for such a great resource.
Stephanie’s goal is to make it easier on all of us to enjoy the holidays with our kids. Hands-On Holidays is 100 pages full of her family’s very favorite ways to connect as a family over the holiday season. I love the convenience of having so many ideas in one place, and most of them are simple enough for even my toddler to participate in.
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