Thursday, December 1, 2011

printable nativity project

 

 

We’re enjoying unusually warm weather lately.  Typically by this time of year, I’m complaining that we live in the arctic. 

 

 

The thing with warm-ish weather is that it tends to make it hard for the kiddos to concentrate on academics.  Mommy too.  In love

 

 

So today we started with a fun crafty project (thanks to Amy over at Are We There Yet?) instead of the run of the mill Math First rule.

 

 

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I was going to have Trevy help color…

 

…but since I procrastinated time got away from me and I need it done today I opted to just let the big kids at it.

 

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Random but Cute:  Bristel made that little wreath on the table out of garland scraps she salvaged before daddy could toss em’.  Smile  She’s SO creative!  One of these days I’ll have to write a post of all the little games and such that she comes up with for Trevy.

 

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I’ll cut the pieces out to be laminated while they work on their CORE subjects.

 

Each day from now until Christmas we’ll add another piece to our Advent Story Board.

 

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I haven’t decided yet if I’m going to use the pieces on a flannel graph background or with magnetic tape on the whiteboard or even painter’s tape (because I happen to have some handy and it’s awesome and doesn’t damage walls or other surfaces that I’m prone to sticking things on and that totally makes the Hubster happy).

 

 

I don’t usually share homeschooling stories here…but this is just such a cute and easy peasy project.  You don’t have to homeschool to try this at home!  Plus, I love when I find projects include not just Trevy but his siblings too.  Building family memories. Smile 

 

 

Click here for directions on how to print your own Advent Calendar

 

 

…danielle

1 comment:

amyswandering said...

So cute & festive!! Thanks for linking to me :-)