Thursday, December 17, 2009

Tot School Christmas Lapbook

We actually finished a lapbook. I am excited. It helped that I didn’t run out of colored ink for the printer. If such a catastrophic event had occurred during the printing process, this Merry Christmas lapbook from 1+1+1=1 would still be a mere download onto my computer.

The photos are in no particular order of when they were capturing the festivities.

Do-A-Dot “Happy Birthday, Jesus” worksheet

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While gluing the candy cane color pattern (not pictured—but linked to) we learned how candy canes were made (on YouTube) and watched a grandfather read the story, The Legend of the Candy Cane by Lori Walburg VandenBosch. He didn’t show us the pictures, but at least we heard the story.

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We colored some presents.

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And this was a most fun activity to observe. Mr. Smackdown very carefully eyed each Christmas tree and sought a perfect match. He was done in a relatively short amount of time. But when Mr. Me-Too performed this activity, I got busy doing something (me get sidetracked? Unheard of!). When I came back . . . he was still sorting the tress. Well, this precious little boy was making sure that the threes were upright, as demonstrated in the below picture. How cute is that!

View Xmas Lapbook

I wrote the alphabet on top of bottle caps (Carisa’s idea) and the boys WORKED together to match the correct bottle cap with the alphabet ornament.

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Matching the Merry Christmas ornaments . . .

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After reading The Night Before Christmas they boys hung the stockings with care . . .

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Some of the other activities I did not capture on camera. The camera, though a great tool, can be an unwelcome guest. Willow can sometimes act as a wall between my kids and I. So, at times, she took a much needed nap.


Prasti said...

how fun! thanks for sharing the link :)

Carisa said...

Ooh I like the bottle tops w/the abc ornaments!!