Friday, December 9, 2011

O Christmas Tree

 Today we read a book, Counting to Christmas, by Nancy Tafuri.  Sprout brought it in to share and it was absolutely perfect for this age group.  Nice big illustrations, not a lot of print, and a cute story about a little girl counting her way to Christmas with an Advent Calendar and the things she did on each day leading up to Christmas.  Next year I may ask to borrow it again and use it for our December activities... I think it would be cute to count OUR way to Christmas.

One of the things the little girl did was trim and decorate her tree... so we did a little Christmas Tree craft today.  I cut out little tree's from an old cereal box we had left over from breakfast this week, used our handy, dandy green glue paint, and lots and lots of little baubles :)

I love how it looks like she is painting the table.  You can't even see the tree anymore :)
This is what it looked like when we peeked it away from the table...  very neat!!

Hmmmm.... I wonder how long she will paint for ??

Lovin that paint!!!

Little Man is very serious when he paints lately... 

It could be because he's not sure what to do when it gets on his hands???  Not that it bothers him when he gets bananas, wet cereal, spaghetti, mud, bugs, or just about anything else on his hands... 

Sparkly baubles for our tree... YAY!!!

Well, lets just say Lil Bit had a great time, as always!!!
The poor tree was saturated, just hope it dries sometime before Christmas ;)

Sparkly things help lure her away from the painting...

But, next to paint... washing her hands is her favorite thing to do!!!

Scamp was napping while the other kids were doing their project, so when she woke we set her up to paint too.

She was very serious and jabbering away while she painted.

Hmmmmm.... what's this stuff??

When I turned over her Christmas Tree she continued to pick up the teeny tiny baubles and put them on... what great fine motor skills :)

Here are the, almost, finished trees... I can't wait for them to dry  so we can put a hanger on them.  I think they will look beautiful on a real Christmas Trees, sparkling in the lights.

1 comment:

  1. I love your blogs and can't wait for each new one! It's so great to see the kids and the fun things you do, especially since i don't get to see Lil Bit as often as I'd like to. Everyone at work enjoys seeing all the great things you do with the kids. Thanks for all the pictures.
    Lil Bit's Granny