Creative Christmas countdown so far.......
Day 1It's day two of the countdown and we haven't exactly been sticking to the activities but i guess they can be used as inspiration rather than to be followed to the letter.
Day 1: The countdown activity today was created by www.redtedart.com This was a really sweet Gingerbread man card.I should mention before i begin that Red Ted Art is co - hosting the countdown with Creative with kids. I'm not sure how i missed that it was co hosted so sorry about that.
I deviated from the original design. There was a couple of reasons for this. Firstly i actually made my gingerbread people in advance as i had seen the activities list and thought i would get ahead. I didn't just do this to save me time on the day but because Ninky is only 28 mths he gets bored easily so i find it best to break things down into stages. When the activity came through i realised i wouldn't be able follow the instructions exactly anyway as i didn't have any card strong enough to make the gingerbread men stand up..
So i went about it my own way
Prior to the activity i gave Ninky a big piece of white paper some brown paint, two different textured paint wands and a sponge. He enjoyed slathering the paper liberally with the paint and we discussed the different textures and patterns he had made.
I let this dry and drew round some gingerbread people cutters and cut them out while Ninky was in bed. Older children may be able to do this themselves. Ninky is actually a bit of a whiz with the scissors given his age but he likes to do things 'freestyle' shall we say so i wouldn't have got the shapes we needed.
Then yesterday i set the gingerbread people out with some plain white greeting cards, some buttons, coloured stickers and gold glitter glue.
Day 2 Todays idea was a Christmas Oornament Station created by wwwamomwithalessonplan.com
|Giving due to consideration to the decorations.|