So, let’s be honest. I love Christmas! No, No! I LOVE CHRISTMAS! I honestly love everything about it. The music, the decorations, the lights, the movies, the food, and spending time with family. Since my husband and I have been living together, I have been decorating for Christmas earlier and earlier, like almost right after Halloween, if I could have my way. But my husband makes me wait until Veterans Day weekend to decorate. It’s all about compromise. So our house has been decorated for a week now and since I am on Thanksgiving Break, I am now thinking about all things Christmas and wanting to get ready for the holiday with my students.
I have talked about making craftivities before as one of my favorite things to do with my students. I do think it is so important for students to practice using their scissors and glue. So why not make cute little crafts to add to our memory books: Spreading-Christmas-Cheer-in-the-Classroom!
This was the first craftivity I have ever made and I made it when I was teaching 3rd grade and have had my students make them ever since. The first craft that I have them make is Rudolph. I used to stick to traditional Christmas colors, but last year I went for the bright AstroBright colors.
Before we make our little craft, I read the traditional Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer book. Then I have students write about their favorite reindeer. When students are making this craft, we all sing Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer. My students LOVE it!
I will also have my students make a Christmas tree and then spell out as many words they can with the words CHRISTMAS TREE. They sure do love that challenge.
I have other craftivities included like the North Pole sign and a Present.
Happy Holidays and Happy Crafting!
Lots of love!