Friday!!! Yay! In what might be the longest week ever. So glad it is the weekend. I'm excited to be linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for Five for Friday.
Truth in the Tinsel. It is an e-book for advent and each day it has a Bible passage, easy craft ornament and questions/reflections to talk to your child about. It is designed for younger children with the simplicity of the craft but the bible passages could be used with any age. Every day K asks me if it is time for her Bible craft yet. It is really simple and we are done in under 30 minutes every day - usually way less than that. I bought a little fake tree for the girls to put all of their ornaments on that they make.
Creatology foam kits from Michaels because they are almost always on sale and they are sticky backed so you rarely need glue. The girls love creating with these. The kits take a little bit of adult help to assemble but it is an easy project that keeps us all happy. This week we made the Nativity scene one. I probably should go stock up on some more since they are probably trying to clear out their selection before Christmas.
-Letter and Number Identification Sheets (E-I, 6-10) - for bingo markers, highlighters, etc.
-Playdough/Finger tracing mats
-Letter and Number cards (E-I, 6-10) - to use for sequencing or identification in a sensory bin
-Clothespin Math/Clip cards (numbers 1-10)
-Patterns (focus on AB patterns)
-Tens Frame Match Game (numbers 1-10)
-Scavenger Hunt - Christmas items (can use outside with decorations or with a Christmas tree) and Nativity version (to use with a Nativity scene, book or when looking at decorations)
-Picture Puzzles (practice sequencing numbers 1-5,6-10)
-Spin and Cover Games (1-10, A-S) - number/letter identification
-Sorting ornaments by color and pattern
-Comparing and ordering by size
-Gingerbread Man retelling
-Playdough mats (1-10)
In all reality, I know we won't get to all of these activities in December because we also have our daily Advent activity, other activities that I've bought for the girls from TpT, plus our normal December craziness. Regardless, it is all ready to go when we need something structured to work on.
That is our week in a nutshell. How was your week? Any big weekend plans? I think we are just going to have a relaxing weekend with lots of family time. We might try to check out some of the Christmas light events around us since it won't be freezing cold to walk around. Have a great weekend friends!