To kick off December, a special (and very cold) package arrived in our classroom this week!
The kiddos were in for a surprise delivery, and some elf on the shelf fun in our classroom!
Our classroom elf is different than the home elves. He moves all throughout the day so he can keep up with us as we move throughout the school. You just never know when he’s going to pop out! He brings us Christmas trinkets and candy!
Before introducing the concept of Holidays Around the World, we touch base on understanding the differences between months, seasons, and holidays. This chart really helps with creating a concrete idea about the differences in the categories.
Read your favorite gingerbread titles, and ask your students, "What's your favorite cookie?" with our gingerbread craft:
Make gingerbread crayons! Practice fine motor skills as students rip paper off of broken crayons. Then melt them into candy molds! So fun!!!!
The kiddos had a ball running around the school, hunting for that silly gingerbread man! He just kept getting away! In the end, he left us a bag of his cookie friends and engaging foam crafts for some fine motor fun!
Kids love these sweet little elf puppets!
We LOVE these Christmas Tree Name Crafts, and it's a teacher favorite!
Have you hung stockings in your classroom yet?! Our students love to hang them up! Then the elf attaches goodies to them on the last day of school before Winter Break!
Christmas crafting just ins't complete without Rudolph!
We’re ready for the reindeer! Grab this sweet little poem, and pick up a fun reindeer hat while you’re at it!
It’s time to get those letters to Santa!
You know it’s Christmastime in the classroom when the cotton balls and glitter are in full force. Are you team glitter? Our kindergarten team is split.
Throughout December, we bust out the markers and change up our morning work with some Christmas coloring pages!
There are SO many little trinkets available at the Dollar Tree, Target, and Walmart during Christmas time! We love to incorporate the goodies into our kindergarten center time!
These Oriental Trading ornaments are the perfect fine motor activity to celebrate Christmas in the classroom! The kiddos are thrilled to have a hand in decorating the room.
Target's mini erasers get me every time! They can be used for EVERYTHING!
Our friends, Mrs. V. and her kindergarten class, had an egg nog day when their elf brought them some to taste test! She tied the egg nog in with the og word family when they did a write the room activity and craft with our product! Thank you for the request of such an engaging lesson, and thank you for sharing your fun with us, Mrs. V.!!
As we discuss what the kids want for Christmas, we explore the differences between needs and wants with this anchor chart.
A parent gift that makes my heart go flippity-flop! The kids were SNOW excited to take them home!
Of course, I had to do snowmen craft at home with the boys, too!
Our stockings were “filled,” gifts were packaged, and reindeer food was prepped!
To wrap up December, we explored the five senses with Santa (and candy canes)!
I just love this magical little cart our staff pushed around from room to room to deliver Christmas cheer!
Hi, and welcome to Krazy for Kindyland, Kindergarten Arts and Crafts! I'm a mom of three and a primary teacher since 2006. We are on a mission to reach all little learners, providing them with engaging, hands-on learning opportunities to practice spatial awareness skills while learning across the curriculum. Here on the blog, we share differentiated lesson ideas that allow for teacher choice while incorporating crafting and writing into math activities, letter learning, science lessons, social studies topics, character education, and reading comprehension. Our crafts include consistent layouts and are easy for students to understand and follow directions. They are low prep, saving the precious time you need with your students! Fun fact: our customers often note that our products are GREAT for subs! They focus directly on learning content and are easy arts and crafts for kindergarten!
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