Well, we’ve finished for the Christmas holiday now & it’s been another hectic week!
Here are some more of the opportunities we’ve enjoyed over this period…
Retelling the Christmas Story
… with finger puppets.
I set up this small world after we read & enjoyed the beautiful story…
Christmas Sensory Tray
This is something I set up last year as well. It was so popular that I knew it’d be a hit this year too…
Fine Motor Counting Fun
I made these Rudolph cups after I saw a cute advent calendar on Pinterest (the cups were the right way round, to hold the gifts).
(See how to make the glittery nuggets here.)
Sparkly Pom-Pom Scoop and Transfer
This was harder than it looks for some of the children & they needed to use both hands…
‘Natural’ Tree Decorating
I encouraged the children to print from left to right…
Weighing Christmas Parcels & Ornaments
I wrapped these parcels 6 years ago & they’re still going strong! They are either empty boxes, bricks or rocks/stones. I covered them in sticky back plastic as well as paper, which is why they’ve lasted…
Again, something we did last year too…
Reindeer Number Games
We played various games with the Rudolph cups…
Number and pattern work
Sorting and One-to- One Correspondence
Sorting the Christmas erasers last week led to some interesting discussions about the reflections. As a result of this, I set out some resources for the children to explore with the mirror…
Some of the resources migrated to the mirror box…
… with cake toppers…
The agate slices looked beautiful with the beaded garlands…
Father Christmas ‘Convention’
We enjoyed creating little worlds for the Father Christmas cake toppers…
Mark Making in Glittery Sand
Printing with Christmas Cutters
Just a reminder that I shared some free-to-download Christmas Printables in this post, which you may find useful…
I might post a few photos on my Facebook Page, but will be having a ‘blog break’ over the Christmas period.
Enjoy the holidays!
Thanks for reading!
– Rachel (“,)