Monday, 12 December 2011

Christmas Biscuits

We made and decorated these yummy Christmas cookies today. It was fantastic to see the pride and delight in the children's faces when they bit into their freshly decorated biscuits. 


Click here for a copy of the recipe we used.

Friday, 9 December 2011

Super Santa Faces

We made these Santa decorations for our Christmas tree yesterday. I had to wait until today to post a picture of them as we used sellotape to hold the hats on while our glue dried.
(You can see our Peg Angels in the background.)

You need; ribbon, polystyrene balls, marker pen, cotton wool balls, red foam paper (I got mine from the $2 Shop), and glue. (Plus a little sellotape.)

We drew on Santa's eyes with our marker pen, glued on the cotton wool ball to make Santa's fluffy white beard, sellotaped the ribbon on the back of Santa's head, and then used glue to attach Santa's red hat (made from a triangle of red foam paper with a small piece of cotton wool ball glued on top). I love how some children carefully drew on Santa's eyelashes.

We will be reading this Christmas poetry before the end of the school year:

Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree

 We decorated our Christmas tree the other day for our Mountaineers Discovery session. Our block of three classrooms has a big tree that we share and can all admire. The kids had a great time covering it in as many decorations and as much tinsel as possible.

On close inspection some branches have three or four baubles hanging precariously from them. I loved the care and attention they gave the tree while they were decorating it. Children were working so beautifully together to hang their decorations. 

I also love the carefully wrapped parcels under our tree. We used empty boxes for our presents, and the children had free rein with the wrapping paper and sellotape. 

Every time I see our tree I have to smile, especially at some of the presents missing some much needed tape.

Monday, 5 December 2011

Christmas Angels

Look at our fantastic Christmas Angels.

We used those old fashioned pegs, half a paper doily, a pipe-cleaner, some fabric petals, and ribbon. Each day this week we are going to attempt a Christmas craft project, so when school finishes we can take our art home to decorate our own Christmas trees.

But, at the moment some are hanging on our small silver tree in our classroom, the rest are displayed on the wall with some Christmas words from Sparklebox.