Wednesday, December 31, 2008

December Them Board

I use on of our white wall to set up a bulletin board for the kids. Every holiday or events during the months, we will make some craft to put on it. I will print out some worksheets which related to the events for Ethan to do.

December is the Christmas time. The kids already make Snowmen, Christmas tree and Santa. I used the recycleble materials the we can find around the house.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Snowman Craft

December is the cold month, too bad we do not have snow in Houston, TX. I let the kids make the snowman craft by using screw, styrofoam, wire, beans and their imagination. I helped Evan to make the craft ( it is lots more prettier than Ethan's) and Ethan made his own and wrote his own name.

This craft is good to introduce the shape and number concept. I asked the kids what shape do we need for the snowman and they told me circle. Then I asked how many circles we need and Ethan told me 3 and Evan answered 3 after his brother. Ethan suggested to put screws for the eyes and I thought it was a good idea.

This is a good craft to introduce the kids about snow and the snowman. I found some good poem about the snowman too.


S is for snowman
Round and fat
Sitting outside wearing hat

I brought him inside,
And sat him on the mat
And before very long
The snowman was flat

---Author unknown

Friday, December 12, 2008

"Green" Snowman

I found a craft idea on a book by using the things that we can find around the house. These snowmen were made from plastic bag, peanuts ( the stuffing that we found from the packaging), my scarf, my sons' used sock and the twigs that we found from the trees outside.

Too bad I did not have the colorful socks or scarf, otherwise, they will turn out better. Eric took these two snowmen to the office for Christmas decoration on his desk.