Friday, December 14, 2012

Nativity Tot School

We had a Christmas Nativity morning at our house on Thursday.  Our kids have a Christmas surprise bag that randomly appears under our tree.   It’s meant to be a daily thing, but to be quite honest, I am just not that organized.  So, it appear when I get around to it.

Well, it appeared yesterday and we had a fun day when Grace was over!  Inside the bag, the kids found a book and a foam angel sticker kit.  I *LOVE* this book for introducing children to the Christmas story.  It’s factual, yet simple enough for a very small child to understand.  (It also does NOT show the wisemen at the manger, which I appreciate!)

We read the book together, and then we went to the kitchen table to make our angels.

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(My camera did NOT appreciate the lighting in the kitchen this morning!)

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After that, we dove into piles of Christmas Nativity Pack pages (which, by the way, we’ve sold 104 packs so far…THANK YOU for helping us donate to Show Hope!)

Alex & Max both enjoyed adding letters on their Build It pages.  Alex traced the words, while Max just matched the letters.

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Here are some of Max’s pages…Max, who is wearing a swim diaper and swim trunks because he REALLY thought that we should go to the beach on December 13th…in Indiana.

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Max is always counting.  Everything.  So this page is perfect for him:

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Max was determined to use a red dot marker for everything today, and he was NOT interested in listening to instructions.

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Here are some of Alex’s pages…

I cannot believe how fast he whips through these alphabet mazes.  He’s outgrowing a lot of the preschool pack activities!

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He absolutely loves finding patterns right now!

He doesn’t just find them on paper; he finds patterns on everything,
including his grandmother’s coat! Smile

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Jensyn was awake, and she really wanted to be part of the fun.  She colored with crayons for a while, and then she insisted on having dot markers.  She colored with them, but she also wore blue “lipstick” Smile

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Next week we’ll be doing our Christmas Cookies pack, and we’re inviting a few friends and neighbors to come over and spend a morning decorating cookies with us!

1 comment:

Lindsay said...

How fun!! Love Jensyn's blue lipstick! Max would have been wearing the same lipstick if you let him go swimming ;-)