Sunday, December 1, 2013

WELCOME December: Crafts & Creativity

December Crafts and Activities at "PreK+K Sharing"

DECEMBER! It's already DECEMBER!!!

It seems like we've just barely pushed our chairs back from the Thanksgiving table of gratitude and now the calendar announces December. How is that even possible? Are you scratching your head? Or is it spinning? Let the official countdown begin. 

I'm headed to the airport to zip up to Atlanta momentarily. I get to give the opening keynote for the SDE conference for PreK & Kindergarten teachers. So today's sharing will be a visual buffet of ideas, with links to their sources. Now that our blog is our third December -- we have oodles of ideas already catalogued here. 

Let's get started with a couple of classic Santas. STARS!

Santa made from Stars via RainbowsWithinReach

Santa Stars via RainbowsWithinReach @ PreK+K Sharing

Gather up your cotton batting, cotton balls and all things COTTON! 

Santa Portraits with Cotton Ball Beards via RainbowsWithinReach

Santa Beard Calendar via RainbowsWithinReach @ "PreK+K Sharing"

Here's a winter-alternative possibility. 
Process art. 
Marble running paint, creates the snow globe appearance.

Winter Art Project: Snowman in a Snow Globe via RainbowsWithinReach

Got paper plates? 
Here's another classic! 
No matter what the age of your peeps. 

photo of: Making a Christmas Tree from Paper Plates via RainbowsWithinReach

Simple Christmas Tree Craftivity for Children at RainbowsWithinReach

Woven Kwanzaa Mats via RainbowsWithinReach at "PreK+K Sharing

I have a RoundUP of over 20+ Christmas and December themed Bulletin Boards 
over on my own "Rainbows Within Reach" blog. 

There are quite a few ideas that will serve as inspiration for these few short weeks ahead. 

Now let me go back through some of our incredible, earlier December articles around here. 
This one is just as classic today as it was when it first appeared. 

{Click the pictures below to go to the earlier articles} 

Peppermint Playdoh Recipe from We Heart Art @ PreK+K Sharing

Christmas Projects from "Kindergarten Hugs" at PreK+K Sharing

Countdown to Christmas (Advent Calendar) by We Heart Art at Prek+K Sharing

Multi-Cultural Holiday Experiences via Little Illuminations at "PreK+K Sharing"

Random Acts of Kindergarten Kindness from "A Differentiated Kindergarten" at PreK+K Sharing

10 Easy Christmas Gifts Kids Can Make (from Little Illuminations at "PreK+K Sharing")

Developmentally Appropriate Christmas Party in Preschool via Storytellin' at PreK+K Sharing

Free Winter Printable: Dec & Jan Theme from Wise Owl Factory @ "PreK+K Sharing"

Montessori-Inspired Christmas Language Activities

Holiday Checklist Printable Freebie at "PreK+K Sharing"

Dr. Danny Brassell offered ways to keep reading through the holidays. 

Family Ready through the Holidays by Dr. Danny Brassell at "PreK+K Sharing"

Need all the info to build your own Lego-table? 
Here's the link to everything you need to know! 
{click the pic} 

DIY Holiday Gift Lego Table at "PreK+K Sharing"

I tell you my head has been spinning. 
Last month was the ultimate month for me professionally. 

I had a school visit in Virginia...... 
where EVERY student in attendance received a copy of my picture book, "Tall Giraffe." 

If you're looking for an entree for your Non-Fiction studies, 
or if you need a gazillion giraffe arts ideas, 
you'll want to click the pic to go over to my blog. 

NAEYC was incredible. 
So incredible, I forgot to take very many pictures. 
Here's a couple as they relate to our authors here at the collaborative! 

Moi, Mimi Chenfeld, Deborah and Lisa Ooey-Gooey Murphy

Moi, Jenny Spencer (newest contributor here) and Miss Carole -- from the 16th of every month

Have you been to the Frog Street Press' summer EVENT? SPLASH!!!

Would you be a dear and help spread the cheer? 
Every pin from this article will help circulate it to a broader audience 
and we are so grateful!

Have an amazing December! 

1 comment:

  1. What a fabulous collection of ideas! Thank you so much for sharing them. I can't even begin to say which I like best. I just need more than a month to do them all!
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