Friday, December 9, 2016

Day 9

We tried a new craft for today's countdown.  And like many of my Pinterest crafts it didn't work out great!  The object was to trace a light cutout with chalks and spread the chalk with your finger.  The tracing went well but the spreading not so much.  Nothing happened in fact.  D finally got hers to spread and look like a bright light by coloring the whole light.

Even though it didn't work out we still had fun!

Let's Dance

Ever wonder just how much you cram into one day?  Let me tell you what I crammed into Thursday - D drop off, S drop off, grocery store, brunch with the in-laws, S pick-up, lunch, playtime, D pick-up, RE, Family Game Night, bedtime!  Crazy would have been easier and slightly less busy.  But never fear, I knew the day was going to be hectic so our countdown activity was a dance party.

Both kids picked songs from Straight No Chaser.  D chose a parody but seeing the Nutcracker and S picked a fun remix of 12 Days of Christmas.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Gingerbread Men

Another quick activity for today's countdown fun!  We have LEGO build tonight plus homework so it leaves little time for fancy crafts.  Instead we made quick and fun gingerbread men using our fingerprints.  Big thumbprint body, pinky finger arms and legs, with a pointer finger head.  Then we decorated their faces with markers.  Cute and quick - my favorite type of craft!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

A Quick Activity

Tuesday's are CRAZY at our house ... school, preschool, Speech Therapy, swimming, homework, showers ... so much to do!  So today's countdown activity had to be super quick.  I found some color by number papers for the kids to work on.  Surprisingly they both loved the papers and spent a large part of the morning working on them.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Shape Tree - Day 5

We did a two-for-one Christmas countdown fun today!  The planned activity was using rectangles and circles to make a shape Christmas tree.  The unplanned activity was watching "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer."  D liked making the tree best.  S liked the show more.  Figures they couldn't agree!

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Day 4 - Reindeer Frames

Today's activity was leftover from last year!  We never got around to making our reindeer picture frames.  So I decided to add the activity to this year's countdown.  I made sure to put it on a weekend so we'd have plenty of time to paint and glue!

The frames came out really cute!  Now we have to decide what to put in the frames!

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Day 3 of Christmas Countdown

This morning we did another quick, easy art project for our Christmas countdown.  We made melted snowmen.  All we needed was blue paper, white squares, arms, nose, smile, and eyes.  Glue the pieces down to look like a snowman melting and you're done!