Friday, December 2, 2011
Advent- better late than never
So, I am slightly late in posting this.... but its better late than never. You probably are already in full swing, but maybe you can still take some ideas from this. This year we are adopting the popular "activity advent calendar" where you do daily activities rather than getting a present.
We are trying to make the experience educational in many aspects... some character education (sharing, giving, selflessness) Christian education about Jesus' birth, some reading (trying to decode words on the activity cards), and some math (adding and subtracting to get to the number of the day, calendar math, counting up and down, using Christmas tree manipulatives to explore numbers). I printed out Christmas tree clip art, and cut them apart.
I have seen many activities on pintrest, and loved getting fun activities from there, and from other blogs, such as www.teachmama.com, http://catholicmom.com and http://www.teachingmom.com .
We are also using a book called My First Countdown to Christmas, by Scholastic.
At night we read Christmas books, and our daily "Count down to Christmas" page.
That's our little Christmas tradition around our house. What do you do?
Enjoy this blessed season!