Its Monday again and that means its time for my Montessori Monday post! I have a few new trays that the girls are really excited about and they are of course Christmas themed! I love being able to help bring the Christmas joy into our school routine! So here are the new trays for the week:
Here is a craft that we did this morning and the girls just loved! I did this years ago when Bunny was small and I cant remember where I saw it! It may have been from Family Fun. All it took was popsicle sticks, buttons, and glue! Super great! Each girl picked out three perfect sticks, then I hot glued them together (I learned the hard way last time we did this that tacky glue takes forever to dry and ti falls apart like crazy when you are doing the buttons)! The rest is mostly independent! All they need to do is put glue on the sticks and then put whatever buttons they find pretty! Now I am all for free art, but sometimes a structured project is fun and a great souse of pride when they see it hanging on the tree. They had a ton of fun picking out the buttons and putting them just so! 😉 Not to mention they look really pretty when they are done! Here are some pictures!
Aren’t they pretty? Again, it is a simple and fun Christmas ornament craft! I actually think they are really pretty and I love to see them on the tree! Last time we did this project with Bunny, we used colored sticks and they were really awesome (I didn’t have any today)! If you try this let me know, I love to see what other people’s projects look like! Happy Crafting!
So this week I have kept almost all the same tray (Bunny was disappointed, but hey, I cant do it all)! There are a few new ones though! We are still focusing on Christmas themes since our work time is a little broken up due to the holiday fun we are having! Here are the new trays:
Today we put up our tree!!!! I love putting up out tree. It is just so full of memories and joy! I love the sparkle of colored lights, the excitement of the kids, and the surprise of pulling out each ornament! You see in our family ornaments are a big tradition. We dont just have a pile of them from the store, the collection has been being put together since I was born. Each year my Grandma would buy each of us a new ornament. She would hang them on the tree and we would get to her house and try to figure out which one was just for us. She spent hours and hours picking out just the right one. She must have gone to a million stores a year looking for the perfect ornament! After she died, my mom took over the tradition, putting her own crafty twist on it! She makes everyone in the family their own ornament! So now with my collection, and the one that my girls are making, and the ones that belong to my hubbie, out tree drips with ornaments! I love them all! I love the puffy stuffed ones, the hallmark ones, and the handmade with love ones! They are all perfect! So decorating the tree is a fun and memorable experience! So here are a few pictures of our decorating (there is not a ton of pictures sine I was helping)!
So we are all decorated for the Holiday here! The tree is a really special part of the holidays for us and I love it! What are the special parts of your holidays? I love to hear all about what you do at Christmas!