Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year!
As Christmas approaches, kids can hardly contain their excitement. Working a Christmas theme into your activities is a wonderful way to use that enthusiasm to help kids engage in meaningful learning activities.
December is here now. Now is the perfect time to teach a Christmas theme. Kids can share what their family does throughout the season and learn about how other traditions worldwide celebrate Christmas.
This week we created Christmas art and will use this theme for the rest of the two weeks.
Y 3-4 kids drew beautiful Christmas trees and ornaments in art.
We started by drawing the tree branches with a brown Oil pastel. Then I proceeded to draw the leaves with a dark green Oil pastel and then to add highlights with a lighter shade of green. We drew some sizes of sphere shapes for making Christmas ornaments and coloured them with water paints. After drying, we cut the outline of the ornaments and stuck them on our beautiful Christmas tree. This activity was a very simple but super fun little project where the children could mix different Media, experiment with patterns, paint and a little collage.
It will be displayed around the hallway and make us feel Christmas is coming soon!