Thursday, December 12, 2013

Kidmade Magnetic Nativity Scene

Homemade Magnetic Nativity Scene
Little Sweets loves to draw.  This past week she decided to draw a Nativity Scene. ( She is five and draws better than me.)  I thought it would be fun to turn her drawings into magnets so that she and hers sister could play with the pictures.  It turned out to be a huge success the girls love the magnets. 
Here is how I made the magnets.
                           1.  I copied her pictures on the copy machine.  I made several copies so we would
                                have extra if we lost a piece.  I also didn't want to ruin the originals.
                           2.  Laminate the pictures.
                           3.  Cut them out
                           4.  Place sticky magnets on the back
                           5.  Have fun playing with the magnets.
The Stable
 The Three Wise Men
The Shepherd and The Angel 
The Nativity Scene 
Please note magnets are dangerous if ingested.  Keep them out of reach of small children that still place things in their mouths.   

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Christmas Math Activities for Preschoolers

 Fun Preschool Activities with Mini Ornaments
I picked up these mini ornaments in the dollar section at Target.  
Little Peanut picked a number card, identified the number,
and used tongs to place the correct number of ornaments on the tree.   
Fine Motor
Little Peanut loved using the tongs.  She picked up the ornaments with the tongs
and placed them in an ice cube tray. 
Little Peanut sorted the ornaments by color.   

Fun with Egg Shakers

Little Sunshine loves her Egg Shaker