Sunday, December 11, 2011

Christmas Fun

Well, I haven't posted in awhile, but I have been busy creating!  And preparing for our Christmas Fun Weeks.  (Not to mention internet trouble . . . I'm currently connected to the wall, which is not my favorite way to spend my computer time.)

For the rest of December I am planning setting the workbooks aside and focusing on Christmas.  I have a desire to work on some family dynamics during that time, as well. :)  What better time is there to set aside our regular schedule and do activities to draw us closer to each other and hopefully closer to our Lord and Savior!

We are starting the Truth in the Tinsel advent book. I know it's a late start, but I am planning to tackle 2 days at time - since we'll have so much extra time without our regular work. :)  I am really looking forward to going through this study with my kiddos!

I also found some amazing Christmas printables at:

But most of these were geared toward my preschooler, with a few activities for my 1st grader.  But I wasn't having a lot of luck with fun sheets for my 3rd grader.  He's so sweet and eagerly looks on to the fun things the other two do.  Occasionally he'll ask, "did you do that with me when I was younger?"  To which I answer, "well we did similar things..."  He also helps out or just goes back to his work or off to play Legos.  :(

I just don't want him to feel like he doesn't get any fun stuff anymore.  So I decided to make a few fun sheets for him!  (I am hoping to do more, if time allows.)

Actually this one I found in my old teaching files.  I updated it a bit, and wa-la!  I actually plan to try this with both my Little Buddy and my Curly Girlie.  It's great practice with graphing . . . sneaking a little math in there and they'll never know!

This next one is just a fun word search. 

This one I am really looking forward to.  Starting with a longer word, you try to come up with various smaller words only using those letters.  Great fun for Mom & Dad, too.  Maybe set a timer to race against yourself or someone else.  Or just take your time and work together on it.  The best thing is the letters at the bottom can be cut off so your child can manipulate them in order to build their words. 

I am thinking of pulling everything together into a sort of fun folder for the kids.  I'll post it, when I get it done. 

Let me know if these resources are helpful and fun for you and your children.  I'd love to hear from anyone who downloads them!

Wishing you and your family a blessed Christmas season!

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  1. I really enjoy your blog! Lots of great ideas!

  2. Awwww! Thanks, Ashley! You are so sweet!

  3. Very fun! I always love free downloads & Christmas lasts all month so we need lots of fun =-) Thanks for linking up to TGIF! See you next week,
    Beth =-)

  4. These are so great! I love that you wanted your son to still have the "fun" stuff. :) Thanks for linking up at Thrifty Thursday! :)