Christmas Day will soon be upon us. I wanted to take this moment to wish everyone a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Most all of my Christmas ideas are posted on line so I don't have anything especially new for you. I do have to say that some of our parents brought in some great snacks the last couple of days at school. The parents said they found the items on Pinterest, so you may have already seen them if you were looking for great Christmas snacks.
There was a reindeer made from a small chocolate donut, broken pretzel antlers, a red M&M nose, and white icing eyes. My favorite was a marshmallow Christmas ornament for which I don't have a picture--my camera was dead. These were great. It was a marshmallow that had been dipped halfway in chocolate, then the chocolate part was then dipped in rainbow sprinkles. The final piece was a small candy can inserted in the top like the "hook." They were great.
One new craft we came up with this year was from Mrs. D's crushed Christmas decoration. When she was getting ready to decorate her home, she came across a decoration that had been crushed. We used this decoration which was a pine type of decoration, with fake pine needles, to make the parents' gift tag.
We painted a 3x5 index card with red glitter paint. We then had to cut the needles from the crushed decoration. After the paint had dried, we created a tree shape with glue. The children took the needles and made a Christmas tree on the card. Then we topped it off with a star sticker. We attached these to the parents gifts.
Well, I'm off to enjoy Christmas and New Year's with my family. I'm excited that this year we are traveling to Jekyll Island, Georgia. This is our first Christmas trip like this. Hope everything goes well.
Again--have a wonderful Christmas and enjoy some time with your family!