Christmas Gift for Kids to Make

I know I'm a little late ... okay, a LOT late for the Christmas posts but I haven't had any time until now!

Here are the gifts my kids made for their parents. I just love these!  Mostly because they're so cute, but also because they're super easy to do.

The snowmen are the kids' finger prints (with white tempera paint). After that dried they used Sharpies (not the thin ones) to add the snowmen details. We added some glue and glitter to the top for a little dazzle and tied on some ribbon.

For the lightbulb Christmas cards the kids dipped their fingers in tempera paint. I pre-drew the wire with a Sharpie. The kids decorated the inside of the card however they liked.

Have you read The Christmas Wish by Lori Evert?  OMG!! It was just so beautiful. A good buddy gave me a copy and I just love it. It's a circular journey about a little girl, Anja, who goes off to the North Pole to be one of Santa's elves. She has help along the way from a variety of friendly animals.

I have to admit the writing seemed a little stiff at times, but the sweet story and amazingly gorgeous pictures more than made up for that.

I highly recommend  this book!  (You can click the image above to buy from Amazon).

After we read the book I had the kids draw and label a map of Anja's journey. I think they did a fabulous job!

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  1. Lots of delighted parents Christmas morning in your class. They are soooo cute.


  2. Sweet gifts. I've seen the thumbprint bulbs and think they're so very cute.
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

    1. I like the reindeer families with thumbprints. Those are super cute, too.

  3. That book sounds adorable! And it is never too early to start planning for Christmas.
    Chickadee Jubilee

  4. I can't wait for Christmas! December is just not long enough!

  5. Your parent Christmas gifts turned out really cute! It makes is so much better when the crafts are easy for them to do. Thank you for the book suggestion. It sounds good!
    Conversations in Literacy

    1. You're welcome, Lori. I agree about the "easy", especially with 22 busy little 6-year-olds:)


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