Teachers are givers.
Kids are TOO!
We want EVERYONE to have
ALL of their WISHES come true!
How can we teach curriculum, maintain sanity,
and MAKE WISHES COME TRUE?
GIVE FROM THE HEART!
In our classroom we make ornaments.
NOT all of the ornaments are for CHRISTMAS.
Some of my kiddos don't celebrate Christmas.
They create. They inspire. They give.
From the Heart.
My favorite things are HANDMADE.
( Sniff... from the heart) :)
Where do we get our " inspirations" ?
(You can follow me here...)
No stress...pictures...some directions...Ahhhhh.
My happy place!
Here are some of MY favorite ideas!
Glue! Paint! Decor!
Let the imagination go!
NOT ALL OF MY KIDS MAKE THE SAME ORNAMENTS!
Let them have choice!
I show them the pictures.
I share the BASICS.
I let them GO!
MY choices and their choices MAY BE DIFFERENT!
Different is good!
Give from YOUR heart!
Who doesn't like DOUGH?
Squishy, squeezy balls of FUN?
I LOVE handprint ornaments.
(GMA HERE) :)
Our kiddos are small for such a short time.
Make those MEMORIES!
I bring out ALL the cookie cutters I can find, borrow, beg for.
Don't let them be too THICK.
Let them dry FOR A LONG TIME ( 3-4 days )
Hot glue string on the back after dry,
Poke a hole on the dough with a straw BEFORE drying.
MY newest LOVE!
ALL of MY kiddos make this one!
I make these in small groups
( I can only do 3-4 kiddos at a time)
If you have a PARENT HELPER...
this is a PERFECT craft for them!)
Paint on day 1.
DRY day 2.
Faces ( I suggest BLACK SHARPIES ) Day 3
Scarves ( felt, material/ paper scraps...srapbook paper works great!) Day 4
Let EVERYTHING DRY
add a string for a hanger!
BE SUPER CAREFUL when sending these home!
( No dropping )
Place in a gift bag
( we use hand decorated lunch bags)
with LOTS, LOTS, LOTS
of tissue !
So...we GIVE FROM THE HEART!
It's not about the $$ amount
It's about the thought, the effort, and the LOVE
that goes into it!
Here is another gift I do FOR my kiddos.
See the blog POST here.
I hope you have a WONDERFUL Holiday SEASON!
Share the LOVE.
Give From the HEART!