Christmas "Roll a Block" Tree - Christmas Roll a Block Tree Template Materials needed: Small square green/yellow foam blocks (or cut the squares from the Christmas Roll a Block Tree Template.pdf linked above), one foam block labeled with just the numbers 1 and 2 on all sides (if you do not have foam blocks, you can label several index cards with the numbers 1 and 2 and put face down in a “draw” … [Read more...] about Christmas Math and Sensory Ideas for Kids!
Christmas Thematic Unit for Preschool and Kindergarten
The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsberg is a classic book for introducing Christmas literacy to children. We hope you and your children enjoy some of the extension activities below! Introduction: Give each child a bell after the story and string it on red yarn or ribbon. Tell the children that the bells will serve as a reminder for each child to do at least one special kindness each day. … [Read more...] about The Polar Express Extension Activities for Young Children!
It's a wonderful time of year to introduce children to all the smells, sights, tastes, textures, and beautiful sounds associated with Christmas. The season offers many "teaching moments" to help children explore all of their '5 senses of Christmas!' The Sense of Touch: Christmas Textures - Christmas Textures Recording Sheet Materials needed: One Christmas Textures Recording Sheet.pdf per … [Read more...] about The 5 Senses of Christmas in Preschool!