8 Christmas Wreaths for the Kiddos!
“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas . . .” has been stuck in my head all day (you know you want to sing along with me)! This week, I’ve enjoyed getting into the Christmas spirit with my son and my preschool kiddos. We’ve read holiday books, sung carols, and done a myriad of Christmas-related art projects. We haven’t made any Christmas wreaths yet, though. Some of my preschoolers pointed this out a few days ago and asked if I could show them how to make a wreath. I was delighted to see some festive Christmas wreaths at last week’s Share It Saturday — now I just need to narrow down my options!
1.My Nearest and Dearest’s lovely-smelling nature wreath is a top contender, especially since my students adore crafts and activities that involve scent in some way.
2. 3 Dinosaur’s movable glass gem wreath would be a great addition to the classroom’s math/fine motor center next week. My students love those glass gems, and they could make wreaths over and over again.
3. Fantastic Fun and Learning’s wreath is full of colorful ribbons, which would be a huge hit with many of the preschool kiddos. They’ve been dying to get their hands into my ribbon stash again.
4. ABC Creative Learning’s painted hand print wreath would be a fun group project for my students. I DO love using their hand prints to create art!
5. Imprints from Tricia’s adorable button wreath would look great on a Christmas card, or even the kids’ dollhouses and fire stations!
6. Teaching Mama’s yarn and pompom wreath would be a fun sensory art activity. The different textures of the materials would be interesting for the kids to play with while they’re creating the wreath.
7. Sow Sprout Play’s paper plate wreath looks like a great process art activity for the preschoolers. I could simply lay out the materials and let them design to their hearts content!
8. Lalymom’s paper hand print wreath would allow the kiddos to use their hands (and their friends’ hands) to make a colorful wreath decoration!
Well, I’m not any further along in narrowing down the crafty wreath ideas for my classroom. Maybe I’ll take a poll next week and see which activities the children want to make. Otherwise I’d never make my mind up — too many fun ideas to choose from.
Have you and your family ever made a Christmas wreath together? I’d love to hear more about it in the comments below!
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