I only had E for one week, so we’ll save a lot of the planned activities for next year. Here’s a rundown of what we got to do!
Bible Verse: Matthew 1:21b
“And you are to give him the name Jesus because he will save his people from their sins.”
Color Focus: Red
Make a red bag (collect red items throughout the house) – We did this!
Red bath (peppermint scented?) – We’ll save this.
Red painting (maybe using pine needles as the brush?) – We’ll save this!
Letter Focus: J is for Jesus – We’ll save all of these. And I’m sorry that some of these links didn’t work. I’ll have to find new ones next year!
Music (Mondays): Grooveshark Playlist
There is a reason for Christmas and Jesus is his name-oh!
J-E-S-U-S, J-E-S-U-S, J-E-S-U-S and Jesus is his name-oh!
(I made this one up; original, huh?)
Art Exploration/Dramatic Play (Tuesdays):
Christmas Tree Decorating – This was a great activity, and we will do it again next year, too!
Melissa and Doug Nativity Set – The girls loved this. Fairley carried baby Jesus and one particular wise man around all the time!
Tinsel Sensory Bin – The girls LOVED this activity!!
Peppermint Playdoh – Next year. We still had a lot of cinnamon and pumpkin playdoh left!
Sorting red and green bows – Fun activity! Will probably be even better for them next year!
Strawberry/banana candy canes – Tried this, but E hated the texture of both fruit. Fun idea, though!
Our month in pictures: