Monday, December 5, 2011

Holiday Books And Craft

Here are some holiday books, you may not be familiar with:
1. Llama, Llama, Holiday Drama by Anna Dewdney. Can llama stand the wait until Christmas?
2. Bad Kitty Christmas by Nick Bruel. A great rhyming book that tells about a kitty in trouble at Christmas time!
3. Bear Stays Up For Christmas by Karma Wilson. Can Bear's friends keep him awake until the big day arrives?
4. Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree by Robert Barry. What happens when Mr. Willowby cuts off the top of his tree?
5. My Two Holidays by Danielle Novack and Phyllis Harris. How many families celebrate both Hanukkah AND Christmas?
6. Borrowed Hanukkah Latkes by Linda Glaser and Nancy Cote. Will all the guests come to the celebration?

Holiday Craft:
How about recycling cards? It's a great way to reuse any holiday cards you have received to make new cards for the kids to use. You will need old cards, cardstock, scrap paper(they can use patterned paper scraps or make their own designs on plain paper),double sided tape, crayons or markers. Help the kids pick out the main image to cut out, or perhaps they will find a small design or detail that they like. Tape it to patterned paper, cut to fit the front of a card made out of the cardstock. Decorate with stickers if you have them.

Here I took one card, cut it into three sections and created 3 new cards!

Using just the cut out mittens, I added some designer paper and a fancy holly sticker to make a new card!

Kids will enjoy sending cards to their family members and teachers. If they choose to mail them, envelopes can be purchased at any craft store. Don't forget to save this year's cards for next year's fun project!

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