Materials needed for Christmas countdown paper chain:
- stapler, tape, or glue
Ariel stapled each link of the chain.
It grew and grew!
Using construction paper and markers, my daughter designed a sign, taping it at the top. I wasn't in the room so she sounded out the word "Christmas" on her own.
Ariel's completed chain.
I hung it in a door frame and each day we'll cut a link as we countdown to Christmas.
More you say?
- make a chain for your Christmas tree but cutting appropriate sized strips. I tried to get the kids to do this but my daughter said, "mom, do you know how long that would take?" Yes, yes I do...
- Before stapling, taping, or glueing the strips together, lay them all out, spread glue on them, and add a bit of glitter. Once they are dry, link them together. I also prompted my daughter towards this, but apparently, she didn't want to spend all day on this project.
I made a bunch of curls.
Once the curls were made, I stapled them together making a curly bow (pretend the pink box is a present). I think it came out pretty good but my daughter didn't care for it much. My son, could have cared less. Personally, I think it's a great way to recycle old magazines and save money on decorating presents that are going to be ripped open anyway.
These other great blogs have also participated in the challenge!
Child Central Station , kids in the studio, Teach Mama, The Imagination Tree,Childhood101, Teach Preschool, hands on as we grow, Artful Parent, Paint Cut Paste, A Mom With A Lesson Plan, Toddler Approved, Kiwi Crate, Art 4 Little Hands, Red Ted Art, The Chocolate Muffin Tree, Imagination Soup,Michelles Charm World, Messy Preschoolers, Tinker Lab, Mommy Labs, Putti Prapancha