One year, I did story-time for the local library and these were my activities. The first one (for preschool children), included favorite family story books, songs, and finger plays. We finished with a simple craft that parents helped their child with. My younger daughter had made a paper chain in preschool to count down the days until Christmas. Each day she would tear of the bottom chain link.
Everyone of my children ended up doing this for Christmas until they grew too old. But my son actually adapted this craft to other things he was looking forward to so that the wait wouldn't seem so long. Find the ISBN numbers for the following books at my Chick Lit post and Christmas Traditions, part 4 post (scroll down).
|Our First Paper Chain from Preschool|
This lesson plan was for school-age children. I love these books and songs and so do my children. They also enjoyed making the oranges which were very simple to do. The idea came from an American Girl Doll craft book. It smells amazing! Make sure the oranges aren't too ripe and press cloves in any pattern you choose. You may want to get cloves from a place that sells them in bulk.How to make Clove-Studded Fruit Post
|My young daughters (in Santa caps) help with Library Storytime|