Next we prepared to make a mini Christmas tree.
Of course I had to laugh and grab my camera because Elvis jumped up ready to join in the craft and see what we were doing!
Ta da! All done and she was super happy I let her use my permanent markers, she likes the variety of colors.:-)
Next we did a little Science fun. I drew and cut out a picture of Santa and taped it to a tall clear glass. Then I had her describe what Santa looked like through the glass.
Then we filled the glass with water and observed again!
She was excited and exclaimed "there's the jolly fat Santa!" LOL. Simple experiment but fascinating to preschoolers. She can't wait to show Hayley when she gets home. :-) we also learned that looking at something through water makes it appear 25% bigger! I'm staying far away from pools from now on!! LOL
Since we have a bell representing Christmas Day in our chain I told her this story...
" Up in the tower there's a carillon of bells. Each of the eight a Christmas story tells. One bell tells of the star so bright that shone over Bethlehem that first Christmas night. Two bells tell of the two who sought room in Bethlehem but found it not. Three bells tell of the three Wise Men who made a long journey to Bethlehem. Four bells tell of an innkeeper who said, "use my manger for the Babe's bed." Five bells tell of the angels whose song assured the Shepherds nothing was wrong. Six bells tell of the shepherds who gazed at the beautiful baby and were amazed. Seven bells tell of the doves that cooed a lullaby in that stable rude.
Eight bells tell the story again of how Jesus came to the world of men." Written by Mabelle B. McGuire
Umm the smell of Christmas is everywhere I go (point to nose)
Evergreens and holly and pretty mistletoe (form triangle with fingers)
Gingerbread and cookies and fresh pumpkin pie (rub belly)
Smoke is in the chimney,curling to the sky. (raise finger using circular motion)
Come and trim our Christmas tree (form triangle)
Till it glistens bright
First we'll string some popcorn chains (pretend to decorate tree)
Then some tinsel bright
Now for color hang some balls (form circle with hands)
And a twinkly light (open and close fingers)
So we can dance and sing
On a Merry Christmas night
Now for a yummy little appetizer recipe!
Chicken and rice puffs
1 box frozen puff pastry shells thawed
1 package (6oz) long grain and wild rice
2 cups cubed cooked chicken
1/2 can (10 3/4 ounce) condensed cream of chicken soup undiluted
1/3 cup chopped slivered almonds toasted
1/3 cup diced celery
1/3 cup diced red bell pepper
1/3 cup fresh parsley
1/4 cup diced onion
1/4 cup white wine or chicken broth
2 tablespoons half and half (optional)
1) Bake pastry shells according to package, keep warm
2) Prepare rice according to package directions
3) Add remaining ingredients to rice, mix well. Cook 4-5 mins until hot and bubbly. Fill shells with rice mixture serve immediately
"Christmas gift suggestions: to your enemy,forgiveness. To an opponent,tolerance. To a friend,your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To yourself, respect."
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Have a wonderful weekend!!!