Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Christmas Learning Day #8 with a FREEBIE!

It is an exciting time around here and the little Moffatt Girls are LOVING Christmas!  There are a ton of crafts to do and even some learning:) All was going well until the DOG ATE OUR GINGERBREAD HOUSE!

Bad dog!  Bad, bad, bad dog!
I was so mad at our dog!  Our dog, Lily, has some MAJOR eating disorders.  She constantly hounds us for food.  She sniffs the house and searches everywhere for a crumb that someone may have dropped.  Well today she was in luck because she dug open our Gingerbread house box and went to town on the front part of the house!  I still have no idea how she got the box in the first place, but her nose will find anything.  At first I was mad at her, then I just had to laugh it off because I felt so sorry for her.  I think she was mad at me when I took the cookie away from her.

We still enjoyed some fun learning despite the above incident.  Since we couldn't really enjoy our Gingerbread house, we did some Gingerbread Subtraction from our 10 Christmas Math Centers

I put our Gingerbread Subtraction cards into one of cute dollar store containers, which made math that much more exciting.  We used our Christmas decorated pocket chart to match the subtraction problems to the correct gingerbread man.  This was followed up and independent subtraction page.  So much FUN!
We also made some cute snowflake Christmas ornaments, which are also very easy and fun.  Simply glue the popsicle sticks together and add your glitter, sequences or any other pretty decorations.

Next we made some ADORABLE snowflakes!  This little winter craft is so easy, even the 3 year old had fun making these!  Since coffee filters are so cheap, we were able to make a ton of them!  This is such an easy craft and they all come out so pretty.  I took a little sewing thread and hung them up so they looked like falling snowflakes.  I found a great tutorial on how to make these on Pinterest!





























Finally, we made these cute Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer from Tamara at Teaching with TLC!
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9 comments:

Crayons and Curls said...

Such cute ideas! Sorry about the gingerbread house! At least your sweet girls had fun with your other awesome projects! :)
Cheryl
Crayons and Curls

Heather Byers said...

I have to laugh your dog looks just like our dogs. We have 5 (yes 5) just like her.
Great activities!!

Heather
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Traci said...

Uhm... I believe Lily's little eyes are asking you how in the world you could be mad at something so adorable?
:D

Tamara L. Chilver said...

LOVE the adorable reindeer :)

Jennifer @ Simply Kinder said...

Thanks for all the freebies! This is one I needed last minute for tomorrow!

Jen from Simply Kinder

vicky1970 said...

Hi Annie,
I bet your sweet girls enjoyed making those snowflakes...sorry about the house though. :o)
Vicky

Nicole Heinlein said...

Bad dog! Did you end up getting anew gingerbread house? That one looks so cute! Thanks for sharing all your ideas!
Nicole
Teaching With Style

Ashley Benoit said...

That stinks about the house! I love your ideas!!!

Ashley
The Teacher's Treasure Chest

Barbara said...

I had to laugh at your dog, too. Years ago we had a beautiful dog called Kleo. After my young boys and I spent all afternoon decorating our gingerbread house, the family went out to look at Xmas lights. I left the house on a low stand in the living room. Yeah, you guessed it. When we got home Kleo had demolished the entire house (well, except for her name in icing) and we found a trail of smarties leading upstairs to the bedrooms. The boys were crying, I was chasing her with a broom and my husband was laughing:)) It's one of our fondest memories of our sweet ol' dog.
Merry Christmas!!

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