It the most magical time of year! And we are celebrating it how in different ways, in preschool as we count down to our Christmas Traditions.
I personally LOVE the Norway tradition of NO CLEANING on Christmas Eve (though I want to add no cooking to it) and wanted to make it the WHOLE month of December but no one else was down with that plan. So I asked family and friends about their unique traditions of celebrating this holiday season. Picked ones that could be included in our preschool time and ta DA! Here you have it!
List of Activities
Free Printable Letter to Santa
Start saving your card board boxes, gather up those rubber ducks and send out the invites! Because it is that time of year to bring out the spooky mom skills for some cheap halloween fun for some preschool kids.
Key to making these games and prizes under $27 is to use what you already have. Don't have rubber ducks? Then use those plastic bugs or zoo animals instead. Find the candy in bulk section at your local store and place them in individual baggies from the dollar store (you get 40 mini bags for a $1).
None of the $27 budget went towards the games. It all went towards candy and prizes for each of the games and the little bags that I divided them up in. The kids joined in and the pictures show what was created.
Witches Kitchen Toss
Give a Dog a Bone
Bat Cave Golf
Duck Pond Matching
Pin Spider on a Web
Make a Monster Station
Witches Kitchen Toss: Pull out those pots and pans from the kitchen and place them in a circle. Use a ball or bean bag to toss.
Give a Dog a Bone and Bat Cave Golf: (pictured above) Simple easy cardboard creation (I was in a hurry and so it looks so funny). I found the bones for the Dog game in the form of glow stick bones.
Pin Spider on a Web: Use a black or white trash bag to make a web and print off a spider here. Starting to see the idea? Using what you already have, keep it simple and all about the fun.
Witches Slime (Recipe found here)
Assorted Halloween Plastic Toys
Other Ideas (but they add to the cost):
Ghost String cheese
Free Printable Party Invite
In the book, every one turns out needs a little love to help them in some way. As we read the book we talked about love. My little Man is SO good about each night telling each family member thank you for this and thank you for that, without prompting. He inspired me for our preschool activities to SHOW and TELL love in the following ways:
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Hello, I'm Lindsey
A wife to hubby pursing higher education, a mother to two energetic kids, obsessed with all things farmhouse vintage and believer that food always taste better when it is shared.