Friday, December 12, 2014

StoryTelling Ornament

Book Inspired Ornament Preschool Activity

How the Grinch Stole Christmas! A story and a spirit of Christmas My Firefly loved. Who knows how much they can actually understand at this age? We collected all the different beads we had to create this Christmas ornament and a story telling prompt. She practiced her fine motor skills in a fun and creative way; and made her little stories in a process. You can also take a look at another book inspired Christmas ornament here: Bear Stays Up: Bear Cave.

 A wonderful tradition to hand-made an ornament with the special memories attached is on our family's to-do list every season. The exciting part is to choose the one - the perfect one to make. This post is part of "10 Days of Kid-Made Christmas". You can find links to more Christmas ornaments that are made by families and are inspired by kids' favorite books at the end of this post.


How the Grinch Stole Christmas

We used chenille stems for beading. Each stem symbolizes its own little story or a character. Then I got the stems together and decorated the free ends with beads to make the ornament.

There are many possibilities and ways for creativity here! My Firefly will enjoy retelling her stories with beads in her hands and the visual clues - these two relax and inspire kids to talk - so great for speech and language development! And with the Christmas spirit behind all that... I am looking forward to play with her using this ornament.


Red stem: a smiley Who-person with scraps of ribbons for hair and jingle bells.

The best way to spread Christmas cheer
is singing loud for all to hear.

Blue stem: hearts

And what happened then...?
Well... in Who-ville they say
That the Grinch's small heart
Grew three sizes that day!


Green stem: we decorated a Christmas tree that Cindy-Lou Who spotted got stuck up the chimney.

"Maybe Christmas," he thought, "doesn't come from a store."
"Maybe Christmas... perhaps... means a little bit more!"

Gold stem: Max and his big golden horn looks funny with his body made of the pine cone.

Did that stop the old Grinch...?
No! The Grinch simply said,
"If I can't find a reindeer, I'll make one instead!"
 

10 Days of Kid-Made Christmas

A wonderful tradition to hand-made an ornament with the special memories attached is on our family's to-do list every season. The exciting part is to choose the one - the perfect one to make.

70 Ornaments made by families and inspired by the favorite children's books! The series runs from December 1 to December 12, 2014 and hosted by Mama Miss. You can follow all the Christmas Fun with books and ornaments here:  Landing Page.


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