Book Inspired Ornament Preschool ActivityHow 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 ChristmasWe 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 ChristmasA 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.
Check out what is getting published today!
- Simply Vicki featured "Snowflakes Fall" by Patricia MacLachlan and Steven Kellogg and made beautiful Snowflake Ornaments.
- Mom Inspired Life featured "Room for a Little One" and made Nativity Ornament.
- Mosswood Connections featured "The Day the Crayons Quit" by Drew Daywalt and very fun and pretty Crayon Ornaments.
- Lovely Commotion featured "Dream Snow" by Eric Carle and made a wonderful Dream Snow Ornament.
- My Nearest and Dearest featured "The Snow Tree" by Caroline Repchuk and made a pretty Red Twig Dogwood and Cranberry Ornament.
- Fireflies & Mud Pies featured "The Twelve Days of Christmas" by Don Daily and made a beautiful Three French Hens Ornament.
- Mama Miss featured "Santa's New Jet" by David Biedrzycki and made new Santa's jets of their own: Melted Bead Ornament.
- Mommy Loves Trees featured "A Wish To Be A Christmas Tree", found some decorating materials on a nature walk, and made Pine Cone and Berries Ornament.
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