Thursday, December 8, 2016

Elephant and Piggie Christmas Ornaments

Elephant and Piggie Celebrate Christmas

We made Christmas ornaments inspired by our very favorite Elephant and Piggie books. These fun characters are a pleasure to have for some quality dramatic play for this kid! The most special ornaments on our Christmas tree make us smile - I suspect they might be treasured by this little reader later on.

Christmas ornaments inspired by children's books: links to more ideas and inspiration from this season's project "10 Days of a Kid-Made Christmas" can be found at the end of this article.

- We are going to have Christmas!
- Yes, Santa will come!
- He is so BIGGY- BIG- BIG-
- Piggie!
- Yes, Gerald?

- I am SO HAPPY to go to the Christmas party WITH YOU!

Elephant and Piggie by Mo Willems

These books did wonders for this little reader: the love for reading and confidence, fluency and expression, comprehension and creativity. We have read the books in different settings: adult reading, child reading, adult and child, two children. Each book becomes even more fun every time they reread it.

It is hard to choose a favorite from this series. It could be "We Are in a Book!" as the reader becomes part of the story. It makes it engaging for kids. Amazon affiliate link: We Are in a Book! (An Elephant and Piggie Book)

As we are into dancing here, we found this book very funny: Elephants Cannot Dance! (An Elephant and Piggie Book)

Elephant and Piggie Christmas Ornaments

I love how our elephant and piggy are ornaments and dramatic play props for this Christmas season. They just can't stop talking and creating new stories: so fun!

For this ornaments we used:
  • clear plastic ornaments,
  • pink and blue construction paper,
  • ribbons, bows, tinsel to fill the ornaments,
  • a black Sharpie, tape, scissors.

We drew ears, a trunk, and a snout free hand and cut them out. We decided to use tape to attach the parts to the ornaments. Elephant's glasses: two white circles with the eyes drawn on them are placed on a piece of tape; the frames a drawn on tape with a Sharpie. Piggie's eyes and a mouth are drawn on the ornament.

Christmas Ornaments Inspired by Children's Books

Here are today's precious ornaments and favorite books:

Dinosaur Fossil and Dinosaur Ornament from Planet Smarty Pants. "The Dinosaurs' Night before Christmas" by Anne Muecke.

Rustic Wreath Christmas Tree Ornament from The Eyes of a Boy. "The Dream Snow" by Eric Carle.

Christmas Candy Cane Ice Skating Ornament from The Soccer Mom Blog. "Katie The Candy Cane Fairy" by Thomas Nelson.

Felt Paw Print Ornament from Zing Zing Tree. "Merry Christmas, Splat! (Splat the Cat)" by Rob Scotton.

Find more ideas and inspiration from this season's project "10 Days of a Kid-Made Christmas" here: Christmas Ornaments Inspired by Children's Books from Mama Miss.

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