Monday, December 12, 2011

Elf Activities

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Today I read an old version of The Elves and the Shoemaker.
Then, we made cute little elves from Life in First Grade.The patterns for this craft are a free download on Ms. Leslie Ann's blog.

Below is a close-up of one.  Notice that the maker of this one put the shoes on the "right" way.  Above you can see that a couple have their shoes on funny!  : )

As you can see, this was an involved craft.  I had all of the tracing and cutting done ahead of time (with the help of my wonderful classroom aide).  I also had some of the pieces put together ahead of time (I put the ears and hair on the heads. I also put the balls on the shoes and the hat ahead of time also.  AND I glued the googly eyes beforehand as well).  I was so glad I could do this craft with my class.  I'm so lucky right now to have the time on my hands to prepare involved crafts like this one.  Next semester, I will be taking 3 grad classes to get my Reading Specialist certification, so, needless to say, I won't have quite as much time!

Here was our elf morning work:

Students had to color by letter.  (e = green, l = red, and f = yellow).  This free activity can be found HERE.

Below are center activities we did today:

We completed this graphing activity from Fran Kramer at Kindergarten Crayons.  Although we did our gingerbread week last week, I couldn't help but roll this one in.  We did a graphing activity last week, and because graphing is still a pretty new skill for my preschoolers, I was happy to give them more practice with it.

We also filled the sleigh with rhyming words.  This worksheet came from the Dec./Jan. 2011-2012 Mailbox Teacher's Helper for Kindergarten.

I'll be repeating these activities with my 3s tomorrow.  4s did them today.  I'll be back later this week with more holiday fun!


  1. Adorable! I bet the kids had fun making it.

  2. Thank you! I wish I could have had them fill out an elf application to go with the craft, but I know for preschoolers that's not something we're reading for yet : )

  3. I just found your blog through Mrs. Lee's Kindergarten and I am your newest follower! I love your activities!


    ~ Julia

  4. Love the elves! They are so cute!
    I'm your newest follower!

    First Grade Delight

  5. Thank you so much! All the credit goes to Ms. Leslie Ann at Life in First Grade! She is amazing! I am looking forward to her posting her eskimo craft patterns!