Today I read How the Grinch Stole Christmas to my 4 year old class. Then we made Deanna Jump's Grinch Grin, from her Grinch Unit. We didn't do the drawing/writing part of this activity, so ours are a bit plain, but it was fun and cute nonetheless. Unfortunately, I haven't done a lot of writing with my preschoolers yet (just their names and numbers 0-10). My New Year's Resolution is to start up Kid Writing!
Here's a close-up of one:
I absolutely LOVE the spin Cara Carroll at The First Grade Parade put on her Grinch... the scalloped circles for the Santa hat (see below). I plan to buy a scalloped circle puncher, but I had to make due with my plain circle puncher for this year! I have circle punchers in a few different sizes, and I have to say, they are worth the money for all the time they've saved me!!!
This was our Grinch morning work...
And this patterning activity was one of our center activities (also from Deanna Jump's Grinch Unit):
Most of my kiddos gave me what you see above. I
A few, like the one below, really went to town...(I just realized the pattern is the same as the one above, which is funny, because they sit at different tables!)
Awhile back, I said I would post a picture of the gingerbread men we watercolored.... note to self... print these poor guys on cardstock next time.... regular copier paper creates for ripped projects and whining! Here are some that did not tear...
And finally, I was hoping to link up with Oh' Boy 4th Grade's Currently December, but I'm not sure how to add text onto her template.... somebody's going to have to explain that to me! : )
One more day of the Grinch with my 3s tomorrow, then I'll be back on Wednesday or Thursday with cute little Santa Stars to share!