The holidays are here and I am prepping for Christmas celebrations at home and in my classroom. I am often asked why I celebrate Christmas in my classroom since I am so open about creating multi-cultural spaces in early childhood education. The answer is simple, I teach at a preschool at a Lutheran Church and I want to share resources that any of my readers can use but I also want to share my experiences in the classroom and be as authentic as possible. If you celebrate Christmas in your classroom or at home with your kids you will find this list super helpful, but if not you are probably planning winter activities right now and here is a link to jump to those!
13 Homemade Christmas Ornaments ( perfect for preschool)
What I love about making ornaments at preschool is that children love creating something special for their tree at home, they make great gifts for parents ( and that teaches children a lot about giving), and they are rad for fine motor development. Oh and they are fun, how could I forget that?
Recycled Pouch Lid Homemade Christmas Ornament – these are perfect for 2 and 3-year-olds, they look great with any color pattern ( or no pattern at all) and can be done easily at free choice.
Easy Letter Ornaments – I love these recycled alphabet puzzle pieces turned into homemade Christmas ornaments!
Spin Art Ornaments – these homemade ornaments are so much fun to make, you never know what it will look like until after you open the lid.
1 Minute Homemade Christmas Ornaments You can put anything you want that will fit into these ornaments!
Simple Lid Ornaments – these simple homemade Christmas ornaments are my favorite because they last FOREVER!
Easy Snowflake Ornament – these are great for a quick craft that allows children lots of focus on the product without having to wait for any glue to dry!