Well it's definitely just about that time of year. I am probably way behind but I've just started planning what activities and crafts we will do over the next few weeks in the lead up to Christmas.
I emptied out my craft drawers and grabbed everything that was 'christmassy' in some way. It is now sitting here in a big pile just staring at me, waiting to see what I will do with it next. My plan is to buy only the absolute neccessary items for our craft activities this year. As you can see I have plenty on hand. Bits and pieces left over from previous years, kits that I picked up on clearance. I just need to work out a plan for all of the stuff.
I've started making a set of 3 Part Vocabulary Cards with a Christmas Theme and will share those when they are done (should only be a few days). I'd like to make some patterning activities and christmas letter activities as well but I'll have to see how I go with my time.
All of our Christmas Picture Books have also been pulled from the shelves. Every year I buy one or two to add to the collection. I'm not sure I will buy any this year though as I picked up a few good ones at the Lifeline Bookfest last time for next to nothing.
I've been bookmarking simple crafts that the kids can do indpendently and so far I think I pretty much have the supplies for most of them.
I need to add a bunch of Family Christmas movies to my My Q on Big Pond Movies.
I hope to have the kids learn a few carols (down pat) this year and maybe a poem or rhyme or two. A Christmas Carol would be lovely but we'll see how we go.
What about you have you got plans or do you normally just wing it with Christmas activities? I really want to see what you are all planning/doing, everyone always has such great ideas.
Each week I'll come back and post about the Christmas activities we did, want to join me?
Feel free to grab the code for the little button that I will make and pop in the left side bar later today. Then post about your Christmas activities and plans with a link back here and then come back and add your post details to the McLinky, simple!