On the last day before break, Bo’s school celebrated with a breakfast with Santa. All of the classroom activities were Christmas themed including pretending to drive a sleigh and centers that involved cutting homemade PlayDoh Christmas cookies, wrapping gifts, decorating a tree, decorating construction paper gingerbread men, and attempting to build houses out of graham crackers. The kids were bursting with sugar by 11:30, but fun was had by all. I was reassured once again that his teacher is a saint.
We did several fun activities at the beginning of break – we made ornaments, started decorating thank you cards for after Christmas, colored numerous pictures, played with our homemade Playdoh snow, etc. God bless Pinterest and all of the fun Christmas ideas I found there this year. One of the highlights of the end of our Christmas activities was the Christmas pizza we made on the 23rd. Bo is still talking about it. I just made my regular homemade pizza dough and rolled and cut it into shapes. It was actually really easy and just took a few minutes longer than normal homemade pizza. Next year, I’ll get more creative with the toppings – I can see how black olives and other veggies could really make these look neat.
We started out Christmas Eve with red velvet pancakes and then made these adorable sugar cone trees. These were perfect for my little ones. Definitely an activity I’ll be doing again.
Then I attempted a Gingerbread house. It ended up being a total disaster. It looks like it went through an earthquake. Bo, Clara, and Anna had fun with it and thought it was neat, so that is all that really matters. Like cake decorating, my gingerbread house decorating skills are majorly lacking. Oh well, it was still fun.
We spent the day at home, just the 5 of us, on Christmas Eve. We made a traditional Christmas feast with ham and accompaniments. Besides cooking and destroying a gingerbread house, we read lots of books and just enjoyed playing. After dinner, we put the kiddos in their Christmas pjs and left our cookies and milk by the fireplace. And we couldn’t forget a carrot for Rudolph!
To Be Continued…