There were magnet wands and all kinds of metal and non-metal shapes and trinkets in our rice table.
At the water tub, bears floated on boats and in huge jugs. The kids LOVE to fill these to the tippy top and dump them out.
Santa's helpers were busy at the building table and there were trees to decorate out on the flannel board.
There were clear ornaments on the light table, along with jingle bells, ribbon, pipe cleaners and other objects for stuffing inside. Once the ornaments were full, children could use tweezers to pull the items back out and start all over again.
There were some new materials out at our creation station, too!
At our art table we made fuzzy bears with googly eyes, red bows and coffee fur.
We also started working on a special gift for our families.
Children played a counting game, rolling dice and placing the corresponding number of bears in their caves to hibernate.
We played a holiday version of the hiding game, placing a variety of holiday objects on a tray and then hiding one (or more) in a box to see if players could guess what we'd taken.
Here are some more of the ways children created, played and collaborated this week at school!
During our carpet time we sang and acted out a song about teddy bears. We also pretended to be grizzly bears sleeping in our caves.....shhhhh!
We had to be very brave when we went on a bear hunt!
We been having fun with the "stilts" outside.
We'll have more holiday fun in the weeks ahead - such a magical time of year with lots to look forward to!
We'll see you soon,
Lisa and Sheri