Friday, December 9, 2011

Christmas Around the World

We successfully completed our first week of Christmas Around the World from Christina Bainbridge's website.  Despite having a snow day on Tuesday, we still managed to get through many of the activities.  Here are some of the projects we have been working on.
Here is our Christmas Tree.  Each day the kids have been writing how to say Merry Christmas from the Country of the day on their ornament.
Here are the ornaments we made when visiting America.

Apple Cinnamon Ornaments
I used a slightly different recipe to make the ornaments.  It was simple and turned out great.  Here's the recipe we used.

Cinnamon Applesauce Ornaments
3 cups cinnamon             
2 cups applesauce
1/2 cup glue.
You may need to add a little water to this: it needs to be the consistency of thick cookie dough. Have the children pound out to 1/4 inch thick and use cookie cutters. If you do not have time to let them dry naturally you can stick them in the oven at 275 for 45 minutes x 3. Flip after each 45 minutes. I always do it in conjunction with math lessons on measurement. Makes 21 ornaments with a little left over. 

Here are how our Poinsettias turned out for Mexico!
Here are the fireworks from Brazil!

We have 5 days of school left.  Everyone's so excited for Christmas here, especially since we received snow in the NM desert.  Normally we are lucky to see a couple of inches a year.  We got about 4-5 inches and still have some on the ground in the shady areas.  

Happy Holidays Everyone!

1 comment:

  1. I just came across your pin on Pinterest. I'm glad you enjoyed Christmas Around the World. I was wondering if you would mind linking to my class website, since that is where these activities came from?

    I would really appreciate it!


    *Bunting, Books, and Bainbridge*