Other Fun Activities for December

The Polar Express Quilt


This quilt was made after reading The Polar Express.

  The idea for this quilt was taken from Easy Literature-Based Quilts Around the Year by Mariann Cigrand.  There are two ideas for quilts for each month of the school year included in this book.  It is a great resource and uses some terrific books that are probably some of your favorites! 

We used green wrapping paper to cut the one inch pieces for the trees.  Plain green construction paper can also be used.  The black train has a small picture of each student glued inside.  So cute!



Holiday Bulletin Board and Photos

We made a fireplace with the cardboard bricks available in most craft or discount stores.  The logs were made using rolled pieces of brown construction paper.  The fire is also paper!  Children made stockings and practiced small motor skills in lacing their stockings.  Their names were made with glitter.  We took everyone's picture in front of the fireplace for parents.



For other fun snowmen ideas, please link on the snowman link.