You can do any of these tasks, in any order (but we've suggested a timetable).
Take as long as your little ones want for each task, let them use their imaginations!
Please share your creations with us on social media.
Christmas Giving Day
I’m Emma and I’m happy to be here with you at EYFSHome.
Christmas is a time of giving and receiving. A time of sharing with others and spreading joy. Today’s activities are all about giving. We will be making some lovely gifts for those very special people in our lives.
Christmas Picture For Someone Special.
In our first activity we will be making a Christmas picture for someone special.
You will need: card and a variety of crafty materials. This supports children’s creativity and expressive arts. This is a lovely activity to share with children as it teaches them the importance of giving and how to make someone happy.
We think about lots of things when we think about Christmas. There’s so much to do and so many ways to celebrate.
In this activity we will be writing an acrostic poem together. Choose a festive word and use each letter of the word to come up with new words linked to Christmas time. You can decorate your poem together with pictures to match your words.
You will need some card and different coloured pens or felt tips. This supports children’s language and communication linked to Christmas time.
Christmas is the perfect time to take some lovely photos for our friends and family.
Let’s see if we can create an awesome festive picture, using lots of fun props and Christmas clothes. This supports children’s creativity and understanding of customs at Christmas time.
Make a Festive Picture Frame
For our last activity of the day we are going to design a picture frame for our Christmas photo.
There are lots of ways you can make a frame for your photo. It’s really up to you to make it as fabulously festive as you can.
You will need: card, scissors, paint and different coloured pens and pencils. Adding Christmas stickers will make your frame look really Christmassy.
This supports children’s expressive arts and design. It also supports their independence to come up with their own ideas for gifts. Giving at Christmas time shares with children the happiness it brings to the person receiving the gift, and also to the person who gives the gift.
If you've finished these and still have time for fun...
Advent Poems by Little Lamb Tales
Today is December 8th - Share this short Advent poem with your child called: Christmas Socks