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Monday, December 21, 2015

Mama May I Book A Day Countdown to Christmas Day 22

Day 22
Reindeer and Santa


I've Seen Santa

Writing Prompt / Conversation Starter

What do Reindeer do the Whole Year Through?





Olive, the Other Reindeer


Craft




Feature Film


Olive, the Other Reindeer



Mama May I Book A Day Countdown to Christmas Day 21



 Day 21
Ornaments


Mortimer's Christmas Manger

Ornament Crafts


Mouse Ornament via Between Naps on the Porch




Tinfoil Ornaments via Babble Dabble Do



Salt Dough Ornaments via the Artful Parent

Sensory Dough


Salt Dough Gingerbread Ornaments by Brooklyn Homemakers



Writing


This is such a beautiful sensory tray setup! by The Imagination Tree








Saturday, December 19, 2015

Mama May I Book A Day Countdown to Christmas Day 20


 Day 20

Polar Express
The Polar Express


Field Trip
Polar Express Train Ride


We always try to book a trip on the local Polar Express Train. Wear your PJs, bring hot cocoa, sing Christmas Carols and enjoy a ride on the Polar Express!

Pretend Play
Trains!

 Set up trains, trains, trains. Lego Trains. Wooden Trains. Electric Trains. Take turns being the conductor. Set up a little wooden town to be Christmas Town.



Polar Express Party

We have hosted a Polar Express Party a couple years now and it never gets old! We ask our friends to wear their pjs to our house; Enjoy hot cocoa; Make Christmas Crafts; Sing songs; Turn empty cardboard boxes into boxcars where the children can each sit in their own boxcar to watch the movie while sipping on hot cocoa. Toward the end on the movie one year, my then-6-year-old dressed up like Santa and handed out bells to all her friends.



These are some of the activities we shared together:

  • Peppermint paint painting
  • Cookie decorating
  • Hot cocoa making
  • Train building
  • Cardboard box train boxcars
  • Foam gingerbread house making
  • Bell and pipe cleaner sculpture-building
  • Bell bracelet / necklace



Feature Film


The Polar Express


Mama May I Book A Day Countdown to Christmas Day 19







Day 19
Grinch

Kitchen Science
Chocolate Grinch Spoons

Ingredients
chocolate wafers
sprinkles
dehydrated marshmallows
parchment paper


Instructions

  • Melt chocolate.
  • Dip spoons into the melted chocolate.
  • Sprinkle with assorted sprinkles, marshmallows, or candies.





Craft

Who-Ville Trees

  • Cupcake liners in different prints
  • Paper mache trees in different sizes
  • Hot glue gun
Fold cupcake liners in half and glue them around the paper mache trees starting at the bottom and working your way up.






Sensory PlayGreen Grinch Slime







I found a similar recipe on Laughing Kids Learn


Grinchy Snack



I love this healthy Grinch snack via Movables




This would be a fun smoothie-time! via Mommys Bundle


Feature Film



How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Mama May I Book A Day Countdown to Christmas Day 18




Day 18
Gifts





I love the rhyme and cadence in this book.
We decided we wanted to MAKE Christmas Present last year. 
Layla has always shown a great interest in Kitchen Science and in lotions, potions, aromatherapy, chapstick, makeup, and smell-good baths. 
So we decided we wanted to make gifts to pamper our loved ones this year while nurturing our potions power.

We made chapstick in several different scents
and delicious-smelling soap!

    





 Pooh The Sweetest Christmas

Recipe

We made Ginger Bread (Trader Joe's Box Mix)
to deliver to our friends and neighbors