Last Week - Ornaments, Elves, and Boats!

 
It seems like forever since I've posted (and maybe it has been....can't even begin to tell you how busy/crazy this year/season has been)  So I wanted to give you a little peek into our last week. 
We made 2 different ornaments as gifts for parents


These were super easy and turned out cute! 
I also had them do themselves floating away on snowflakes...
These turned out so funny and the kids loved doing them...again, super simple and easy which was what I needed this year as I have been battling being sick for over a week and haven't had the brain/planning power or energy to do anything else...lol.
 
The kids wrote persuasive letters to Santa applying for an elf position from this packet from
http://www.confessionsofateachingjunkie.com/2014/12/the-sunday-scoop-and-operation-elf.html
SUPER fun freebie!  Of course I forgot to take pics, but trust me, they loved it!  Some of my kids have such a great sense of humor.  They were also VERY convincing in trying to apply to be an elf:)
 
Of course we also HAD to get in a STEM activity:)  They just loved this one!
This is another great activity from Get Caught Engineering.  This is from their Charming Bundle of Enchanted Engineering packet.  Their job was to build a boat to get the Gingerbread man across the stream so he isn't eaten by the fox;)
 
They did this activity in pairs!

I LOVE, LOVE how they work together....I LOVE, LOVE how they have to figure out the problem with their "invention" and go back to the drawing board and try something else!  I LOVE, LOVE how doing these activities teaches them patience and perseverance:)



Here are a few videos of the fun!
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For those of you that have a few days left, maybe this will give you a few ideas to do;)  To the rest of you that are off for break, YAY!
Too all of you....I hope you all have a very blessed and Merry Christmas!  I am happy because my girl is home!  Such a blessing to have the family all together for Christmas!
From my family to yours...Merry Christmas!
 

4 comments

  1. Your ornaments are adorable! Glad your kids liked the Elf activity! I would love to see some of their letters!

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  2. OMG! Your snowflake ornament is SO awesome! Easy to make and very age appropriate! Love this! :)

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