We decorated cookies at our holiday party, of course. :)
It's a tradition to watch, "Rudolf the Red-nosed Reindeer," with my kinders. I am NOT a big fan of watching movies. Ever (even at home). But I left the subtitles on, so the kids could read also, while watching the movie!
I bought board games for the class for centers.
We made "Reindeer Food".
Ingredients: oatmeal and sugar sprinkles.
Then, the kinders have been making handprint calendars for the last month as a gift to their families. Silly me, I forgot to take a picture of December with Santa. Above, is the back of the calendar. The pictures are backwards. Here is the site where I got the poems from, then I copied them into Word...
I typed every student's birthday and special school events.
We wrapped them in (new) trash bags. A few student helpers actually did it for me while I tied the bows with curling ribbon.
To/From gift tags.
We also had a Rabbi come in to teach the children about Hanukkah.
They loved playing with the dreidels!
Lastly, as a center, I had the children write in "snow" (sugar) as a center on cookie sheets. One week, we used flashcards to copy the print. The next week, we sounded out winter words and wrote them in the snow.