Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Let you light Shine

On Christmas Eve My Church has a candlelight service every year and I thought this craft from the FunShine Express would go well will advertising and getting as many people to hear the Good News.
I started out by introducing the candle vocabulary card. I love how these cards just get the bumbles talking and giving them new thoughts and ideas .

we talked about candles and why they are used. We also sang the song that came in the kit
I brought out the gingerbreads and talked about how they are holding hands and showing the care and when we show we care we care sharing the light of Jesus. we then talked about other ways we can share Jesus through our words and songs and stories. I then gave them the materials to make their own candle are. ( note I did change it up a bit)


Construction paper
red and green crayons

each child colored their paper as much or little as the wanted with red and green crayons. I then gave them a tray of glue and small pain brushes. Once they had enough glue on their paper they were able to add the candles. On the top of their paper I added ______ is shining bright for Jesus
While making this craft I played Let your light shine by hill song kids

Friday, December 16, 2016

Starry Night

This Fun Craft came from My FunShine curriculum box they gave me everything I needed for this craft

Before doing the craft I showed them the vocabulary card of decorate
we talked about what was in the picture, what the child was doing and then went on who had a tree and their favorite ornament on the tree.

Black construction paper
Christmas tree
star stickers

My bumbles still have trouble knowing their space so I like giving them cookie trays for their art it helps keeps them focused on their work and not going into someone else's space.

I stared out with their Black construction paper and a white crayon. I let them color as much as they wanted then gave them a tree. Though I added the glue to these trees I let them place them on their paper. They were then given stars to add on the black part of the paper which of course some wanted to put on the tree or their hands. :) which I happily allow :)
On the top I labeled it _____'s Starry Night. I played O Christmas tree as the bumbles enjoyed decoration their art.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Christmas Present

One thing I fill all preschool teachers need are ideas for Christmas gifts. I love making something with the child that the parents can use throughout the year.
This year we made dessert tins, coaters and a cookies for santa plate.
The picture shows mostly the dessert tin but I will give instructions on how to make all three.

Cookies plate
chinet plate (hard cardboard not wax) 2.99 for 14large at Stater Brothers
I copied this picture
I got of an internet search and when I was done I covered with 2 layers of decoupage

For the Dessert tin I bought tins at the dollar tree one for each kid. I then decoupage their Christmas phot on the lid. Inside we filled with goodies we decorated during our Christmas party.
When adding the phot make sure you print these ones on phot paper regular printing paper with bubble on the tins to much.

.16 at home depot.
on one tile I place there Christmas picture with decoupage
on the other their hand print and the third I wrote Merry Christmas in Sharpie then surrounded it with there fingerprints then drew lines to turn their fingerprints into Christmas light.
all three tiles got 2 cots of decoupage once they sat out for a day for the paint and marker to dry.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Christmas Door

Super excited our door won the door contest again this year. :) 
This year we did the candy cane story. Each child painted a candy cane. We then took their pictures and put them in between candy canes making a heart shape

Monday, December 5, 2016


This week we are starting out Gingerbread theme I am so excited for this theme. I love when the kids get to experience Christmas in a hands on way.

The FunShine Express sent me some amazing material to  experiment with my Bumbles. We will be singing, playing, and introducing so many new things to these littles.

I am mostly excited about the gingerbread men they sent. Of course I will be using them to repeat the Buster Buddy song at  Circle. Our morning is not complete without giving each bumble the spotlite as they move there object and say hello. I have adapted for Christmas by giving them a gingerbread man and changing the lyric

Gingerbread goes high
Gingerbread goes low
Gingerbread wants to meet _____ here he goes

we also introduce them by singing this song

In The 2016/2017 CD they also have a gingerbread song that we have played during art and as a freeze Dance even if you don't own the CD its fun to sing as they play with Gingerbread playdoh or at circle