We had such an outrageous celebration. First, we put on our Christmas necklaces and created a Holiday CRAFT BAG, and then we heard the LITTLE CHRISTMAS ELF story and sang the Winnie the Pooh version of “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” We added our Santa hats to sing Raffi’s “It Must Be Santa,” which then motivated us to put on our bell adorned reindeer antlers and perform Jim Reeves “Jingle Bells.” This encouraged us to dance around the tables to “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.” And then we were motivated to let the games begin. We first played THE PIZZA WALK (earning a present), and then a HOLIDAY MEMORY GAME (earning a prize) and then a BEAN BAG TOSS HOPSCOTCH (earning a treat bag). Then we had fun getting involved in a CHRISTMAS COOKIE DECORATING contest (winning stickers). Then it was time for our HI PIZZA MAN story to prepare us for our surprise delivery person—who wasn’t a Pizza Snake or a Pizza Cow or a Pizza Man like we suspected, but instead RUDOLPH!. And then on to our huge feast of pizza, mini apples, raisins, cranberry raisins, fruit roll-ups, barbecue chips, our cookies we made, and grape juice. Our bellies were more than satisfied. To wound down the day’s festivities we watched “Olive the Other Reindeer” opened our stockings that Santa filled last night and then heard the adorable story SIX SNOWY SHEEP and then finally took a long hard winters nap. As the big man in the red suit always says, “Merry Christmas to all…and to all a good night.”
MERRY CHRISTMAS & FELIZ NAVIDAD!
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I am a certified center-based director, attaining over thirty years of experience in the field of Early Childhood Education; achieving an Associates of Arts degree, and completing 40 + early childhood educational units (16 E.C.E units as well as the essential 24 state required early childhood education courses, in addition to completing 150 + college credits in psychology, theater, sign-language and English). I also possess a current C.P.R and First Aid Certificate. I am also an aficionado of comedian memoirs, avid collector of snowmen paraphernalia, rainstorm enthusiast, red wine connoisseur, candle hoarder, water baby, national public radio diehard, ardent music lover, romantic comedy movie junkie, audacious self-published author, as well as an extraordinarily passionate preschool teacher and director, who is college educated with a background in theater, psychology and child development. I’ve received various certificates of notable accomplishments for my commitment to educating children and have self-published various children’s books; Pumpkinpants, Little Turkeys, Tis the Season to be Molly, A Makeup Surprise for My Valentine Eyes, Lizzie the Lazy Leprechaun and Eddie the Edible Easter Bunny, as well as several adult books; Get it?, The Big Kid Method, Life After Lipstick, Diary of a Preschool Teacher, plentyofpickles.com and Aftertaste. View all posts by MISS LORI