Do you ever have those last minute brainstorms that turn into a bit of brilliance? Of course, I use the term brilliance loosely.
We're working on dictionary skills at the moment. I went to pull out my Guide Words Bee Craftivity today when I realized I should be doing SOMETHING Christmas related since my room was showing no signs of the approaching holiday.
Suddenly, I had a brainstorm to turn that craftivity into a reindeer one. After all, the antlers would be perfect for the guide words. And, Rudolph does "guide" the sleigh, right? BOOM! Instant change of plans.
Let's just say I was in the Christmas spirit today! We nixed our planned measurement activity and did this CUTE and EASY Measurement Christmas Tree activity that my sweet friend (and teammate) Kristen did yesterday.
We're practicing measuring to the nearest inch at the moment (but you could assign any measurements - half-inch, centimeters, etc), so I had them cut the strips into the following lengths:
Dark Green - one 8 inch, one 6 inch, one 4 inch, one 2 inch
Light Green - one 7 inch, one 5 inch, one 3 inch, one 1 inch
Then they put the strips in order from smallest to largest and glued them onto black construction paper to form a TREE! They added details of their choosing (tree toppers, trunks, ornaments, gifts, etc).
What are your favorite spur-of-the-moment holiday activities??