I was backstage at the Nutcracker, or our community's kid type version of the Nutcracker, today. It was the first of five performances for the girls this week, and it was pretty much the sort of chaos, and mayhem, that you might expect.
I took along a craft project to keep my five year old occupied, while she waited her turn. It wasn't long before a number of the other little lambs were also volunteering to lend a hand, so it became a group project.
I had printed out a Christmas tree shape craft, from dltk-kids.com (still my favorite site for last minute preschool projects). The children colored the shapes, and then cut them, and glued them together to form a decorated Christmas tree.
Since today is a stART day (a story + art project link up, hosted by A Mommy's Adventures), I also had along The Little Christmas Tree, by Mercer Mayer. And, by the time we finished our story and art, it was just about the little ones' turn to take to the stage.
Be sure to check out more story stretching art projects at A Mommy's Adventures.
It's great to be a homeschooler.