Sunday, December 5, 2010

Pine Trees and Poinsettias

We are getting into the holiday spirit this week and focusing on pine trees and poinsettias!

Crafts
Pipe Cleaner Pine Tree- we'll use pipe cleaners and beads to create a festive tree

Pine Cone Tree- the evergreen's cone will be transformed into a snowy tree

Poinsettias- we'll make a paper flower and another out of ribbon

Popsicle Stick Tree- this ornament is quick and easy to make using just popsicle sticks, glue and gems

Pasta Garland- Eva will string pasta to make a fancy garland for her little tree

Cooking
Snowy Pine Tree Pizza- we'll have a yummy pizza dinner one night this week

Activities
Outdoor Christmas Tree- the animals will be able to celebrate the holidays too when we get done decorating a tree in the woods for them

Conservatory Field Trip- while we are visiting the woods we'll stop by the park conservatory to check out the winter flowers, especially the poinsettias

Christmas Tree Magnets- Eva's Grammy found her a fun magnetic Christmas tree for her to decorate and redecorate as she chooses

Trimming the Tree- Eva has her own little tree that she will be able to decorate

Books
The Legend of the Poinsettia The Miracle of the First Poinsettia The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree: An Appalachian Story Why Christmas Trees Aren't Perfect A Wish to Be a Christmas Tree Legend of the Christmas Tree, The The Biggest Christmas Tree Ever The Littlest Christmas Tree: A Tale of Growing and Becoming A Firefly in a Fir Tree: A Carol for Mice The Crunchy, Munchy Christmas Tree: A Harry & Emily Adventure (Holiday House Reader) The Beautiful Christmas Tree Christmas Tree Memories Night Tree Tree of Cranes   [TREE OF CRANES NONE/E] [Hardcover] The Christmas Tree Ship 

2 comments:

  1. Thanks! It was our runner-up Christmas card picture last year.

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