Christmas Fun and a Penguin freebie!

Merry Christmas everyone! (Yes, I know I am a few days late, but keep reading and you will see why!)
We *FINALLY* finished for the holidays this past Friday and then before I knew it, Christmas was here!  I thought I would like finishing so late because it would give me a nice break in January.....well, ask me in January!  All I can say right now is I.AM.EXHAUSTED!

Sorry that I am posting this WAY after we did this (which was mid-December) but our Christmas crafts came out so cute!

This is the Rudolph bag.  We put all of our crafts inside of it to carry home.

This is our popsicle stick ornament.  Thank goodness that I had some Grade 8 helpers - we needed the glue gun to hold it all together!

This is our Christmas card.  It was so easy to make and looked beautiful!

This picture is hard to see - sorry!  It is our 5 Little Snowmen ornament we made using our hand!
So cute!

This is the poem and the saying (on the back) that we attached to each snowman ornament.  My teaching partner, Ms. Angelucci, found this craft and I LOVED it!  So did the parents!

Thank goodness it`s the winter break!
I think we all need (and deserve) a little time with our family and ourselves!
But before we know it (`cause this happens every year!) January will be here and that means...snowmen and penguins and mittens...oh, my!
So I`m getting ready for our penguin unit and thought I would share this little freebie that I made.

Click on the picture to download.

Please leave me a comment if you do download`s nice to hear what you all have to say!

One more (* very important*) thing...
I have been awarded the Sunshine Award 2011 by my sweet (*Canadian*) blogger friend, Anita, at
Mrs. Bremer`s Kindergarten
Thank you Anita!  Be sure to stop by and visit her blog for some fabulous ideas!

Thanks for following my blog...happy holidays!


  1. Hope you get some much needed rest! (lovin' that reindeer bag craft! =)
    First Grade Blue SKies

  2. Thanks for sharing, we are working on a penguin unit next month. I will post with a link when I use it. Thanks again.

  3. I love the bow tied pasta idea! I have LOTS of penguin and snowmen *freebies* if you want to come check them out! Thank you for your *freebie*!

    Heather's Heart

  4. Thanks for sharing your Dec. ideas, will file several away for next year. Love the penguin sight word practice...thanks for sharing!

  5. I know my kiddos will enjoy the Penguin Parade Game! What a fun way to reinforce sight words! Thanks...enjoy your break!

  6. I love the penguin freebie! Thanks so much - I know my first graders will love it as a center! I hope you find some time to relax. It's SO very important to go back refreshed =) Thanks again!

  7. The penguins are adorable. Where did you find the nativity pattern?

  8. Hi Lori,
    The Nativity Pattern is from Carson Dellosa. It's in an old pattern book that I have from that company. We just turned it into a manger Christmas card. Enjoy the break!

  9. thank you for the penguin sight word is perfect for my penguin unit.
    Enjoy your Christmas Break!

  10. thank you for the sight word game

  11. Great ideas! Loved the Christmas cards and thanks so much for the sight word game. I know the kids will love it!

  12. Super cute! Thanks for sharing, I really appreciate it.

  13. Always looking for fun ways to practice sight words! Thanks for the penguin game! (from Georgia where it almost never snows)

  14. Thanks for sharing! I just stumbled across your blog, I'm your newest follower :)

    Color Me Kinder

  15. Oh how cute. I will use this with kinder in January. I'm actually the teacher librarian ... but there are loads of fun penguin books and this fits right in!

  16. PS I'll send the kinder teachers your way as well. I keep commenting posting under my personal account. Should be under my teaching blog account. Oh well.

  17. Thanks for downloading pics... always good to plan for next year!

  18. I just downloaded the Penguin Parade game. I love it! I plan to use it as a literacy station with my penguin unit. Thank you!

  19. Thanks for the penguin game!

  20. The penguin game is adorable! Thanks so much for sharing! :-)

  21. Thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas....I wish that
    I had found this at the first of January. I will be using this
    next year.


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