Christmas Craft Morning!

We had a morning full of Christmas fun the other day!
It's been years since we last set up a Christmas craft day. Although it's a lot of prep work (you definitely need to be organized!) the morning ran so smoothly and the students loved it!
There were 5 Christmas craft centres we set up around the room and a snack centre set up in the hallway. Many thanks to the parent helpers for your assistance in making this morning such a success!

Come take a look at our Christmas craft morning!
You can click HERE to visit my Instagram page and see a video walk through of all of these centres! Click the "Xmas Craft Day" highlights.
Our students were placed into six groups (we colour coded their groups and gave them labels to make things easy) and rotated. Each centre lasted 20 minutes so the entire craft morning took 2 hours to complete. Out in the large hallway, we wrote each student's name on a large piece of painting paper. This was used as their personal drying mat. So when they finished a craft, students walked their craft down the hall and placed it on their drying mat. So much easier than sorting all of these crafts at the end of the day!
We also prepped a Christmas colouring book for students to colour should they finish their craft early. The colouring pages are a FREE download from Rainbow Sprinkle Studio.

Christmas Cookie Snack Centre
Out in the hallway we set up small bistro tables for students to sit with their friends and have snack. We had parent helpers hand out a peanut/nut-free cookie and a glass of chocolate milk as well as read 'Twas the Night Before Christmas story.

Elf Hat
Students made an elf hat! We had strips of green Bristol board cut up already, as well as ears cut, and students cut the top hat portion and then decorated it!

Nativity Ornament
My teaching partner, Ms. Frois, made this ornament with her class last year and they were a hit so we added them to our craft morning! We used Mack Tack from Dollarama to affix the tissue paper squares. The manger made out of Popsicle sticks was already prepped for students. I found a template for the silhouette on Cricut Design Space.

Rudolph Reindeer Bag
We made these Rudolph reindeer bags using large brown paper bags. Students cut out the eyes (which were pre-traced using bottle caps) and glued and decorated the bag. At the end of the day, once all of the crafts were dry, everything went inside this bag and we folded and stapled the top to send home! Easy peasy!

We pre-cut the hole for the wreath in these paper plates. Students painted glue on the plate and affixed small green tissue paper squares and red and green pom poms. Then the parent helper traced the student's hands and cut them out.

Nativity Card
My first year teaching, my teaching partner at the time, Ms. Alves (who is still a very good friend of mine!) created this beautiful Nativity card for the students to make for their families. Students coloured the pictures and then cut and assembled the card.
Note: This was probably the activity that took the longest to complete as some students spent much time colouring. You may wish to have the pages coloured ahead of time.

I've had so many requests to make this card a FREE download!
Click below for your copy!

Are you preparing for a Christmas craft day? I'd love to hear what crafts you make also! Let me know in the comments below!

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