I haven't shared about the crafts and activities from the nature center for awhile. The first week in December we did 'evergreen trees'. We try to make the theme seasonal without being holiday oriented... this gets creative at times. We read these two books:
And made this easy paper craft:
It's just two pieces of paper cut into identical shapes of Christmas or evergreen trees. One pieces gets slit half way from the top down, the other slit half way from the bottom up. Decorate. Slide together.
Here they are on our kitchen table with the advent candle holder and the kids paper wreaths from the library hanging above.
I am neither writer nor photographer, so not the obvious choice for a blogger but I'm a mama with a need for a creative outlet. I have two lovelys, Bee (8) and Lou (6). I have recently gone back to full time teaching, enthusiastically teaching 3rd grade after having been home with my kiddos and happily teaching preschool. I am striving to find a balance between home and school thus this poor blog is neglected. I have a neglected etsy shop, I sew, craft, bake, and garden (or used to anyway) all to keep my sanity. I am a talented polly pocket dresser, bouncy ball behind the couch rescuer, and art apron tie-er. I run, bike, and climb trees. I'm a wanna be soap maker and some day marathon runner and chicken owner.