Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Busy little Elves

We had a fun morning planned around elves.

We read the book How Santa Got His Job by Stephen Krensky.  It's a great book and if you've never read it, I highly recommend it.  I love all of his books.  After reading the story I had the boys fill out an elf application.  They had to fill in their name, birthday, age, answer a few questions, and get fingerprinted; it was really cute. 

 We made their own elves to go with it.  We used a glyph to help us decide how to decorate each elf. Ian chose to make his mittens two colors since the glyph said to color mittens red if you like warm weather and green if you like cold weather and he likes both.  He did the same with his shoes since he likes sledding and making snowmen.  They really enjoyed this project and I love how they came out.

 I also worked on Santa's Slip Up: The Elf Awards with Ian and Alec.  It's a great logic/ problem solving activity we worked on altogether.  The boys enjoyed it and I hope to find more exercises like this one.  Using the clues provided we have to figure out which elf was supposed to get which award.  While we did that Evan did a holiday dot- to- dot page. 


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