Homeschool Syllabus: Christmas

It's been awhile since I've done a post on our homeschool trays. Truthfully, this is the first time in awhile I've put together new ones; Big Buddies math and reading curriculums have been consuming a large portion of mine (and his) time/energy. The younger kids, however, enjoy doing tray work so I frequently pull out old activities and I just couldn't resist the urge to add to last year's Christmas "syllabus".  

card making with stamps and glitter glue pens
skills practiced: creativity, fine motor, writing, expressing thought

christmas tree addition and subtraction (#'s 3-10)
skills practiced: addition and subtraction, sorting
*this is a game we made to reinforce what big buddy has been learning
in his math curriculum. you can print the cards off here

spooning different size jingle bells 
skills practiced: fine motor, sizes, sorting

lining pinecones up by size
skills practiced: seriation/ordering, comparing

classifying colored christmas lights
skills practiced: fine motor, classifying, colors
*christmas lights are foam stickers purchased from michael's 

sorting & tweezing christmas gifts
skills practiced: sorting, fine motor
*christmas gifts are foam stickers purchased from michael's, the sorting
tray is from dollar tree

pattern building with cranberries and popcorn
skills practiced: sequencing, patterning, one-to-one correspondence

weighing christmas objects with cranberries
skills practiced: measurement, rational counting, comparing

tweezing buttons in to numbered gingerbread man tray
skills practiced: numeral recognition, rational counting, fine motor 

These trays are created for my children and a little girl I babysit. Their ages range from almost two to five; hence, there is a wide variation in skill level. I have, however, found that the older children enjoy some of the easier trays and that the younger children, while they may not understand everything, find it quite fun to mimic the older. 

P.S. Check out our homeschool page for more theme units and educational ideas. 

2 comments:

  1. i love the popcorn cranberry pattern tray but they are all wonderful i hope you will consider adding this post to Look What We Did. Savannah www.lookwhatwedid-homeschool.blogspot.com

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