This group of toddlers had a fantastic time this morning talking about Winter Holidays. We started with a gift wrapping station. They wrapped up a gift for mom and dad at home. I love teaching kids how to use tape. They get such a kick out of sticking the tape all over the wrapping paper.
We talked about how the New Year means that the Earth has gone around the Sun one whole time. I made these cut little spinning toys and the kids rotated the earth and then yelled, "Happy New Year!". We wore hats, blew blowers, and even shot out silly string.
We had a little Santa's Workshop happening with the building toys in the basement and the cardboard house that we worked on coloring on the main floor.
We practiced the letter J by coloring and reading our J book.