Holiday Giving in Kindergarten
For our parent gift, we made M&M Cookies in a jar. Easy, fun, and will hopefully inspire some family baking. (Note - the recipe I linked to is NOT the one we used, but it looks really good. Ours came from a fellow teacher, and I don't have it here with me as I'm writing.)
Christmas Mouse for our 3rd grade Reading Buddies. Can I just tell you how much I love this project!? It's independent, fun, and always looks cute. We discovered that if you're short on time, hot gluing on the eyes and nose is the way to go.
As we crafted, wrote, and prepared for others, the kids were very excited and talked about how surprised their parents and Reading Buddies were going to be. I think it's important to have children be part of the giving process. Let them help to select presents, wrap gifts, and deliver special treats to others. Enjoy the spirit of giving!