Ornaments Galore!

I love Christmas in the classroom. We have so much fun making the room feel wintery and cozy. One thing that I love doing the most is our ornament day! Kindergarten dedicates a very special day to making ornaments for our parents. This is a great way for us to give something back to our parents and say thank you for all that they do for us, and besides, the kids LOVE giving something to their parents that they got to make.

So as some of you may know my classroom resides in a pod system. So I have three other teachers that surround me. So what we decided to do was have an ornament rotation. In the years past I have taken on the task of ornament day with the help of a few parents and did my own little version of rotations in my own little corner. This year... I decided to spread the love. Each teacher was responsible for doing a particular ornament. *I have a video that I have linked down below with my favorites.
Puzzel Picture Frame



A twist to the can cane
Button Snowflake

So we decided on which ornaments we were doing as a group and took it from there. This year I think I got off a little easy. I decided to take on this beautiful snowflake ornament made from clothespins. Yes, the work up front was crazy, but the time with the kiddos went so smooth. As kids finished up I would direct their attention to Rudolph playing on the tv while the other kids were finishing. Be sure to plan for those kids that are early finishers.

Clothespin Snowflake


Reindeer


Paint stick Snowman
Cinnamon Applesauce Gingerbread Man

We decided to rotate every 20 minutes plus the transition time. This worked out really well. Check out the step up that the teachers had before the transition.







 If you are interested in learning how I made these ornament plus a few others that I have loved over the years I am embedding the video that I have made ;) Enjoy! Let me know which ornament is your favorite or even one that you do in the classroom!


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