A Wishful Christmas Stocking
Toy catalogs and circulars are in abundance during the holiday season. Invite the children to cut out pictures of products to make a wish list Christmas stocking. Along with using their thinking skills, young children can also practice scissor skills, which is important during the preschool years.
- Poster board
- Cotton balls
- Holiday decors
- Toy pictures
1. Provide each child with a stocking shape cut from poster board, the color of your choice.
2. Show your students how to glue cotton balls to the top for a fuzzy stocking. Add beads or other small holiday decors if you wish.
3. Invite the children to cut pictures from toy catalogs or old magazines. Let them glue these toys onto their wish list stocking overlapping pictures, collage style.
4. Send this craft home early as a guide for parents to understand their child’s wants for holiday gifts.
Use Christmas crafting to bring the holiday spirit to your classroom. It’s also a fun way to teach developmental skills with the shapes and themes of the season. Before school lets out for Christmas vacation, send home your students’ crafts to become memorable keepsakes for the families.