The winter workshop took place in the middle of November, before Thanksgiving, so that we could cover some Thanksgiving crafts apart from Christmassy and winter activities.
The workshop aimed to help mums with winter fun ideas, whose kids are about 2-3 years old, but 4-5 year-old children would find them enjoyable too.
There were 4 major topics that we covered (and this time we managed to cover them all)
- Santa/ St. Nicholas
I’m not writing about the details only the ideas I shared. if you have any questions about the activities please do not hesitate to contact me either in the comment section or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This time I got some photos from the mums taking part in the workshop. Thanks!
- Santa’s hat out of popsicle sticks
I made this free printable so just click and print it. Colour it with your child if you wish and glue a cotton bal on Santa’s beard every day until Christmas. As we celebrate on Christmas Eve there are only 23 places to stick the cotton balls on.
(I can’t find what we made so I have no picture of it. Here is a photo of the original source I’d found the idea at and you can go and have a look at it if you click on the link above)
- Paper plate Christmas door wreath
Originally I planned it with pompoms but we prepared it with pasta. I would have gone for a red base but E.’s choice was orange.
I prepared this colour matching activity that you can download on the link above. You just need some coloured buttons, pom poms or M&Ms to place on the printed buttons of the Gingerbread men. A simple colour matching task.
The last figure is left empty to draw coloured buttons of your child’s choice or use it as a play dough mat if you want to take further on this activity.
Other winter crafts
- Cotton pad snowman
- Decorating mittens
(We did mot finally make this activity but here is the link where you can see the details)
- Popsicle snowflake