This cereal box Nativity is a great classroom project that doesn’t take an extraordinary amount of preparation. This project is made by cutting a cereal box and painting the inside of it. The Nativity figures are free images that can be printed from the FREE-N-FUN Christmas site. I’ve included instructions on how to resize the images to fit the cereal box. You’ll find the instructions to make this “Cereal Box Creche” under the 4th Grade category in the sidebar. Click on the photo for a larger image.
After the students do this project, it can be used as a Christmas card or as a wall hanging. So many art classes are limited to an hour or less, so patterns and directions are welcomed by the busy classroom teacher. Although this is a very simple to make project, the results will make the kids proud of their efforts. You’ll find the patterns and instructions for this project, “Trim the Tree,” under the 2nd Grade Category in the sidebar. For a larger image, click on the photo.
You know that from now until Christmas the kids are going to ask, many times, “How many days ‘til Christmas?” Help them make a countdown calendar like this one so they can see how many days are left. The star is the pointer that, on the 25th of December, shines down on the Baby Jesus. You’ll find the directions and patterns for this “Follow the Star Countdown” under the 1st Grade Category in the sidebar. Click on the image for a closer view.
You can almost feel the cold depicted in this blustery winter scene. The wispy clouds continue to spread their snowflakes, even as they appear to be slowly moving away. At first, it appears the picture is of a distant field, until ……. For the instructions for this painted snowman project, look for “Toasty Snowman,” under the Christmas category in the sidebar.
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Baby’s love their blankies, so we’re making a blanket to give to the baby Jesus. The kids will have lots of fun designing a blanket for Jesus and then tucking Jesus inside. There are patterns included for both the blanket (no designs in the blanket) and the baby. Click on the photo to the left for a larger image.
Any class could do this project, “A Blanket for Baby Jesus,” so I’m putting it under the Christmas category in the sidebar.
Making Christmas ornaments for the family Christmas tree is an activity that, for many families, has become a tradition. This little Baby Jesus ornament is easy to make using cardstock and a glitter chenille strip. The faces on the ornaments are blank so the kids can draw in Baby Jesus’ face. You might want to give each child two copies of the ornament so they can make one Jesus, sleeping and another one of Jesus awake. You’ll find the pattern and instructions for this “Baby Jesus Ornament” under the 4th Grade Category in the sidebar.
We all know how much fun it is to believe in Santa Claus, looking forward to his coming to our house and his leaving gifts. But, we also want our children to understand the deeper meaning of the Christmas holiday. In this project we’re hoping to help the children find Jesus, and the Holy Family, in the eyes of Santa. You’ll find this project called, “Finding Christmas,” under the 3rd grade category in the sidebar. Click on the image to see a larger picture of the project.
If you are looking for a easy and inexpensive turkey project for the kids to make before Thanksgiving, maybe this Simple Turkey is that project.Although I used burlap for the body, consider using pieces of print fabric or construction paper instead. I used greeting cards for the feathers because I wanted the paper stiff enough to hold its shape and colorful, but not all one color. For the instructions to make this turkey, find the directions for “Simple Turkey” under the Thanksgiving category in the sidebar.