Apple crisp and applesauce!
We also talk about animals that hibernate and learn about hibernation.
The older kids work on learning about the Pilgrims this year we have been using Dayspring Christian Academy
and that has been an amazing resource for the older boys, they have learned so much about the complete history of the Pilgrim Story.
Last year we made Pilgrim books, the kids had to fill in the blanks with the answers, color, cut and assemble their books on Pilgrims.
We read Thanksgiving stories,
talk about what we are thankful for, make fun Thanksgiving books all while learning about the Thanksgiving story.
We have different Thanksgiving work books and activity pages for the older kids to do. In those pages we practice all kinds of skills like nouns, geography, math, and more.
Printable Thanksgiving Resources
During the month of December our homeschool slows down and we spend time learning about different Christmas celebrations from around the world
, and we do an in depth study of the birth of Jesus. Because we have chosen to homeschool year round we have the ability to take a longer break during Christmas which is something everyone enjoys!
We use our DIY Counters with ornaments to practice counting.
Something fun to do on a cold winter day during break use tacks and sequence to make a foam Christmas Tree.
Playing with garland from our Christmas Sensory Bin is always a favorite as well.
Here is one of our simple Christmas bins
the boys had to explore last year.
Ornaments in a tub
with a scoop and bowls to scoop them into was a simple but much loved sensory bin!
Ethan has a big love for cutting, keeping a cutting sensory bin
out during Christmas break is always a fun thing to do. As break goes on I add different things to the bin.
Another fun activity that the kids have really enjoyed is a "gift wrapping station"
we used wooden blocks as our "presents" have smaller pieces of wrapping paper pre cut and sitting out, last year Ethanf still needed help with the tape but this year he won't need help with that either.
Of course enjoying all the new presents is always fun to!
Christmas break also means everyone gets more computer time then they are usually allowed...
Spending the afternoon coloring in coloring books is a simple pleasure!!
Printable Christmas Resources
Here is one last picture to leave you with a smile. One year for Christmas Dustin accidentally opened Serena's gift which was a barbie doll, he seemed pretty happy by the gift...
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