Funschooling December 2018 Week 1

These activities are for the week of December 1-8,
but can be enjoyed any time of the season!

This calendar was inspired by the activities and suggestions offered on Still Learning Something New's December Special Days Calendar.

December 1:

🎄Christmas Tree Week Begins - Learn about the history of the Christmas tree and do some fun activities. Make a tree shaped countdown calendar too!

🍪Cookie Cutter Week Begins - The videos in the playlist included in the link provided contain information about: How cookie cutters are made and how to make some of your own. Use them to make holiday decorations, cookies, stamps, or a matching game. Trace around a cookie cutter and fill in the out line in a serious or fun way. Parents has a few other interesting ways they can be used.

December 2:

Recipe Greetings for the Holidays Week Begins - Make your own Christmas/Holiday cards and put a favorite recipe in each one. The Spruce Crafts offers a few printable recipe cards that can help to inspire your own or to make life a little easier.

December 3: Make a Gift Day - The video playlist included in this link offers inexpensive and easy to make gift ideas. Don't forget to make your own pet gifts and gift bags too!

December 4: 

Cookie Day -  Taste of Home has a variety of Holiday Cookie Recipes you can try.

Santa’s List Day - Be A Secret Santa! Make a list of the people and places you can help this holiday season in some special way. Think of family members, neighbors, and others that may need a helping hand or show someone that someone cares about them.

Give to a food pantry or volunteer your time.

December 5: 

Bubble Gum Day - Purchase a few different brands of bubble gum and have some fun with the activities in this post.

December 6:

St. Nicholas Day -  Learn about St. Nicholas with the video provided in the link. Make a Santa Claus Craft and learn more about Santa.

December 7:

Letter Writing Day -  Send a letter to the troops or to someone you love. Write a letter to Santa or to a company to tell them how much you enjoyed one of their products. The Spruce Crafts has festive holiday paper you can print out. Print This Today has Winter Themed Writing Paper available to print.

December 8: 

First Greeting Card printed 1843 - Have a card making session. Use the ideas in this post as inspiration.

Pretend to be a Time Traveler Day - What would it be like to go back in time to another Christmas or winter? What time would you visit, who and what what you bring with you?

Write, draw, or record your story.

Winter Flowers Day -  Find out what flowers bloom in Winter. Some plants can be purchased this time of year such as a Poinsettia. Purchase one to enjoy and take care of during the season and beyond. Purchase an Amaryllis or paperwhite bulb to grow and enjoy in the house.

Article: 12 Flowers That'll Bloom Even In The Dead Of Winter

December Activities on Funschooling

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