Tag: December

  • Nutcracker


    Information Storynory: A Christmas Nutcracker – Listen to the 28 minute story online, download the audio file provided on the page, or read it on your own. Librivox.org: Nutcracker and Mouse King – Download the audio file or listen to short segments told by Sandra Cullum. Archive.org: Nutcracker and Mouse-king – Read the story online or […]

  • Gingerbread Activities

    Gingerbread Activities

    History Wikipedia: Gingerbread House  – Gingerbread house history, modern times, Guinness World records, and Gingerbread houses. PBS: History Gingerbread – Article talks a bit about the history of ginger, and where the first gingerbread recipe came from and the inspiration to decorate gingerbread Fun Activities DLTK Site: Kidzone: Gingerbread Man Theme Unit – 5 Day Theme Unit and Resource List […]

  • A World To Discover: December Volume 2

    A World To Discover: December Volume 2

    Deer – Resources include: Sites and videos about deer, and how to draw them. Deer activity pages too. ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas – Resources include: Links to the poem, information about it, and activities that related to this classic poem. Pine Trees – Things you can do with pine cones, needles, bark, and resin. Videos and links. Christmas Stockings – Resources […]

  • Christmas Stockings

    Christmas Stockings

    Smithsonian: The Legend of the Christmas Stocking – The history behind the tradition of hanging stockings. Wikipedia: Christmas Stockings – The history of stockings and information about the world’s biggest Christmas stocking. Altogether Christmas: Christmas Stockings – An article about the legends behind Christmas stockings. First Palette: Paper Christmas Stocking – Instructions for craft. DLTK: […]

  • History of the Candy Cane

    History of the Candy Cane

    Why Christmas: Christmas Candy Canes – Brief information about candy canes. Spangler: Candy Cane History and Legends – Historical and religious information about candy canes. Wikipedia: Candy Cane – Origins of the candy cane/peppermint stick and the production of this holiday treat. Today I Found Out: The Origins of the Candy Cane – An article about the […]

  • ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas

    ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas

    Poetry Foundation: A Visit from St. Nicholas Poem by Clement Clark Moore Wikipedia: A Visit from St. Nicholas Information includes: The poem, plot, the history of the author and more. DLTK: ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas – Printable mini book. Messy Little Monster: Twas The Night Before Christmas Footprint Craft – Use your child’s footprint for […]

  • A World To Discover December Volume 1

    A World To Discover December Volume 1

    A.C. Gilbert – Resource page for A. C. Gilbert, the man who invented the erector set and other activities.Christmas/Holiday Cards – Family style holiday card making ideas on a budget. Links and videos.Homemade Pet Treats and Toys – Treat and toy ideas for dogs, cats, hamsters, gerbils and rabbits.Silent Night– Resources for the song Silent Night. Includes links and videos.Charles […]

  • Snowflake Math

    Snowflake Math

    Snowflake math naturally includes geometry, symmetry, patterns, angles, basic shapes, and fractals. SYMMETRY   Scientific America: Why are snowflakes symmetrical? – This is where science and math come together! Read about the science behind the symmetry of snowflakes. Symmetry of Snowflakes offers another explanation of how a snowflake is formed. Bridges in Mathematics: Snowflake Symmetry – This site offers a video link that […]

  • 3-D Ornaments

    3-D Ornaments

        When it comes to learning math, we enjoy exploring it in fun and challenging ways and do our best to turn simple items into cool, useful things. Making 3-D ornaments from paper and/or recycled cardboard is a great way to do this.3-D Geometric Shapes3-D Geometric shapes make really nice tree ornaments. When I […]

  • Reindeer Games and Activities

    Reindeer Games and Activities

    Reindeer Games on FranW.com Reindeer/Caribou Are you interested in learning about reindeer a.k.a caribou? Click on this link and learn about these beautiful creatures, make a diorama with the information learned about them, play some games and watch a short video of them in action! Spark of the Day: Santa’s Reindeer Santa is taking applications so […]

  • Word Games – December

    Word Games – December

    I hear a lot parents say that they would like to use a more relaxed approach when it comes to educating their kids, and the month of December is a great time to begin doing that. With all the festive things to do around town and fun activities being offered on-line, there are a lot […]

  • December Activities

    December Activities

    Every month we make a list of the things we want to do, make and learn. Some things are done as a family, some are done individually. Since there are so many things to do this month, and so many events, we will do our best to get as much in as we can, as […]