Tag: December

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 […]

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 – […]

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 – […]

‘Twas The Night Before Christmas

Poetry Foundation: A Visit from St. NicholasPoem by Clement Clark MooreWikipedia: A Visit from St. NicholasInformation includes: The poem, plot, the history of the author and more.Activity Village: ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas – Printable poem. DLTK: ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas – Printable mini book.Messy Little Monster: Twas The Night […]

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 […]

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 […]

3-D Ornaments

3-D Ornaments by Fran W 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 […]

Reindeer Games and Activities

Diorama from Reindeer/Caribou Reindeer Games on Funschooling & Recreational Learning 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 […]

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 […]

Christmas/Holiday House

Turn a recycled milk or juice carton into a Christmas or seasonally themed house!To make one you will need:A clean 1/2 gallon carton (milk, juice, tea, etc.), construction paper, scissors, Christmas or winter themed stickers, glue, and markers Optional: Craft knife, yellow tissue paper, glow stick or battery powered candle, old magazines, clip-art, […]