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    Default What do you have planned for now and the time leading up to Christmas

    Sorry I said the ''C'' word lol

    The kiddies before half term have started to talk about Christmas and what are we going to be doing ''Ali''

    I have only after schoolers so time is limited a bit in the evenings but have my planner all ready and a lot of the crafts already cut out.

    Tonight we make a start on our calendars. Then we are going to make / do up until we finish on 20th Dec Lanterns,crackers,angels,party hats, Hamma bead designs for the tree,cards,cube to hang on the tree with a photo in,christmas wreath with holly, bell made out of a yogurt pot, shrink paper gingerbread man, paper chains,another wreath but small made with bells and a pipe cleaner and a polystrene ball decorated with plastic pins.

    Think that will do for now

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    Sounds like that's you sorted until Christmas now!
    Some good ideas there

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    Don't forget about topics like Remembrance next weekend and Diwali and Hanukkah especially with school age children.


    Remembrance Day 2012 - Poppy Day

    DIWALI 2012 - Indian Festival of Lights


    What Is Hanukkah - About Chanukkah

    In fact here is a web site with special days for the whole year that might be helpful for planning

    December 2011 Special Days in the UK
    Last edited by rickysmiths; 06-11-2012 at 10:52 AM.

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    Just ordered some calendar blanks so trying to think of a good simple idea that the Lo's can have some input in rather than just a photo. Might do handprints and let them go mad with the glitter!

    Also tree decorations, making some glass painted jars for Diwali, paper plate poppies and any other ideas I can pinch off this thread!

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    I'm not starting until Dec as we are doing Armist Day this week and Diwali and talking about light and dark, animals that hibernate and nocturnal animals.

    Then in Dec I will start Christmas
    Paula

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickysmiths View Post
    Don't forget about topics like Remembrance next weekend and Diwali and Hanukkah especially with school age children.


    Remembrance Day 2012 - Poppy Day

    DIWALI 2012 - Indian Festival of Lights


    What Is Hanukkah - About Chanukkah

    In fact here is a web site with special days for the whole year that might be helpful for planning

    December 2011 Special Days in the UK


    Thanks for the links their fab
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    I'm keeping Xmas crafts until December I don't want to think about it yet as the thought of Xmas shopping is giving me heart palpitations .

    We've done some Poppy's today and will do some more tomorrow. 1 mindees mums birthday soon so card to make, Diwali next week.

    Looks like you've got it all planned out..well done
    Time Out.. The perfect time for thinking about what you're going to destroy next.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickysmiths View Post
    Don't forget about topics like Remembrance next weekend and Diwali and Hanukkah especially with school age children.


    Remembrance Day 2012 - Poppy Day

    DIWALI 2012 - Indian Festival of Lights


    What Is Hanukkah - About Chanukkah

    In fact here is a web site with special days for the whole year that might be helpful for planning

    December 2011 Special Days in the UK
    Thanks for the links and I have not forgotten about these special days but I have found over the past 11 years and still I am finding that the children that are in school do not want to cover these after school because they have covered them in school, especially the KS2 children(currently care for 6 ks2 1 ks1). If they do show an interest on a special day they are covering in school then I will ask them if they want to carry on with the day and will plan some activities for them to do together here.

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    Like RS, we have been doing Bonfire Night and Remembrance Sunday this week, then Diwali and Children in need next week. Last week in November is Road Safety Week (I think). So we won't start Christmas crafts until the first week in December, but I do know what you mean about running out of time to get everything finished.

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    I am doing wooden christmas which the children will decorate. I did calenders last year and will probly do them again. i do extras for the grandparents. Mine are mad about sticking so will do lots.

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    I've got 24 bauble shapes for them to decorate. These will hang up and act as a advent calender, removing one each day. 3d decoration shapes to decorate, Xmas tree pine cones. We are also make a large cardboard tree and making decoration to put on it. Hopefully this will keep them away from my own one! Snow shakers, cards and lots of glitter and sticking. All after poppy day and diwali. My daughter is drawing portraits for the newbies as a special gift from me. These have gone down well in the past.

 

 

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