Our art making space has been transformed into a hub for creativity and early literacy development – a Christmas Card Making Station!
It was simple to assemble. I started by hanging our 12 Days of Christmas garland for a touch of festive cheer and added two word prompt cards to engage Immy with having a go at writing in her homemade cards – the first hosts the words ‘To’ and ‘From’ and on the second the words ‘Merry Christmas.’
I gathered together a collection of card making supplies, including;
- Pre-folded, blank cardstock cards
- Christmas stickers
- Sheets of Christmas scrapbooking paper
- Pre-cut, metallic Christmas shapes
- Christmas stamps and stamp pad
And added felt tipped markers, pens, a glue stick and decorative scissors. The markers, scissors and blank cards are all displayed in recycled containers (from cream of tartar and butter) that I wrapped in strips of scrapbooking paper.
Finally, I scanned Immy’s kindy class photo and made name cards with a head shot of each of the children in her class as an aid for having a go at writing their names (as you can see, I have obscured the head shots here to preserve the children’s privacy).
Christmas is such a wonderful time for promoting both creativity and literacy in authentic, naturally occurring ways.