Early in December, our playgroup had a Christmas themed playdate. I was in charge of snacks. We had popcorn snowmen and grinch/Santa hat fruit kabobs.
While the kids ate, Jenna read a story about the First Christmas. The book had beautiful Thomas Kinkade pictures, so the kiddos seemed to be really interested.
Jaden and Cody were in a bit of a clingy mood, so I got some cuddle time with my boys during the story.
Samie planned an ornament craft. The kids first covered their paper plates with glue. I think this was the favorite step for everyone!
Then they placed tissue paper circles on top. (A big thank you goes to Samie's wonderful hubby for cutting out ALL of these circles for us!)
Here are a couple of the beautiful finished products by Micah and Abbie.
Where were Cody and Jaden during this craft time? Well, these vehicle-loving twins could NOT be torn away from all the fun new trucks at Jenna's house, so they had some private playtime! Instead, we took the craft materials home, and the boys made their ornaments later. It worked!
We ended with a few games that Jenna planned. First, Jenna taught the kids how to be small, medium, and tall-sized Christmas trees.
Then, at her direction, the kids had to act out whether the tree was small, medium, or BIG. Can you guess which kind Kenzie, Abbie, Ryder, and Micah are acting out below?
For the last game, the kids tried to toss a small unbreakable ornament into the Santa hat. I was impressed with how well the kiddos waited for their turn on this game.
I think they all took at least 2 turns each before moving onto free-playtime. Even Jaden and Cody (below) took a couple turns with this game.
It was a fun day to get into the Christmas spirit with our friends!