Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Christmas in July Linky Party!

Christmas in July!  

I love Christmas! I love giving presents! I love books! AND most of all I love that I get to combine these three things in JULY!  This month I participated in a Christmas in July book exchange. This lovely little activity was put together by Randee at How About Them Apples?, Nicole at First Grade OWLS, and Jackie at Here We Go Loopty Loo.  We had to choose a children's book and come up with some activities to go with the it.  I chose to send out the wonderful book "The Party for Papa Luis" by by Diane Gonzales Bertrand and Alejandro Galindo
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The activities that I share with my new friend, Rebecca, from Create, Teach, Share , were all about fun crafts that you can do with your students as you prepare for a Cinco de Mayo Fiesta or other Mexican Fiesta!

One of my favorite decorations at ANY fiesta is Papel Picado. I found this easy link on making Papel Picado


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My all time favorite activity that I shared with Rebecca is the Mini Sombreros craft from Kaboose! I used just plain white cups and let the kids color them, instead of doing all of the painting! I did this activity with 40 kids...yes, I know...40...and they LOVED it! I loved it!  

 Enjoy Friends! I think that being able to share different cultures in the classroom is such a priceless gift!
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3 comments:

  1. So cute! Love the sombrero ^_^

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  2. When I was an aide, the art teacher in my school had the kids make papel picado and it looked SO GOOD! She strung them across the hall and it was beautiful! Thanks for the great ideas and the reminder about a great art project. :)

    Marvelosu Multiagers!

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