EduPod
19:3

My Special Christmas Tree

Domain:

Read the book "The Littlest Christmas Tree" by R. A. Herman, discuss how holidays (such asChristmas) are unique and special, and they will create their own Christmas tree.

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  • Learning Foundation:

    Theme:

    Special Events

  • Song:

    It’s Great to Be Me

  • Activity:

    My Special Christmas Tree

Materials:

  • The Littlest Christmas Tree by R. A. Herman
  • Construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Markers
  • Pre-cut shapes (if needed)
  • Glitter or other decorating items
  • Dolfi Puppet
  • Song “It’s Great to Be Me”
  • Activity tuneTOON® and tuneTOON®

Goals:

  • To compare their characteristics with others.
  • To display confidence in their unique abilities and characteristics.

Beginning:

  • Introduce the Dolfi puppet. Sing “It’s Great to Be Me.” Refer to the song
  • lyrics as you sing. Repeat the song with movements and encourage the children to imitate you.
  • Say, “Today we’re going to read the book called The Littlest Christmas Tree. The person who wrote this book is R.A. Herman. What do you see on the cover? Do you know what this family is doing?” Listen to and acknowledge the children’s observations.
  • Say, “When celebrating Christmas, families may decorate a Christmas tree. Let’s read the story and learn more about this fun holiday tradition.”
  • Read the story. Pause to discuss examples of special Christmas traditions.
  • Tell the children they are going to make a picture of a Christmas tree using different size triangles either by cutting their own shapes or using pre-cut triangles (depending on the interest and abilities of children). Emphasize that there are different triangle sizes that are used to create the shape of the tree.
  • Give each child the materials needed to complete the project.

Middle:

  • Encourage the children to use markers, glitter or other items to decorate their Christmas trees. Ask the children what special traditions they have in their families to celebrate holidays.
  • Discuss how most families have holiday traditions, some are different and some are the same, and that we can have fun learning about other families’ traditions.

End:

  • Tell the children to share their Christmas trees and discuss their own family traditions with their families. Sing, “It’s Great to Be Me,” as the children wash their hands and walk to the next activity in the classroom’s daily routine.

Extend:

  • Bring a Christmas tree into the classroom for the children to decorate together. Have children make ornaments or use pictures of the children as ornaments.
  • During circle time, share more about Christmas traditions, and have children draw about their own experiences.
  • Introduce the children to Christmas traditions around the world. Make a collage of children’s pictures from home of their traditions.
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EduPod 19:3

My Special Christmas Tree

Domain:

Learning Foundation:

Theme: Special Events

Song: It’s Great to Be Me

Read the book "The Littlest Christmas Tree" by R. A. Herman, discuss how holidays (such as Christmas) are unique and special, and they will create their own Christmas tree.

Materials

  • The Littlest Christmas Tree by R. A. Herman
  • Construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Markers
  • Pre-cut shapes (if needed)
  • Glitter or other decorating items
  • Dolfi Puppet
  • Song “It’s Great to Be Me”
  • Activity tuneTOON® and tuneTOON®

Desired Outcomes

  • To compare their characteristics with others.
  • To display confidence in their unique abilities and characteristics.

Beginning

  • Introduce the Dolfi puppet. Sing “It’s Great to Be Me.” Refer to the song
  • lyrics as you sing. Repeat the song with movements and encourage the children to imitate you.
  • Say, “Today we’re going to read the book called The Littlest Christmas Tree. The person who wrote this book is R.A. Herman. What do you see on the cover? Do you know what this family is doing?” Listen to and acknowledge the children’s observations.
  • Say, “When celebrating Christmas, families may decorate a Christmas tree. Let’s read the story and learn more about this fun holiday tradition.”
  • Read the story. Pause to discuss examples of special Christmas traditions.
  • Tell the children they are going to make a picture of a Christmas tree using different size triangles either by cutting their own shapes or using pre-cut triangles (depending on the interest and abilities of children). Emphasize that there are different triangle sizes that are used to create the shape of the tree.
  • Give each child the materials needed to complete the project.

Middle

  • Encourage the children to use markers, glitter or other items to decorate their Christmas trees. Ask the children what special traditions they have in their families to celebrate holidays.
  • Discuss how most families have holiday traditions, some are different and some are the same, and that we can have fun learning about other families’ traditions.

End

  • Tell the children to share their Christmas trees and discuss their own family traditions with their families. Sing, “It’s Great to Be Me,” as the children wash their hands and walk to the next activity in the classroom’s daily routine.

Extend

  • Bring a Christmas tree into the classroom for the children to decorate together. Have children make ornaments or use pictures of the children as ornaments.
  • During circle time, share more about Christmas traditions, and have children draw about their own experiences.
  • Introduce the children to Christmas traditions around the world. Make a collage of children’s pictures from home of their traditions.

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