This is for those who teach in Christian preschool programs
This is one I’ve been intending to post for a while and I am glad I’m finally getting around to it. I currently teach in public school Pre-K, so this picture is from my Christian school days.
To make this advent calendar, or Christmas count-down, print the two pages and attach to a 12×18 inch sheet of construction paper. I didn’t write the poem, but it’s one that has circulated through preschool classrooms for years until no one knows where it came from.
Have the children make a nativity scene on the poem page. I have done this different ways. I’ve had them just draw pictures of Mary, Joseph, baby Jesus, and the stable animals. I’ve also had them stamp the pictures using a set of Nativity stamps. Make a stable by gluing 4 wooden craft sticks on the paper.
Children will take the calendar home and color a star each night with their families (the directions are in the poem).
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