Tuesday, 11 December 2018

A Mish-Mash of Winter, Part 1

Advent is one of my favourite, yet one of my busiest times of the year. I decided on a project that would encompass all sorts of interesting, cross-curricular themes that we could dip in and out of while we join in with birthdays (Nanny's and Panda Girl's) and Christmas parties with friends, and skirt around the builders building our new kitchen.

We made a Lapbook About Wolves.

Meerkat Sweets Jar, in Scandinavian style for our meerkat-loving neighbour.

Advent Colours

Pink - Joy
Purple -Repentance
White - Purity

We made boxes for each colour, using exact measurements for each net shape.

We made Scandinavian Christmas Decorations to hang in our neighbour's tree as a surprise


The kiddies learnt how to make Yummy Roast Potatoes cooked in goose fat, to accompany our chicken casserole.

Learning abou the Tradition of the Yule Log from its Viking origins - to its 12 Days of Christmas burning in the huge fires in medieval great halls - to its 12 hour burning when private chambers and smaller fireplaces became the norm during Tudor times, to its deline today when we just eat cake versions!

We decorated them as per medieval tradition and Aunty G is going to burn them for us in her huge fireplace!

A Lapbook About Russia