Few of us have the time or luxury, of being able to do a craft “just because”…
- Just because it’s fun
- Just because the children will absolutely love it and be happily engaged
- Just because completed projects make an awesome display, which will instill pride and build self-esteem
-Just because it’s “hands-on”
, which I truly believe is the best way to learn.
And because of all those positive things, I wanted to design something “extra special” for the holiday season, that’s quick, easy and fun, as well as very educational
, to make even the Grinchiest of Bah Humbugs smile their approval.
Since many teachers dare to dally with a bit of craftiness during December, especially with their Christmas Around the World
geography lessons, I designed this set of “Around the World” ornaments
Each ornament features the country’s flag, a map
of the country, as well as a sweet graphic, which people readily identify as being symbolic
of that country. i.e. The Eiffel Tower for France.
You decide how you want to make
each country’s 3-part ornament as well. Check the PREVIEW
How you use
the ornaments is also up to you.
- As a whole group
Do that country’s ornament as a culminating lesson when you’ve finished studying about it.
Easy-peasy: No more thinking about what craft to match up to the various countries, buying materials & then spending hours prepping.
These are “print & go”
, plus, once you’ve explained the directions the first time, you no longer need to spend time doing that again. Another country—a new ornament.
Children feel empowered
by the consistency, and can get right down to business; plus, they enjoy collecting them, much like they would a souvenir ornament from that county.
The beauty of even the 3D ornament, is that they fold down flat
, and can easily be tucked into students’ “Around the World”
Each student can make the ornament that matches their “Country Report”. After they’ve finished their presentation, have them add their ornament to your classroom tree, or attach to a pine garland you’ve displayed as a border in the hall.
This is the SECOND packet in the series of 3
, and contains the following countries:
* Norway &
Besides the black & white patterns for students, I’ve also included full-color templates, so that you can quickly & easily make an example to share, to help explain what you want students to do.
You can hang your set from the ceiling. They look wonderful swirling & twirling as you “study abroad”.
There are 3 ornament packets. This is the 2nd in the series, but you can buy the BUNDLE & save!
The BUNDLE saves you $5
and gives you ornaments for all 33 countries
, plus a bonus one for the United Kingdom.
Click the link to see Christmas Ornaments Around the World Packet #1
For Ornament Packet #3 click the link
I’m Diane from Teach With Me, wishing you smooth sailing.
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