Today we have our Kindergarten graduation. The last ten months of learning and preparing have all come down to today. It’s also the end-of-school closing program, AND the Christmas program all rolled into one! Talk about a lot on your plate!
In school a couple of weeks ago, the kids made Christmas wreaths out of leftover puzzle pieces. (We had to cannibalize a couple of whole puzzles this year, because surprise, surprise, NONE of the puzzles were missing pieces!! In the five-year-old class! Can you believe it? And they’ve played with them throughout the school year!)
The project turned out beautifully. (So beautiful, in fact, that I took the idea and made it for my Sunday School class, as well.)
The project originally called for sequins, but I used buttons instead; they were bigger and more colorful, and gave more “pop” to the wreath. A cardboard cutout of the nativity scene and its matching “Merry Christmas” sticker and it was set to go! (I did put a sparkly hanger, not shown in the photo.)
But then the question became….what to do with the lovely wooden boards left over from the puzzles? I wasn’t about to throw them away! I’ve been painting them over with a white base coat, and I will be repurposing them in the next few weeks and turning them into board games for next year’s classroom. Stay tuned for pictures!