Then I have the children get into the holiday spirit during pretend play by having them prepare for Christmas using this class-made story.
Each page in the story is read to the tune of "Mary Had a Little Lamb".
Christmas time is coming, coming, coming,
Christmas time is coming,
Let’s decorate the tree.
Another versus is:
Let’s hang the stockings, Let’s bake Christmas Cookies, Let’s Play Christmas Music, Let’s write Christmas cards, Let’s hang the wreath, Let’s dress up real nice.
This activity gives our students an opportunity to take on ownership of decorating and celebrating the season.
I am going to try and add an element this year. On the last day of school before Winter Break, we always have a Christmas fun day. On that day this year, the students will use the decorations and items they used in the pretend play center to decorate the classroom for our party.