Preschoolers and their parents will treasure this Christmas
Two to three weeks before Christmas, take a photo of each child in
your class. Have these pictures developed. Bring an instant-print
camera for visiting children on the day the craft is made.
During the craft time, display old Christmas cards. Have children
each choose one card. Give children their photographs.
Help children trace a 3-inch circle over a picture on their card
and and a 2-inch circle over their photograph. You could use the
base of a jar or a cardboard cut-out as a pattern. After kids trace
their circles, have them cut out each circle. Younger preschoolers
will need help cutting.
Kids can then glue the backs of their photos and cards together.
Use a red or green marker to write the year above and "Merry
Christmas" below their photo. Cover both sides with clear Con-Tact
paper and trim the edges. Help kids punch a hole through the top of
the ornament and tie a ribbon through the hole.