Question: How do you teach a group of 5 two-year old girls about the Nativity?
Answer: I'm not sure I know...but I sure had a lot of fun this morning trying to figure it out!! :)
First, we watched the "Joy to the World" video. The girls really loved all of the animals, the angels, and of course....Mary and the baby Jesus!
Then, we all sat down for a little story-time to learn the Nativity story a bit better...
..and then the girls each got a turn to dress up like Mary, travel from Nazareth to Bethlehem on a donkey (yep, that was ME), and lay their baby in a manger.
Then, we had a few more lessons on "swaddling"... which Ivy turned out to be especially good at!
Then it was coloring time!
Look how well Tatum holds her crayons! Amazing!
Honestly? Could she be ANY cuter???
Shy Miss Claire... (oh, and Xan...she spilled the beans on the baby's name (I think), and I love it!)
I know what Ella is thinking here. "Why the HECK do I always get stuck in this high-chair?" lol
Nice work, ladies!
Then we played games, like, "Find the Star", sang Christmas songs, ate a lot of snacks and apple juice, and then...it was FREE PLAY!
And I know what Ella is thinking here, too... "What? Did someone say CARMEL CORN?" lol
The girls went home with a little foam Nativity kit, a star ornament, their colored Nativity pictures, and some treats in a candy cane.
...and here's the next generation of Princess Pre-School, rearing to go!
I'm just waiting on Aimee, Sara, and Amanda to get on the wagon and populate this group with some more girls! Xan's doing it...why shouldn't the rest of you? lol
So, again...I'm not quite sure if the girls actually learned anything today...but we sure did have a blast trying!
Oh, and here's that carmel corn recipe..., it's SO easy, and SO good. I HIGHLY recommend it!
1 bag microwave popcorn (I like it extra chewy...if you don't then use 2 bags popcorn)
1 stick butter
1/3 cup light Karo syrup
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla
Pop popcorn and remove all unpopped kernels. Microwave butter, Karo syrup, and brown sugar for 4 minutes - stir after 2 minutes and again when it is done. Add baking soda and vanilla to hot carmel. Mix well and pour hot carmel onto popcorn. Work quickly and use a plastic spoon to coat all popcorn. Pour onto waxed paper to cool.
Enjoy! I know we did! :)