It was another fun day in our book advent! While I am waiting for my library books to come in, I have been relying on all of my own childhood favorites to get us started. Today, we read The Biggest, Most Beautiful Christmas Tree.
I adore this story about the animals who decide to decorate the fir tree they live in to attract Santa's attention. I had to pin down Little Man to listen at first, but he was quickly absorbed. He was intrigued with the idea of the tree being a house, too.
Today was all about Christmas trees! These stacking Christmas trees are so fun! I made them out of paper, although I am imagining a super cute felt version (Someone please try it out and send me pictures!) I found a pattern to make these here at The Small Object.
I am quite pleased! These stacking trees are very age-appropriate. Little Man is really into building towers right now, and I have been teaching him about identifying the sizes of items in order to stack them. He loved stacking the layers of the trees, and he was really concentrating on the task. It was hard to STOP him when it was time to go to bed. Of course Little Man found another use for these, too--he loves yelling into the cones! (It's like a backwards megaphone!)
I actually became a little addicted to making these happy little trees. I think I ended up with six. I used all of the My Mind's Eye paper scraps I had left over from this project.
Just in case we didn't get enough Christmas trees today, I dreamed up these little cuties last minute! I picked up some sugar cones, covered them in frosting, and decorated them with some of our favorite treats. Little Man is OBSESSED with M&M's, so I know that little tree won't last long. I will probably munch on the marshmallow tree all day long tomorrow as I unpack my craft room! I can't wait for Little Man to wake up and discover his yummy M&M Christmas tree!
I am wondering about making these to go along with our gingerbread houses. The possibilities of candies are endless!
Enjoy your weekend, my friends!