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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Mini Bag Advent Activity or Fun Learning Game Activities

Cute little kraft bags decorated and hung up with tiny clothespins
When I first saw these adorable bags I knew they'd make a very cute Countdown To Christmas Advent Calendar Activity.  In the meantime I made this Advent Calendar, so I decided to make these little cuties into a Learning Game for my 7 year old.  

A different activity is in each bag
Some of the things that I will be putting in these bags are based on where my dd is developmentally and educationally.  For example, each bag may have a word that starts with the letter "B".  Each day, for five days, she'll choose 5 bags and put the words in alphabetical order.  Then she can combine the words as the week goes on to make a longer list.  The next week, maybe we'll focus on spelling by putting the letters for each word in a bag.  She'll work on unscrambling a few words a day.  Bags can be randomly selected, they don't need to be chosen in numerical order.

I envision using these for math facts and also as "good deed" holders.  There is really no limit to how they can be used.  If she wants to use them as a Countdown to Christmas, we can do that, too! There is a list of Holiday activities that could be used for this project on the post here.

2" Scallop punched shapes embossed with Argyle Cuttlebug folder
Each bag was stamped on the bottom with black ink using one of the images from CTMH's Countdown set.  1" Colonial White circles were stamped with numbers from that same stamp set in Cranberry ink. The edges of the circles and the bags were ink distressed, also using Cranberry ink.  Cranberry cardstock was used for the scallop shapes. The bags were hung on bakers twine strung across a foam core board.

Entered in the Anything Goes Challenge #42 at The Kraft Journal

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