How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss is our special book for today. I thought it would be fun to do a little Whoville of our own using mostly recycled material. Little J rummaged through his inventor's box and donated many of our items.
I gave each of the kids an old, cleaned half and half or whipping cream container to paint the color of their choice. I was surprised that they all stuck with just one color.
When they finished, I helped them sprinkle some glitter on the tops while the paint was still wet.
When working with young kids, I think it's best to keep it simple and enjoyable for them. I don't like to "fix" their work, so keeping it simple makes it easier for them to do it all on their own. You could add windows and doors or other decorations if you're working with older children.
We set our village aside to dry and headed down to watch the original "How the Grinch Stole Christmas". We had to have grinchy snacks...popcorn with Christmas M&Ms and hot cocoa with whip cream and fun sprinkles.
This is our little Whoville. Little J helped me make this funny Christmas tree out of an old tube, some Mardi Gras beads, and small Christmas ornaments.
We used packing peanuts to look like smoke coming out of chimneys.
No How the Grinch Stole Christmas day would be complete without having roast beast!