We love our Catholic Mosaic book written by Cay Gibson. Amazon tells us, "A set of study guides for parents and teachers who wish to share Christmas-themed picture books with their children. 30 children's books are featured with discussion questions, vocabulary, and enrichment activities. Includes an extensive list of over 200 Christmas picture book titles, crafts, poems, and recipes."
We have been enjoying the books recommended in this book for many years.
And I always seem to have a new group of littles to enjoy the books and activities with.
The books we enjoyed over the last few days were: The Cobweb Curtain
All the stories incorporated the ideas of the goodness of spiders and how they helped the baby Jesus or helped those who helped celebrade Jesus' childhood.
I found a great printout for a spider snowflake.
We very carefully cut out our spiders and when we unfolded them we were so happy to find beautiful paper spiderwebs,
It take a lot of finger muscles to cut out the paper which was folder many times.
We glued our finished spiders onto black constructions paper. We then used out finger to spread on glitter glue.
Some to the spiders and a couple of the wonderful books
Now, I am one to catch the spider and put it outside to "be with it's family"
I was so happy to find the simple craft to make a spider suitable to every Christmas tree.The simple dirctions for making a jingle bell spider craft can be found here..they are very cute.