It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas! It's time for the Christmas Picture Book Linky Party too! I'm so excited to share some of my favorites and find some new favorites when other people link-up. Here's how to participate: write a post about some of your favorite Christmas Picture Books, add any activities you want to share that go with those books, add the button you'll find at the end of this post and link up below. Merry Christmas!
These are some of my favorite Christmas books:
Here's the summary from Amazon.com: It's December 24th, and the old farmer settles down for a winter's nap, wondering how Christmas can come when there is no snow! It is in his dream that he imagines a snowstorm coming and covering him and his animals—named One, Two, Three, Four and Five—in a snowy blanket.
But when the farmer awakens, he finds that it has really snowed outside, and now he remembers something! Putting on his red suit, he goes outside, puts some gifts under the tree for his animals, and presses a button near a Christmas tree, creating a most surprising musical treat for children everywhere.
Here's the link to Eric Carle's website: http://www.eric-carle.com/home.html
Here's a freebie to go with it:
There are tears in my eyes just writing about this. It always makes me cry! This is one of my very favorite stories!
Here's a freebie you can grab if you want to. Your kiddos can draw a picture of what they'd like for Christmas on the bag. I'm actually going to copy a class set and just keep it on my desk for the next time one of the kids starts talking about what they want for Christmas. Someone started that conversation the other day but we had somewhere to go and I could hardly get the class to stop talking about it. So next time, I'll just whip this out and we'll spend a few minutes on the subject.
|clip art from KPM Doodles. Cute, huh?|
I hope you'll link up some of your favorite Christmas books! Please copy the button below and link back this post. Thanks!