Although today is the last idea that I'll post about re-using Christmas cards, it doesn't mean that there aren't more ways to use them!  Keep thinking of different ideas and let me know what you come up with!  I'll highlight your idea on the blog and on facebook.

Does your child work on vocabulary?  Well, there is a lot of vocabulary in the pictures on Christmas cards.  You can have your child give you a definition for the picture seen (see blog post from August 5 - "Definitions" - for a full ex).  I like to use the formula:  name + group + use/unique factor.  Therefore, A wreath is a decoration you hang on your door.  You can also sort with the "Christmas Card Vocabulary Flashcards" (CCVF).  You can sort by animal vs plants (there are usually many different types on animals on Christmas cards - cats, dogs, penguins, birds, etc), overall color of the card, religious vs. secular, etc.  If your child is simply at the naming stage, then using them for naming the things seen is another great use!

Have a great weekend.  I'll see you all back here on Monday!  Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend!



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