I will now use them in place of gift tags because I can either pre-make them with a little cute “To:” or “From” by editing my PDF and inserting a text box OR I can simply write my little message on the labels.
Every printer is different so it may take a second to make sure these line up properly. I think I choose “Fit” and “Borderless.”
Another reason this is my printable today is because your child can write on these and it’s okay if he/she messes up a few times to get it right.
These could also be the perfect way to give classmates or neighbors gifts. Stick a little label that says “Stay warm, but stay cool” on the outside of a box of hot chocolate. Or, stick one that says “I just popped in to say Merry Christmas” on a package of Pop Corn.
You get the idea. Enjoy!
This printable is included in my membership but I sell it for just 50 cents HERE if you would rather.
But if you e-mail me with a specific request (aunts and uncles, cousins, special grandparents names like MeMe and Poppy etc.) I may be able to help out.
Casey had the idea to: take a crayola marker and paint your child’s thumb red and do thumbprints at the end of every line (tree branch)… make little “ornaments” out of the thumb prints. You could make them all red, or do different colors. Turn it into a thumbprint tree 🙂
My friend Allie had the idea to possibly have her kids paint this and modge podge it onto a small canvas.
I am thinking I might have my kiddos decorate it and place it on a frame with a clothespin glued onto the top so that the art could be interchangeable. I got the frame idea from Allie when I visited her playroom – I’ll post pictures when I make that happen!
Whatever you come up with, don’t forget to SHARE your work so that we can feature our favorites here (updating this post) and offer you our Christmas Printables or Playroom Labels for free!
Making these math pages reminded me of the homework I used to send home when I was teaching. In fact, I actually made this because there was a parent whose child WANTED homework, but wasn’t getting any sent home in his folder as the holidays were approaching.
Yes, I realize that not everyone would want homework (or homework like this) sent home. But, I think everything is what you make of it, and I used to make these fun through the dialogue we would have and all the ways we would come up with to discover the answers to these “problems.”
Pages like this can get a bad wrap (pun intended).
If recording sheets are coined as “work sheets” then that can suggest that they are used in boring ways to accomplish boring tasks.
I would like to suggest that when counting the presents we would give each tree a child’s name and we are going to be Santa’s helpers to count how many presents are under each tree and take an inventory so we can report back to Santa how many presents each child received.
And for the one with the ornaments we are in charge of decorating the North Pole Christmas trees and we have to record how many decorations we used on each tree so we can keep track of them to use again next year.
You can also use these to teach the importance of taking your time, checking your work, and other similar skills that are important for hard workers. If the elves weren’t hard workers Christmas just wouldn’t be the same.