Today we continued following along with Christmas story about our winter "Tomten".
Last Friday we were in Italy, and now we had to cross the South Atlantic Ocean to Brazil.
The children pasted his tiny foot prints over to South America.
We had one of our mothers come and talk to us about growing up in Brazil. She told the children about all the holiday festivals, decorating trees, specialty foods, singing Christmas carols and a very special game of, "Secret Santa".
We placed all the children's names in a hat and they drew out a secret friend. They began right away with the gleam of Christmas cheer in their hearts creating presents.
The children kept themselves delightfully entertained with making small gifts, and drawing pictures.
They loved the Christmas stories about Brazil. Christmas time is in the summer there, and can you believe it, Santa wears shorts? They just loved this sweet visualization.
|This was a heavenly landscape from one of our artists.|
The rest of the morning the children created this sweet Brazilian Christmas trees.
It was a delightful day for creating harmony in our classroom as we shared our love with our classmates.
Tomorrow the "Tomten", doesn't have to travel too far. Where could he be traveling to next?