[Surfnetkids: 7 Dec 2005] Christmas and Hanukkah Crafts

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1. Introduction
2. Weekly Topic: Christmas and Hanukkah Crafts
3. Link to Christmas and Hanukkah Crafts
4. Note from a Subscriber
5. Related Games
6. Quote of the Week
7. Classified Ads
8. Subscription Management


#1. December 7, 2005

Barbara J. Feldman
Dear Barbara,

Introducing FreeKidsColoring.com:
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I don’t remember exactly when I got this idea, but it started like all ideas. First it was just a passing thought. Then it kept recurring and growing. Then one day last month, it became an overwhelming passion, and I just had to gather the time and resources to get it done.

I’ve not done a lot of work for the preschool or early-reader age group, so this was quite fun. At the moment, all the coloring topics revolve around the winter holidays, but I will be adding more as the year progresses.

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See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"
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#2. Christmas and Hanukkah Crafts

by Barbara J. Feldman
http://www.surfnetkids.com/christmas_crafts.htm

Christmas and Hanukkah Crafts Printable (** for premium members only)
http://www.surfnetkids.com/printables/christmas_crafts.pdf

This week’s topic bundles two holidays into one column, as I review craft sites looking for the best Christmas (December 25) and Hanukkah (December 25 – January 2) crafts. For those wanting to learn a little about these holidays, I like the one-page articles from Hallmark for both Christmas ( http://pressroom.hallmark.com/christmas.html ) and Hanukkah ( http://pressroom.hallmark.com/hanukkah.html ).

All Free Crafts: Christmas
http://www.allfreecrafts.com/christmas/
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With more than fifty original Christmas crafts, All Free Crafts is quite a find. Organized into six categories (such as Santa Crafts, Light Bulb Crafts and Easy Tree Trims) many of the projects focus on using recycled household items, and all have photos of the finished project. Other holidays covered include Valentines Day, Mother’s Day, and Halloween.

Amazing Moms: Christmas Craft Ideas for Kids
http://www.amazingmoms.com/htm/christmas_crafts.htm
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Amazing Moms is a mix of both free craft ideas and links to craft kits for purchase. You’ll find the free crafts instructions in two lists. First are the fourteen projects listed near the top of the page (titled “Select a craft from this list…”) Second are Gifts Children Can Make (near the bottom of the page) categorized by age group. Hanukkah crafts have a page of their own at:
http://www.amazingmoms.com/htm/holiday_hanukkah_crafts.htm.

Enchanted Learning: Christmas Crafts
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/christmas/
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“These crafts projects use materials found around the house, like egg cartons, cardboard, paper, boxes, string, crayons, paint, glue, etc. See the page about color mixing to see how to combine paint to make all the colors of the rainbow.” Enchanted Learning hits the mark with oodles of Christmas crafts and printable activity pages (which are my personal favorites.) Those looking for Hanukkah projects, will find them at: http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/hanukkah/.

… to continue reading, visit Surfnetkids: Christmas and Hanukkah Crafts.

#3. Link to Christmas and Hanukkah Crafts

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#4. Note from a Subscriber

You’re newsletter is wonderfully written in way that teachers of older children could benefit greatly. I teach at risk (Head Start) 3-5 year olds and I wasn’t finding much that I could use. Thank you for helping out so many but it not something that I can use at this time.
Thanks,
Pam

Dear Pam,
You are so right, I usually focus on older kids, but this week I do I have something for you:
FreeKidsColoring.com
Barbara

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#5. Related Games

Christmas Coloring Pages
http://www.surfnetkids.com/coloring/christmas/

Hanukkah Coloring Pages
http://www.surfnetkids.com/coloring/hanukkah/

Kwanzaa Coloring Pages
http://www.surfnetkids.com/coloring/kwanzaa/

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