This is the first year that my daughter created a list for Santa. We created a list with pictures! We don't watch TV in our house (just videos) so my daughter has never really been influenced by commercials about toys. When she was 3 years old she wanted butterflies and rainbows. Last year she asked for jingle bells and wreaths! These requests were so precious and will always remain close to my heart!! As you can see, C is a little more influenced by commercialism, but I guess it was to come sooner or later!
To create the "Visual Christmas List", we folded our papers into 8 sections and first drew with a black marker. It was fun discussing what we wanted for X-mas. C said, "Your list is boring!" Mine included a sweater, kitchen shears, a camera bag, boots.....need I say more?
I always enjoy the drawings the best, so I included this picture before C colored it! She isn't the biggest fan of coloring, but she has gotten better!
Here is her list again: Very hungry Caterpillar(since she lost hers recently), Mouse Trap Game, Mermaid Barbie, a new tea set, an airplane(no idea which kind), Baby Alive, small Lego set, and last but not least: Doggie Doo Game. If you haven't seen this Doggie Doo Game, it is what you think it might be! (funny for a 5 year old!) We've played with this game in a toy store and it brought many laughs!
C had a lot of fun creating this "Visual Christmas List" and especially because I did one side by side with her. I always did this with my Kindergarten Art students before Christmas time and they always loved it! Most of all they enjoyed sharing their lists with the rest of the class!!!
Here is my "Visual Christmas List" (not very exciting!)
What Do Your Children Want for Christmas???