Grinch-Inspired Fruit Kababs
Ooo, here’s a yummy idea that’s inspired by Dr. Seuss’ movie, How the Grinch Stole Christmas. These fruity delights are one we’re sure your students will love!
Please note that adult supervision may be needed for this idea, as you’ll be using small cocktail sticks and a knife for cutting the fruit.
To prepare your fruits, you’ll need to cut a banana into thin slices and cut the leaf bit off of all your strawberries (the banana slices and strawberries will be used for the Grinch’s hat).
Once you’ve done this, it’s time to let the fun begin and assemble the mini fruit Grinches!
All you’ll need to do is get your cocktail stick and slide a grape on first, as this will be the Grinch’s head.
Once you’ve done this, add a banana slice and the strawberry (so the flat side is on top of the banana you’ve just added).
To finish off, add a mini marshmallow as a pom pom to finish off the Grinch’s hat.
Yay – now you’re finished!
Festive Pine Cones
Eek! We love this craft idea and feel like we might need to try this one ourselves!
To begin with, simply share out the pinecones with your students (or you could get your class out in the fresh air and head to the playground and collect them).
All you’ll need to do then is get your students to paint their pine cone green and let them dry. After this, you’ll need to stick each one in a mount of Blu Tack, so they’ll stick on the surface.
Once this is done, it’s time to decorate! Students can go crazy at this stage and use anything to decorate their festive pinecone, and we particularly like the idea of using a mixture of different, preferably biodegradable, glitters to make them super sparkly!
When all your students’ pinecones are decorated, leave them to dry again and you’re all done – easy-peasy!
Beaded Candy Canes
Here’s another simple craft idea to get your students in the festive spirit!
Start by placing some Blu Tack at one end of the green pipe cleaner (colour doesn’t really matter, but green is preferable), to prevent the beads falling off. Then use some red and white beads (or other colours you have to hand!) and place them on the pipe cleaner one after the other, e.g., white, red, white, red, and so on, until no more beads will fit on.
Then secure the other end with Blu Tack and bend one end of the pipe cleaner, so it’s curved like a candy cane.
Perfect, now you’re all done! These are a perfect Christmas tree decoration!
We hope you enjoyed our festive classroom ideas! Have any crafts you’d like to share? Tweet us your ideas or share your students’ creations with us @EducationCity.