For the 11th Day of Christmas Montessori Trays, I’m sharing a fun idea that is also very meaningful. We made hot cocoa tonight and read a poem that was given to John Robert by his teachers at church. It’s a sweet way to teach little ones about Christ’s birth.
To tell the story, you need the following for each child:
- A mug of Hot Cocoa
- Several Marshmallows (or cocoa mix that has marshmallows)
- 3 Hershey Kisses
- 1 Candy Cane
- This poem:
We loved discussing the story in between the phrases. For instance, “Is this hot chocolate warm? Sometimes people talk about feeling warm when they are being loved, because warmth is comforting. That’s why it says Jesus’ love is warm like this hot chocolate.”
Next year, I want to take it one step further and create a tray inspired by a Teach Preschool post called Hot Cocoa Play Day for Preschoolers. Wouldn’t it be fun to set up a tray with her play dough items mixed with this poem?
Well, it’s Christmas Eve Eve. I’m as ready as I’ll ever be. With my kids, my husband, a fire, a beautiful tree and the story of Jesus Christ’s birth, everything seems right.