Christmas bow play

by Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. on December 10, 2013

in Christmas bow play, Holiday Ideas

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At Christmas time in our classroom, we have so much fun with gift bows!  They are inexpensive and come in large bags, making them perfect for use in the classroom.  And if you don’t remove the sticker backing, they can be used over and over again before needing to be recycled.  Today I’m sharing a few of the ways we like to use bows around the classroom during the holidays…

Christmas bow play by Teach Preschool

Nothing inspires the spirit of giving in preschool aged children more than a wrapped present.  Children love to give gifts and then help you open them, of course!  With these magnetic bows and presents, children can exchange presents all day long…

Magnetic Bow and Present Play by Teach Preschool

Once you have glued the magnets on your bows, you can then use them on a magnet board or on these cute Christmas gift tins…

Holiday Play in the Preschool Classroom

Providing gift tags, along with your bows also encourages writing skills…

Holiday Play in Preshcool

At the art table, we have found two different ways to paint with bows.  The first one is stamping with bows and gift boxes

Gift Bow Painting by Teach Preschool

We’ve also used Christmas bows as paint brushes, producing some spectacular results…

Holiday Paint Brushes by Teach Preschool

At the easel, we like to use gift bows to spark some creativity.  By placing one simple bow in the middle of a piece of easel paper, you can inspire children to create something extraordinary like these easel paper presents

Easel paper presents by Teach Preschool

Bows can also be used for playing games.  We used a bow as a “hot potato” when we opened gifts at our holiday party, but pass the bow is a game you could play anytime…

Christmas Party 028

And finally, if you find that you have leftover bows, ribbon, sequins, and candy canes at the end of the season, these holiday boxes are a fantastic way to use them up  and also make a lovely gift…

Holiday in a Box by Teach Preschool

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