The kids walked into the room to see Elfie's clue for the day. He was in a cup of marshmallows with a train ticket, and they were so convinced we would be making marshmallows and building a train! How cute.
We began our day by reading The Polar Express by Chris VanAllsberg. I absolutely love this book, and my students did too.
Then we made hot chocolate from a Polar Express recipe I found on Pinterest! All of my photos have students, so I can't share these. But it was sure rich and chocolatey! Find the recipe here. We did the crockpot option and it worked very well!
Next, I set up the room to look like a train and they got to bring some cuddly friends along for the ride. We blew a train whistle, handed our tickets to be punched, and boarded the Polar Express to watch our movie!
We even had our hot cocoa at the same time as the kids! What a fun filled Christmas tradition! I definitely plan to do this again!
Merry Christmas to you, and only 1 more day with my babies before a much needed break!