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Holiday Keepsakes
Parents Will Love!

Is the pressure on to come up with a creative gift-making idea -- one you havent used before? This week Education World offers ideas for gifts that will become treasured family mementos. Included: Keepsake ornaments to hang, snowglobes to shake, colorful candleholders, and more.

Have you been doing the same holiday art projects for several years? Do you want to surprise your students parents with a holiday gift they havent seen before? Why not try one of the great gift-making activities below? Use these simple activities to create special keepsake ornaments that will be treasured for years to come, a shakable snowglobe that will earn a special spot on the mantle, or a colorful candleholder to brighten up the holidays!


More Holiday Ideas

Did you see last weeks Lesson Planning article? Click to see Classroom Lessons Deliver Holiday Presence!

See more holiday art project ideas in our article A Bundle of Fun Holiday Craft Activities.

And dont miss more great ideas for holiday classroom activities on our special December Holidays archive page.

This week, Education World provides simple lessons for creating holiday gifts that will be treasured for years to come. Click each of the lesson headlines below for a complete teaching resource. (Appropriate grade levels for each lesson appear in parentheses.)

Cinnamon Ornaments
Students create keepsake cinnamon ornaments to hang on the family Christmas tree or in a window. (Grades PreK-5)

Make and Shake a Snowglobe
A holiday or seasonal snow globe is a "cool gift. Students make it, then shake it! (Grades K-12)

Picture Yourself in an Ornament
Face it -- this photo ornament will be one your students families are sure to treasure! (Grades PreK-8)

3-D Multicultural Ornaments
Students create and color three-dimensional ornaments that reflect Decembers many cultural celebrations. (Grades K-8)

Colorful Stained-Glass Candleholder
A colorful candleholder makes a bright gift for a students family member, neighbor, or friend! (Grades K-12)

Seasonal Notepad Gift
Create a notepad gift for a parent, relative, neighbor, or friend. (Grades K-12)

A Holiday Musical Gift
A CD song collection by your students makes a great gift for any holiday. (Grades K-12)

Holiday Wreath Ornament
Several ideas for create a holiday wreath ornament. (Grades K-5)