We started by drawing a triangle onto a white gift box (Okay, fine, I didn't have a white gift box. This is a printed gift box turned upside down. Whatever works.) We practiced on paper before drawing the triangle so it was good for my 4 year old. My 3 year old needed more help with hers, but that was also good.I set out a bunch of craft odds and ends: pom poms, curling ribbon, glitter glue, markers, star stickers, etc. You can see their favorite was the pom poms. The only instructions I gave were to glue everything inside the triangle, which they almost followed.
A Christmas Tree for Pyn was a perfect tie-in for this project because it's about both a Christmas tree and giving gifts. Pyn's father is so gruff that he won't even allow her to call him "Papa". But when Christmas time rolls around, Pyn is determined to have a Christmas tree. When Pyn finally succeeds in getting her tree, her father's heart softens and he gives her a special gift that belonged to her mother. He also gives her a much more important gift...
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