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On Donald's first visit he was equipped with scarlet cap first grades, a beautiful Christmas tree was trimmed for
and sweater. (Illustration 7.) Many pairs of trousers Albertina and Donald.

every color and variety of make were soon

One teacher said that it had brought back the happy exfashioned for him. Then one day he appeared in splendid periences of her childhood to see the children so absorbed array as an Indian.

(Illustration 11.) A happy group in work and play with the dolls and that she would not of children viewed the work of their hands as the whole soon forget again what interests make school like real life suit was completed, and they talked and read about it with

to children. Another teacher felt that she was beginning great spirit.

to see a way to establish a bond between the home and
school after three mothers had visited their children's

school-room to see the dolls about which they had so often See my Indian suit.

Do you like it?
The boys and girls made it for me.
Viola made the sleeves.

A Santa Claus
Helen made the trousers.

In Christmas preparations no more appropriate figure can May made the coat.

be made than the time-honored Santa Claus. Here he is

, Some girls made the fringe.

embodied in his most realistic form. (See opposite page.) The fringe is red.

Bristol board or soft cardboard can be used as a foundaSome of the boys painted the feathers.

tion for this work. The children draw and cut out Santa's The feathers are pretty. *

form from a pattern. Thank you, little girls and boys.

Red paper is then cut and fitted for a suit and toboggan

cap. Insets of white paper can be cut freehand and pasted Now and then a second grade that enjoyed the dolls the

where the cap brim, collar, belt, cuff and mitten ought to previous year sends a request for a visit from them. Happy

Happy be. Next Santa's boots are blackened and his eyes and expressions of appreciation come from the children during cheeks tinted with crayon. these visits.

These operations may all be repeated on the reverse side "I like Albertina's and Donald's visit very much, and

of the form to make it pleasing on both sides. A little I wish they could stay longer,” wrote Doris. “One night touch of gold paper will make a nice belt buckle. in the first grade, we forgot to put them to bed. They

Now comes the touch of realism to delight the child's saw the Green Dragon

and Jack-in-the-Pulpit and Spider- heart. A moderate amount of cheap material, cotton wort, and they got afraid of the Green Dragon and Jack. wadding, gives the result. A soft, Auffy piece of cotton is Could they come again?” Some second grade children made trunks for the dolls” pasted on the form for hair and beard. Can anyone doubt

that we have the finest Santa Claus obtainable? Christmas, measuring, cutting and pasting with great care.

LEOCADIE M. FARRELL Another time in a large building where there are several

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Wreaths for the School-room
Last Christmas the children made wreaths to hang at
each window in the school-room. These gave a very pretty
effect to the room, both from the inside and outside.

Cut circles from stiff cardboard, or old boxes, about
1" wide and 10" in diameter. These are to serve as the
foundation upon which the leaves and berries are pasted.

Cut out holly leaves and berries from colored blotting
paper, using the patterns, and then stick them to the circle,
pasting a berry between each two leaves. Both sides of
the circle should be covered. Then hang from the window
with a bow of red ribbon.
The teacher should make the foundations.

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The Christmas Tree Game
Let the children talk about the toys which hang on a
Christmas tree. Put a list of them on the board and let
each row of children choose which toy they wish to be.
Then the teacher tells a story and each time a toy is men-
tioned, the row of children who chose that toy, stand,
clap their hands and sit. And upon some word agreed
upon the whole class stand. As in the following story,
it might be "Fairy."

'Twas the night before Christmas and while all the chil-
dren were asleep, the Christmas Fairy came to the Christ-
mas tree where all the toys were hanging. The Fairy was
very lonesome, so she thought she would play with the toys
She took her wand (teacher takes pointer and in this way
the words are learned by the pupils) and touched the little
doll. “How do you do?” said the doll. Then she touched
the top and it began to spin. She touched the ball and the
cat and the Jack-in-the-box. At that the ball began to
bounce, and the Jack-in-the-box popped out his head,
while the cat cried, “Meow, Meow.'
touched the dog and the train of cars, and the dog began
to bark at the cat. The train of cars ran around on the
floor and its whistle blew very shrill.

Then the Fairy was afraid the children would wake, so

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she touched the toys again, and the top stopped spinning, and combining folding, cutting, drawing, and number the doll stopped speaking, the ball stopped bouncing, work, as follows: the Jack-in-the-box stopped popping out his head, the cat stopped crying, the dog stopped barking and the train of Lesson 1 Fold, cut, and paste a cubical box just a cars stood still.

trifle larger than the five-cent spool of darning cotton. "Good-night," said the Fairy.

Cut'a hole in one side of the box, and paste the spool inLIST OF WORDS USED

side with the end of the cotton drawn out of the hole so that

it will unwind. (This box is to keep the cotton clean if it toys Jack-in-the-box

should fall on the floor during the later winding lesson. cat train of cars

A five-cent spool of cotton will fill three cards, and as each doll dog

child should have one card containing each of the three top ball

colors, as many spools will be needed of some color as there Fairy

are children in the class, so each child will have a spool The game may be varied and at the same time prove to seal up in an envelope box.) more instructive by letting the children stand and spell Lesson II Fold, cut and paste a box of stiff colored their toy when it is mentioned.

paper 3'' x 3'' x 1" to hold the darning cards. Make anAny story and list of words may do.

other box for a cover.

Lesson III Fold and cut the pattern for the darning

cards. Lay the pattern on light cardboard, draw around Mother's Present

it and each child make three cards 2" square. A good Christmas present for the first graders to make Lesson IV (Winding and number lesson.) Tie the cotfor their mothers is a little box containing three cards of

ton to the card. Wind around card one way five times, darning cotton, black, white, and brown. This was well turn card, wind five, and repeat until five layers have been done last year by the children in the first grade of the Joliet, put on each card. Illinois, schools, the work being all done in four lessons,



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strip will make, then a second and even a third length of paper may be added to the form already made by rolling the first strip. When heavy, rough paper is used the strips need not be over 10" long, in most cases, and sometimes even shorter ones than those, prove more satisfactory

. Neither are strips more than 5" in width desirable for this work, as wider ones require much skill in rolling. If a longer roll is wanted than a 5-inch strip will furnish, let it be produced by fastening one or more cylinders to gether end to end.

Wall paper is most satisfactory to use in the making of these toys. In this case, the strips may be much shorter than when thin, smooth paper is used. Other materials necessary for the work are a bottle of glue, a tube of library paste, some old cardboard, some discarded pasteboard boxes

, a few wooden toothpicks, a hat pin, a paper of assorted belt pins and, if the little worker be both ambitious and artistic

, à box of water color paints and a Japanese paint brush. Cut a strip 6" long and 2" wide, from old wall paper

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JANE L. HOXIE Author of "Hand Work for Kindergartens and Primary Schools," “A Kindergarten Story Book," "Suggestions for Hand

Work in School and Home" T is a most fascinating occupation for big children as well as for little ones.

The bulk of the material for this craft work is in

expensive, as the waste paper to be found about the house may be utilized for this purpose. Wrapping paper, of any and every color and texture, is available for the making of these toys. Even old newspapers may be pressed into service.

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about a hat pin or a wooden toothpick. After the strip is well started, withdraw the pin or pick and continue to wind the paper as snugly as possible around the nucleus just formed until all the strip has been used. Secure the end firmly by fastening it to the curved face of the cylinder with a bit of library paste. The form thus produced wil serve as a basis for a variety of attractive objects. A slender wooden stick or a toothpick may be run through the center of the cylinder and allowed to protrude at each end

. This at once converts the form into a tiny rolling pin to the great delight of little girl housewives. Stand the cylinder up with the stick projecting from one end only and a toy chum

. with a dasher that will work up and down, is the result Tie a string to each end of the stick, which is inserted in the cylinder, and a minute grass roller results. Withdraw the stick and introduce in its place a length of wrapping two string. Allow the string to be seen protruding for a short distance from one end of the cylinder only and the result is a realistic fire-cracker. Insert a longer piece of wine in the hole, let it project from each end. Tie the enti


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