We’ve been participating in the Five in a Row Christmas Ornaments Exchange for over 5 years now and it’s always so exciting for the kids! We sign up on the Forums at Fiveinarow.com . There is usually someone who volunteers to coordinate the exchange and they will have a sign up form in late summer. We always do both Domestic and International lists, which makes it a lot of fun because your ornaments go all over the world and you receive ones as well! It’s so fun to look at the return address and see what state they are from!
We’ve kept all of our ornaments and we have a small Christmas Tree that we set up in our school room to put them all on. Here is our tree this year:
The idea is to choose a Five in a Row book and hand make an ornament to go along with that book in some way. This year, Princess chose to do an ornament for The Carrot Seed and the boys chose Follow The Drinking Gourd.
As you can tell, it was harder to get pictures of the boys working on theirs, but Princess as always loves having her picture taken! It was a lot of fun and such wonderful memories we’re making!
If you enjoy Five in a Row as your homeschool curriculum, you should look into doing the ornament exchange for next year! It’s definitely worth it and so much fun.
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