New! Nutcracker

$2.10
Tax included.

New Version!

Expected to arrive mid-Dec.

 

Are you going to see the Nutcracker ballet, this patch is just perfect. 

 - Red, Pinks, Greens, and Gold 

- Iron-on, Laser cut

- Activity  (Read INSPIRING IDEAS TAB BELOW)

 

INSPIRING IDEAS

Don’t miss this holiday tradition. Experience the joy and magic of the Nutcracker - virtually! I have (2) beautiful nutcracker patches in stock and ready to ship.


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The ideas offered are intended to help you plan your meeting. You can complete 1, 3, or 9 activities, choose what works for your group.

Activities:
- Watch a Ballet Performance
- Learn the story of the ballet, E.T.A. Hoffman, and Tchaikovsky as well as music. courtesy of blog, Make Moments Matter https://makemomentsmatter.org/content/how-to-teach-the-nutcracker/
- Make fun STEM Nutcracker crafts, ideas are courtesy of Red Ted Art https://www.redtedart.com/diy-nutcracker-ideas-for-kids-this-christmas/
- Paint and decorate your very own Nutcracker Soldier. Go online and search for unpainted wooden nutcracker soldiers sometimes spotted at dollar tree, target, Oriental Trading, Michaels, and Amazon.
- Learn about the ballet company performing and the dancers.
- If you know someone who dances for a ballet studio and has performed the Nutcracker ballet, ask that person to share a video of one of their dances, ask them to explain their part in the show and what they had to do to prepare for their part. Watch a virtual performance simultaneously and turn it into a watch party.
- Make a character from the show out of felt, molding clay, or draw one on a rock.
- Read a Nutcracker-inspired book. Find book recommendations by blogger Nourishing My Scholar, https://nourishingmyscholar.com/nutcracker-ballet-activities/ 
- Tell the story using a toilet paper roll. https://pin.it/3tN3sxl
- Bake and decorate Nutcracker Cookies No cutter, no problem. http://sweetdreamsandsugarhighs.com/2011/12/20/no-cookie-cutter-no-problem/
- Make Paper Ballerina Snowflakes https://www.kidskubby.com/paper-ballerina-snowflakes/
- Take a virtual ballet class!!