outdoor decorating for Christmas

A bright sunny afternoon (rare in a part of the world where winter is grey and rainy).

About 50 children.

A bunch of Christmas tree decorations.

We headed out down the trail at the bottom of our school yard  -  20 kindergarten kids, 30 big buddies, and a smattering of adults.

The trail came back into "civilization" at a traffic circle.  

Our chosen destination.

Our goal: to bring a bit of seasonal festivity to the plantings at the traffic circle (or roundabout, or rotary - depending where you live).

The big buddies brought ornaments from home.  I had some after Christmas clearance ornaments from last year as well as some thrift shop treasures for my kindergarten kids.  Everyone shared.  It's seasonal - and just the right thing to do.

Trees, shrubs, 

and even traffic signs got a bit of seasonal bling.

A couple of Christmas songs and a cookie, and it was time to head back down the trail to the school.  

From the number of grins, waves and friendly car horns - we know that the sight of 50 kids decorating trees brought a bit of joy into people's lives.

We hope that we left a bit of seasonal cheer for anyone who walks or drives by.  

who inspired this activity. 



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    1. The kids were pretty proud of how the traffic circle looked when we left. And many of them have told me that they "made" their parents drive there to see it.

  2. Loved the photo on fb but had no idea it was in a roundabout & would be cheering up lots of drivers as they go past them. Great post, Sandi maybe you'd consider adding it to the Outdoor Play Party link up?

    1. I would be happy to add the post to the Outdoor Play Party Kierna. Happy Christmas!

  3. What a great idea!!! Fun, fun!

  4. Thanks Rhythm. Wish you or one of your canine pals had joined us.

  5. That's lovely! Just curious...did you need permission from the municipality?

  6. What a neat idea! I bet it brings lots of holiday cheer to the drivers passing by! Thanks for linking up at the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop! We hope you stop by again next week!

  7. What a lovely thing to have done. The trees look very festive and I bet the children loved doing it together.

  8. Lovely activity! I tried to get the family on board for an outdoor Christmas tree this year but got voted down, lol...Popping over from the #outdoorplayparty.


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