4 Christmas Activities For Preschoolers

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Paper Christmas Trees

What is paper christmas trees activity about?

We have created DIY Christmas trees. We used cupcakes paper, ribbon, and stickers. You need to fold the cupcake paper twice and then glue the ribbon. Next, you have to stick to another cupcake paper. When you have your Christmas trees ready, it is time for the math play. Atena rolled the dice. Then she put as many stickers on the Christmas tree as she had on the dice.

What skills does paper christmas trees activity develop?

  • Counting
  • Fine Motor Skills

What do we need to perform this christmas activity?

  • Cupcake paper
  • Ribbon
  • Glue
  • Stickers
  • Dice

Math Sensory Tubes

What are math sensory tubes about?

We used sensory tubes and cones. The primary purpose of the activity was addition.

How can you encourage a child to math activities?

It must be a creative way to add or subtract. So how our activity looked like? Atena rolled the dice. Then she put as many cones to the sensory tube as she had on the dice. Moreover, she wrote down the number. She repeated this movement to have the second number, and in the end, she counted and wrote down the result. To have the activity more enjoyable, we prepared the cones one day before. We collected the cones in the forest. At home, we painted and glittered them. They will be perfect for the Christmas tree!

What skills does math sensory tubes activity develop?

  • Addition
  • Handwriting
  • Fine motor skills
  • Creativity (painting and glittering)
  • Colors recognition (for younger kids)

What do we need to perform this math sensory tubes activity?

  • Sensory tubes
  • Cones
  • Dice
  • Paper
  • Tape
  • Paints
  • Glitter

Air Wrap Snowman

What is air wrap snowman about?

Do you have a bubble wrap from the packages you received by post? Great! You can use it to paint a fantastic snowman. You have to put the bubble wrap on the jar using a rubber band. Then you paint it with white paint. When you touch the paper, you will get small white circles. How can you do the snowman’s buttons? Of course, using pom-poms, the best ones are red! For nose and hat, you can use felt. Let’s see how Atena did it!

What skills does air wrap snowman activity develop?

  • Fine motor skills
  • Creativity

What do we need to perform this air wrap snowman activity?

  • Bubble wrap
  • A jar
  • Rubber band
  • White and red paint
  • Pom-poms

Sensory Pot Of Balls

What is sensory pot of balls about?

CHRISTMAS SENSORY BIN. We have prepared a Christmas sensory bin. Sensory plays are great for cognitive development. Moreover, it is a perfect activity for toddlers to practice color identification. There are only two colors, so it was not so difficult for her to identify which is red and which one green. The activity was to find Christmas decorations that were hidden in small balls, however, she was a little bit afraid as she did not know what is inside of the bin.

What skills does sensory bin activity develop?

  • Fine motor skills
  • Cognitive skills
  • Eye-hand coordination

What do we need to perform this sensory bin activity?

  • A container
  • Red and Green beads
  • Surprise hidden inside

Final thoughts

Christmas time gives a wonderful opportunity to spend time with your children. It can be a great way to improve fine motor skills when preparing christmas decorations and baking. As fine motor skills and cognitive skills development play a tremendous role in one’s child life, take your time and have fun as much as possible during this beautiful period.

I am wondering what are your ways of spending christmas time with your children. Please leave comment below and Happy Holidays!

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