Kid-Made Christmas Tree Ornament

Making Christmas ornaments is one of our favorite holiday traditions. So far we like to stick to easy ornaments that the girls can make without too much help from me. This Christmas tree ornament is one that preschoolers and school age kids can make with just a little help from an adult, so it’s perfect for holiday crafting at home or at school. Materials Green Mesh Plastic Canvas (link to similar) Green yarn Knitting needle Mini tinsel pom poms White glue Cut {Read More}

Loose Parts Play Christmas Activity

This holiday-inspired loose parts play is a fun Christmas activity to have out as a free choice or quiet time activity at home or in the classroom. We’re featuring a Christmas tree design that Tinker made,  but the activity is completely open-ended so kids can be creative and come up with any designs they’d like. Materials This post contains affiliate links. cardboard tubes (cut into about 1 inch segments and painted with green tempera paint) Tinsel pom poms Beaded necklaces cut into {Read More}

Easy Christmas Tree Craft

Since our first attempts at painting with dough cutters Tinker has been using them occasionally in her own art creations. Because of this interest, I thought it would be fun to use them for a new Christmas tree craft. This one is super for toddlers and preschoolers, but early elementary age kids will also enjoy exploring the different patterns they can create. This post contains affiliate links. We started with a simple Christmas tree shape cut out of green card stock. I {Read More}

Christmas Tree Addition Activity

I’ve mentioned before that Lovey is working on beginning addition. Last week in our reindeer antler addition activity we shared how we used our reindeer theme to practice number bonds in a hands-on way. This week we used M&Ms to practice the same concept with a Christmas tree theme. To prep the activity I cut Christmas tree parts as shown below. I chose to use construction paper, but card stock or craft foam would also work well. If you use {Read More}

Number Matching Christmas Tree

We’re back with one last Christmas activity you can do with dot stickers. So far we’ve shared easy Christmas crafts, color matching, and ABC matching ideas. The last activity we did was to practice number recognition and counting with this number matching Christmas tree. This post contains affiliate links for your reference. Using the same Christmas tree cutout and removable dot stickers I labeled one set of stickers with the numbers 1-9. The other set of stickers was labeled with dot sets from {Read More}

Alphabet Matching Christmas Tree

This week we’re sharing some of the easy Christmas activities we’ve been doing with dot stickers. So far we’ve shared a couple Christmas crafts and a color matching activity. For preschoolers and kindergarteners you can add a little alphabet practice with this ABC letter matching activity. This post contains affiliate links for your reference. We used the same Christmas tree cutout (can you tell I made a bunch of them this month?) and removable dot stickers. I made one set of {Read More}

Color Matching Christmas Tree Activity

Earlier today I shared some easy dot sticker Christmas crafts that the girls had fun making. Throughout the week we also used these same materials for learning activities. This simple color matching activity is meant for toddlers and younger preschoolers. Like before we started with a Christmas tree cutout and removable dot stickers. This time I placed dot sticker “ornaments” on the tree and asked Tinker to match the colors. It takes a lot of fine motor control to place those {Read More}

Easy Dot Sticker Christmas Crafts

We always have dot stickers handy. They are a great boredom buster, and they can be used in a wide variety of learning and play activities. Plus, peeling and placing stickers is terrific fine motor practice for little ones. In our next few posts, I’ll be sharing some of the ways we’ve been using dot stickers this holiday season. The first activities we did were a couple of Christmas crafts with dot stickers. Amazon links included for your reference Dot {Read More}

Yarn Wrapped Christmas Tree Ornament

Do you like making homemade Christmas ornaments with your kids? This year we’ve been going a little ornament crazy at Lovey’s request. And although it’s fun to make them together, I think my favorite part is seeing the girls’ eyes light up each time they see one of their handmade ornaments on the tree.  These yarn wrapped Christmas tree ornaments are the newest additions to our Christmas tree. Materials This post contains affiliate links.  Colored craft sticks (I received mine {Read More}

Easy Beaded Christmas Tree Ornament

This is the first year the girls have had a special tree in their room, so they are even more excited about new ornaments than usual. During our ornament making advent day, we made a couple of fun and easy new ornaments for the girls to hang on their tree. These beaded Christmas tree ornaments are great for toddlers and preschoolers. Because they are also quick to make, they would be perfect as a craft station at a class party or {Read More}