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.
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Dot Sticker Christmas Trees
In the morning I like to have an activity out that the kids can start after breakfast. For these trees, I cut a few simple Christmas tree shapes out of green paper. Then I set the trees and some removable dot stickers on the table as an invitation to create.
It was a quick and easy craft, and it made for a nice quiet start to our day.
Dot Sticker Christmas Wreaths
The next morning I set out a wreath cutout and more removable dot stickers. This time Lovey was the first to create something. She chose to practice patterning as she made her Christmas wreath.
You can also extend these activities and incorporate a little math by counting the number of dots, counting how many of each color, or challenging the child to use a specific number of dots. However, for this activity we focused solely on creating.
GET A FULL SET OF CHRISTMAS THEME ACTIVITIES
The 169-page Christmas Lesson Plan Set includes hands-on activities and these additional printables:
1) Beginning Letters Gift Sorting Game (in color and b/w)
2) Reindeer Math Mats (2 versions in color and b/w)
3) My Christmas Senses Activity Book Making Pieces
4) 0-35 Christmas Number Cards (2 versions in color and b/w)
5) Christmas Counting Syllables Sorting Game (in color and b/w)
6) Christmas Picture-Word Cards (in color and b/w)
7) Ornament Play Dough Mats
8) Candy Cane Play Dough Writing Task Cards (shapes, uppercase letters, lowercase letters, number 0-20)
9) Christmas Light Patterns Activity Pieces (in color and b/w)
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Less stress, more connecting this holiday season? Yes, PLEASE!
From the arrival of fall to Halloween to Thanksgiving and Christmas, the last four months of the year can be a wonderful opportunity for making family memories and spending time together, but they can also be stressful as we try to collect ideas, recipes, and activities to try together.
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Stephanie’s goal is to make it easier on all of us to enjoy the holidays with our kids. Hands-On Holidays is 100 pages full of her family’s very favorite ways to connect as a family over the holiday season. I love the convenience of having so many ideas in one place, and most of them are simple enough for even my toddler to participate in.
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