Today our advent activity was creating a felt Christmas tree. As I mentioned in the original advent post, we will be hosting a play date this month, and we have included many activities in our advent that will help us prepare for it. After making the tree and playing with it a bit, we will put it away until the play date. Then we will keep it out through Christmas.
Our Felt Christmas Tree
We had a lot of fun making and embellishing different items for our tree. Lovey especially liked adding some jewels and sequins to make it extra sparkly. We haven’t attached it to the wall yet, because we will be putting it away to save for next week. I like that we can easily change out certain pieces as we pull it out to reuse in future years.
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- Large green felt cut into a tree shape
- Assorted felt sheets cut into ornament, gift, light, and star shapes
- Sharp craft scissors
- Assorted sequins and spangles
- Tacky glue
More Inspiration for Creating a Felt Christmas Tree
There are so many adorable felt Christmas trees out there that I wanted to do a little research before making our own. Below are some of the felt trees that I found inspiring.
The Felt Christmas Tree only costs a few dollars and will provide your kids with endless fun.
This Felt Christmas Tree is a great craft for your little ones to play with while you decorate the real tree.
There are so many ways you can incorporate felt into your Christmas decor with these Pinterest Christmas ideas. Check out the awesome Felt Play Christmas Tree!
Bring Frosty the Snowman right into your home with this Play Felt Christmas Tree activity.
This reversible Felt Christmas tree is a beautiful way for your kids to decorate the tree this Christmas.
Have your toddler decorate their own tree with this Felt Button Christmas Tree.
Your kids will love decorating and redecorating these Felt Christmas Trees.
This Simple Felt Christmas Tree Shape Activity is a great hands-on way for your kids to learn about shapes and colors.
Create a beautiful button tree for your kids to allow them to “hang” ornaments on their very own Button Felt Christmas Tree.
Let your kids design and decorate their own tree with this Christmas Tree Felt Craft.
This Felt Christmas Tree costs less than $10 and is hours of fun for your kids!
This fast and easy Felt Christmas Tree Activity is perfect for moms who are short on time!
If you are looking for a way to add a little more Christmas spirit to your crafts this holiday season consider making this Felt Christmas Tree with a twist.
This Felt Christmas Tree is so easy to make, and it will give your kids some Christmas fun that they can play with over and over again.
Your kids will love designing their own ornaments and creating their own unique Felt Christmas Tree design with this activity.
Get free printable tree patterns to go with this beautiful Felt Christmas Tree.
No time to make one? Try this…
This 3 foot tall double-layered felt tree is already made for you, and the ornaments have velcro.
GET A FULL SET OF CHRISTMAS THEME ACTIVITIES
Explore the symbols and traditions of Christmas and incorporate reading, math, science and more in this 169-page preschool secular Christmas lesson plan set full of fun and playful Christmas learning activities for preschool. Watch this short video to see just a few examples of the types of activities and printables included in this set:
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)
Also available on Teachers Pay Teachers.
Hands-On Holidays eBook-Get even more inspiration for your advent calendar.
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.
Stephanie Morgan, founder of Modern Parents Messy Kids, a site that’s been voted Best Craft Blog in Parents Magazine and one of babble.com’s Top 50 Craft Mom Blogs, recently released a new eBook to help us have a little less stress and more time to connect with family this year.
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.
The book includes picture book suggestions, DIY decor, activities, and treats. Bonus sections also offer even more ideas to enjoy. Click here to view more details.