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.
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Tinker started at the top of her design with one cardboard tube. Then she slowly added one more to each row as she worked down. This was terrific counting practice.
Then she slowly added in decorations and button ornaments to her tree.
She used nearly every item we had. Her tree was very decorative by the time she was done!
Festive and fun, right!? And the best part is she was able to take everything apart and create new designs over and over again. We left this activity out for about a week before using the materials for another project that we’ll be sharing soon.
More Christmas Loose Parts Play
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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)
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