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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- cardboard tubes (cut into about 1 inch segments and painted with green tempera paint)
- Tinsel pom poms
- Beaded necklaces cut into 2-5 inch segments
- Red and green buttons
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.
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