Make your own magnetic Christmas tree to keep your toddlers and preschoolers busy whilst you are in the kitchen. This Christmas tree activity is perfect for your fridge door! A few simple craft supplies and just a few minutes to prepare.
What do you need to do?
Cut out two large green triangles, a tree base and a star. Stick the felt onto the photo-magnets and cut around the shapes again.
You may also like to cut the pipe cleaners in half. Assemble the felt magnetic pieces, pom poms and pipe cleaners onto a plastic plate and this activity is ready!
This is a no-mess activity that your toddlers and preschoolers can do independently. They may need assistance initially with the tree shape or alternatively you could place the tree on for them and they can decorate. They will enjoy putting the pom poms and pipe cleaners where-ever they want to. They will also enjoy taking them off and doing it all over again!
Picking up the pom poms and pipe cleaners encourage a pincer grasp. A little visual motor planning and organisation is subtly required to position the tree, star, base and spread out the pom poms and pipe cleaners to fit on the tree. The best thing about this activity is there is no right or wrong way to decorate a tree! Older children may also like to help their younger siblings to decorate the tree.
Your toddler or preschooler will love this festive activity!
What else do your little kids like to do whilst you are in the kitchen?
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Hi, I'm Cindy and I am an Occupational Therapist. I enjoy working creatively with children to see them reach their potential. Read more about me here.
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