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Download this free easy-to-prepare Christmas activity – your preschool and pre-k students will have a blast decorating the Christmas tree and wreath with these gorgeous hand-drawn ornaments and decorations.
This activity with ornaments and decorations will be especially attractive to our little friends – children between 2 – 3.5 years old. If you have an option to print A3, you might like to print a tree of a wreath of your choice on a larger piece of paper and cut it out.
To reuse – print on cardstock and laminate, attach velcro to add an extra challenge for little fingers. Invite the child to decorate a tree or a wreath.
As a variation – cut all decorations in half for children to join the correct halves.
You may like to adjust the PDF print setting and print two pages per sheet. This way children can make a Christmas/Winter Holidays gift card by gluing decorations onto a tree or wreath. Cut out the finished product and glue it onto folded in half construction sheet to make a card. Invite the child to decorate the card with glitter paints or drawings, Christmas craft materials.
There are so many uses of the Pine tree life cycle printables in a preschool or kindergarten classroom. These are a great addition to preschool Winter and Christmas units. Create trays for your Montessori shelf to explore the life cycle of conifer trees along with the tundra biome or botany unit – life cycle of a tree.
Making crafts with children creates an opportunity for spending this oh, so important and special one-on-one time with them. Creating a Christmas ornament inspired by a book is even more fun and meaningful. Our Christmas kid-made ornament was inspired by “The Story of Three Wise Kings” retold and illustrated by Tomie dePaola.
DIY Wishing you a Montessori Christmas and Happy Holidays cards – personalized photo printable cards. Christmas Photo Booth Props (mustaches, eyeglasses, Santa hat and beard, reindeer antlers, also tie, bow, elf hat, angel).
Christmas craft is always loved by kids. It is something they get to make with their own hands and present it to someone special. There is a great choice of different art and craft materials out there, but I like to offer children ones that incorporate learning important skills and help the child to develop different fine motor. I picked these two simple, yet beautiful and exciting activities to make handmade Christmas ornaments that can be a sweet present for the child to give.
Christmas is probably one single most exciting season of the year for many. This is a great time to set up activities that will keep children engaged and create wonderful learning opportunities. Here you will find a variety of exercises. It is lots of fun to use all sorts of materials and ones that are easy to get hold of.
A busy book is a great way to prepare learning activities for preschool children when you don’t have much time on your hands. With the help of a busy book, children will practice fine motor, counting, recognizing numbers, simple addition. Activities will also help to improve important cognitive functions, logical thinking, and concentration.
Joy and excitement are in the air in this house as we are approaching one of the most anticipated celebrations of the year for our family – Christmas. Since our children are still very young, it feels especially significant to build up our family traditions and events around this time. I have noticed that kids at this age have practically no expectations.
Anastasia is a former Early Childhood teacher, the founder of Montessori Nature, a blog about Montessori - inspired and Nature-based explorations. She taught in a Montessori setting for 10 years and has been practicing the Montessori way of learning and living for the last 19 years. She loves designing engaging educational printables for children. Learn more here.