Here you will find our fun-filled Christmas-themed trays for little hands to allow them to practice fine motor, develop logical thinking and deeper concentration.
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.
Check out these two sensory bins for kids. How fun it is to dye rice together with children. It is a great idea to pop in a couple of cups for scooping.
This sensory bin is fantastic for “I Spy Game”. Hide a few objects and print out a list of them for kids to refer to to make sure they don’t miss anything.
Children love doing sorting according to size and color. This one is nice and easy.
Decorating a Christmas tree is one of the popular activities with kids. The great thing is that they can do it over and over again.
And one with kids-made decorations.
“Cloves and orange” is a beautiful sensory fine motor activity.
Make those little fingers work with pine needles activity. It’s done best when branches are dry. Perfect fine motor exercise.
Children will also enjoy this extension to one of the dressing frames activities. After sorting ribbons by length, demonstrate tying ribbons around the branch to make a beautiful Christmas tree.
Here is a challenge for kids – transfer bells without making a sound.
Don’t you love to discover Christmas decorations that seem to be perfectly designed for Montessori classrooms? For example, this Christmas tree with tiny, cute bells is brilliant for fine motor exercise.
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.
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.