Montessori Christmas Shelves

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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.

colourful Montessori Christmas Shelves pitcure

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.

Blue sensory bin filled with coloured rice and various Christmas themed figures

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.
 
an assortment of Christmas tree decorations
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.
Green Christmas Tree with Santa Clause place mat and Christmas themed wooden basket full if Christmas Tree decorations
And one with kids-made decorations.
Silver coloured Christmas Tree with paper decorations
“Cloves and orange” is a beautiful sensory fine motor activity.
fine motor activity with half cut orange on a serving platter and bowl with cloves and a rolled up yellow mat
Make those little fingers work with pine needles activity. It’s done best when branches are dry. Perfect fine motor exercise.
activity in a serving tray with wooden stick with Christmas star attached and red ribbons on a purple mat
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.
wooden basked with glass bowl and wooden basket, plant matter and blue mats
Here is a challenge for kids – transfer bells without making a sound.
golden coloured Christmas activity tree on a wooden tray with black mat big spoon and a bowl filled with small bells
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.
Wooden tray with black matg and small wooden Christmas Tree with small hooks bowl full of small decorations
Here are a couple of Christmas craft ideas.
Fine motor activity with Christmas stamps.
wooden tray with yellow mat three Christmas stamps round and three Christmas stamps rectangular and a green pad
wooden tray with bowls and strips of material and Christmas Tree drawings decorating material in bowls
wooden tray with sorting plate with star cut outs glue stick and scissors
Children usually have lots of fun learning to say “Merry Christmas” in different languages.
various posters hanging on wall with Christmas messages in different languages
 Nativity activities.
black background with bowl with paddle pop sticks, a cut out of Joseph and Mary with the baby Jesus in the stable
I always set up a Nativity set to encourage children to retell the story of the first Christmas to each other. Very sweet.
We wish you a lot of fun and magic this Christmas Season!!!

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  About Anastasia. 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 11 years and has been practicing the Montessori way of learning and living for the last 20 years. She loves designing engaging educational printables for children. Learn more here. Browse Anastasia's educational resources on Teachers Pay Teachers.


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