We wanted to share with you 7 Christmas Toddler play activities that Adam did last year. Click on the links below to find out more about each activity.
I developed a love hate relationship with contact paper whilst making our Sticky Christmas Tree. I wanted a way that Adam could decorate his own Christmas tree yet be able to take the decorations down and start again as many times as he wished. We created our decorations from foam sheets. Lots of fun and it kept Adam away from our actual Christmas tree!
Do you have any spare plastic Christmas baubles? Then you could use them in a gross motor skills activity. An Ikea plastic bag dispenser makes a great ‘hoop’ to dunk the baubles through.
This a nice and simply activity. Peel the backed paper from sticky Christmas bows and let your toddler decorate a Christmas present. This is great way of developing their fine motor skills.
Our Snowman zip-loc bag is a quick activity to set up. On the outside of a zip-loc bag use black stickers to create the snowman’s eyes and mouth. Inside the bag squirt shaving foam and place an orange triangle to represent the snowman’s nose. Ensure you sellotape the zip-loc bag up! Can your toddler move the ‘nose’ into the middle of the snowman’s face?
Getting eight handprints from Adam proved tricky as Adam didn’t like the paint on his hands. If your little one isn’t keen perhaps you could photocopy one hand print several times instead! The handprint wreath is a fantastic way to decorate a door.
We certainly had to persevere when attempting to get Adam’s handprint onto salt dough in order to make this Handprint Christmas Tree. We experimented by making green coloured salt dough instead of painting it afterwards. It does make a wonderful keepsake.
The Christmas toddler activities do not have to finish after the big day. Last year we recycled our Christmas tree into a gross motor activity. Adam had to throw his ball pool balls at the Christmas Tree to see if the tree or Mr Tumble could catch them.
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