Having a hard time keeping your Little Pnuts away from the Christmas tree this year? Give them their own sticky trees to decorate! This easy-to-prepare holiday activity is the perfect mix of sensory play, creativity, and fine-motor fun.
What You Will Need
- Green poster board or card stock
- Transparent adhesive shelf paper
- Assorted “trimmings” for the tree- yarn, pom-poms, buttons, sequins, feathers, etc.
Making the Trees
Take your poster board or card stock and roll it into a cone, taping in place. Trim around the bottom of the cone with scissors to make it level enough to stand. Now, take your shelf paper and cut it into large strips. Peel the backing off the paper and wrap the strips around the tree adhesive side out, taping in place as needed.
Time For Fun
Once your trees are covered, it’s time to have some fun! Set your Little Pnut up with an assortment of interesting items to stick on their trees. As they decorate, provide language support by discussing the different colors, textures, and sizes of the items. Younger Little Pnuts will enjoy sticking the items on the trees and taking them back off, too! Make the activity into a game with older Little Pnuts by having them follow simple (“Put the feather at the top of the tree”) or more complex (“Put the yellow star beside the green feather”) directions. This is a great activity for targeting prepositions (position words, i.e. beside, under, on top). Have fun and be sure to proudly display your Little Pnuts’ creations when they are done!
This activities focuses on the following Developmental Milestones for your Little Pnuts:
Language Development (Adjectives, Prepositions, Listening Comprehension), Fine Motor Skills, Hand/Eye Coordination, Focus & Concentration, Imagination/Creativity
—Stephanie Haass, Little Pnuts Early Childhood Activities Expert & Blogger, www.two-daloo.com