The holidays are always bright and cheerful and tend to bring a coziness into the home. This holiday while busy prepping, keep your Little Pnuts entertained with a tree they can decorate on their own.
What You Will Need:
- Green Construction Paper
- Pom Poms in a variety of shapes and colors
Draw or trace a Christmas tree shape onto the green construction paper. If your Little Pnut is able, have them cut out the tree with the scissors. If your Little Pnut is not using scissors yet go ahead and cut out the tree for them ahead of time.
Create invitation for your Little Pnut to decorate their Christmas tree by setting out your materials in an inviting manner. I set our tree on our table on top of some paper towels to protect our work space. Putting the pom poms in a small bowl makes them inviting to little hands.
Trim Your Tree!
Let your Little Pnut glue and stick pom poms onto their Christmas tree until their little heart’s content.
If you want to challenge your Little Pnut, give them some tweezers or tongs to manipulate and place the pom poms with.
If your Little Pnut is still not ready to use a bottle of glue try pouring a little glue into a small bowl or cup and allowing them to dip the pom poms into the glue prior to placing them on the tree.
Finally, sit back and admire their tree. Don’t forget to find the perfect spot to hang it for the holiday season!
This activities focuses on the following Developmental Milestones for your Little Pnuts:
Fine Motor Skills, Focus and Concentration, Strategic Thinking, Color Recognition, Hand-Eye Coordination, Cognitive Development, Creative Play, Free Play, Imaginative Play.—Jennifer Haas, founder of Plain Vanilla Mom.