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Here are some fun and festive sensory-friendly Christmas activities for the winter holiday! These fine motor skills activities will spark your child’s imagination and help with their development.
sensory-friendly Christmas activities

Winter Wonderland Sensory Bin

Grab a large bin and fill it up with cotton balls or fake snow

Add toy snowmen, toy pine trees, pine cones, and fake snowflakes

To make it festive, you can add Christmas ornaments such as candy canes, jingle bells, toy Santa, elves and reindeer and more

sensory-friendly Christmas activities

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Beaded Snowflake

For this activity, you’ll need to collect some pipe cleaners, colorful beans and a pair of scissors.

Cut your pipe cleaners in half, grab three pieces and fold them in half

Twist two of the pipe cleaners together on the bend

Twist the third pipe cleaner around the first two

Add beads to the pipe cleaners, and you’ll have a beautiful snowflake.

sensory-friendly Christmas activities

Christmas Tree Slime

For this DIY slime recipe, you’ll need green glitter glue, sequins, star confetti, ½ tsp of baking soda, 1 ½ tbsp of contact lens solution, and 2 tbsp of water

Mix the all wet ingredients together in a (except for the lens solutions) and then add in your sequins and confetti

Add your contact lens solution and knead the dough, add ½ tsp of lens solution at a time if the slime is too sticky

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