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Sensory Friendly Christmas Activities

By November 18, 2021February 18th, 2022No Comments

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

 

Snowman Sensory BinPhoto: Living Montessori Now

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

 

This snowflake craft for kids is a great winter project combining hands-on math learning and fine motor activities. Learn how to make the beaded snowflake ornament. Kids can work on counting, patterning, composing and decomposing numbers and skip counting. This is a great fine motor activity for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten in class math centers or at a classroom holiday party. holiday crafts for kids, winter art projects... #winteractivitiesforkids #finemotor #preschool #wintermath

Photo: Early Learning Ideas

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

 

Christmas Slime - Christmas Tree SlimePhoto: The Best Idea for Kids

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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