Christmas tree decoration with ear buds

17 Dec

Christmas celebrations are incomplete without a Christmas tree and this was our first attempt towards making one. A festive way for toddlers to practice fine motor skills while playing with lots of colors.

This craft helps develop fine motor skills of toddlers, teaches them colors and about Christmas.

This craft helps develop fine motor skills of toddlers, teaches them colors and about Christmas.

Things required for 'Christmas tree' craft are: green chart paper, pencil, scissors, ear buds and small drops of different colors on a palate/plate.

Things required for ‘Christmas tree’ craft are: green chart paper, pencil, scissors, ear buds and small drops of different colors on a palate/plate.

Draw and cut out a Christmas tree from the green paper.

Draw and cut out a Christmas tree from the green paper.

Get your toddler/preschooler to begin the fun by dipping the ear buds in the colors and  making colorful dots on the tree from them.

Get your toddler/preschooler to begin the fun by dipping the ear buds in the colors and making colorful dots on the tree from them.

 

Give them a free hand to use as many colors as they want. You will be surprised how engaging this can be.

Give them a free hand to use as many colors as they want. You will be surprised how engaging this can be.

Early Learning goes a long way in your child’s education and upbringing. Amongst the very important things to learn for a toddler or preschooler are hand-eye coordination, 5 senses, practice fine and gross motor skills, balance, and muscle development. A lot of this can be practiced at home with crafts and activities under adult’s supervision. Playing with colors, pots and pans, brushes, sponges, glue; reading books, pretend play, all seem like child’s play to us but are actually helping your toddlers/preschoolers develop their minds and bodies.

Please make sure all the activities mentioned in this blog are done under adult supervision. If your children are still putting things in their mouths, then avoid activities with small particles that can cause chocking hazards. Also, all steps in the articles that involves a pencil, knife, pair of scissors or any sharp objects should be performed by an adult.

 

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