Christmas Activities - Christmas Trees and Sensory Play

'Tis the season for fun holiday themed activities.  Everyday of the month feels so special because of the variety of crafts and learning that include the wonder and beauty of Christmas trees, the different textures of ribbons and wrapping paper or imagining what the ultimate Christmas tree would be and writing about it.  

Today we updated our pinterest board "Winter and Christmas Activities" with Christmas Tree and Christmas Sensory ideas to do with the children.  Whether you are a parent or a child care provider, you are bound to find something you want to do with your kids.  I am thinking the "I Spy Ornaments" would be really fun to do with the children in my family.  Are you going to do any of these?  Share what you are doing with your kids or the kids in your care this holiday season!

Here are some favorites that we found today.


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