For 5 fun Christmas themed toddler activities, check out this snap shot of some our 21 month old’s shenanigans in the lead up to Christmas 2012!
They are all super easy, cheap, and full of opportunities for sensory exploration!
1. TINSEL SPRINTS
This is not code for anything or the name of a complicated game – it involved running and turning about every space in the house, squealing with delight at the long, sparkly tinsel following behind … seriously – so much fun from a length of sparkly tinsel!!
2. ROLY POLY TINSEL PUPPIES
This literally involved pretending to be puppies, crawling and rolling about with loads of tinsel on the floor! (*supervision required, as always).
3. STICKY SANTA BEARD PICTURES
A little preparation for a lot of fun: We printed off an online Santa face colour in picture, cut out the beard and tip of the hat, then stuck clear contact to the back of the picture so the sticky side faced front/up, stuck it all onto red paper to make the area needing cotton wool bits stand out more, then secured the whole thing to a folded piece of cardboard (recycled from new set of recently bought cot sheets I believe – I was impressed from an OT perspective that this created a nice little sloped surface, encouraging wrist stability/ hand control – A lever arch folder would have had the same effect!) The kids had fun feeling the sticky surface, and putting the cotton balls on. Actually, even with only one cotton ball – the whole surface can be covered in a soft white coating, which feels fantastic!
A similar idea to the santa picture, but these little bits the kids stuck on the tree can be put on/off or repositioned over and over again!
What wonderful sensory Christmas decorations!
5. LITTLE DRUMMER BOY AND JINGLE BELL ROCKERS
With Christmas carols playing away, we set the kids free with bells on their ankles, and all kinds of ‘drums’ (mixing bowls, tins etc.) and wooden spoons. They really got into it!
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