I know, I know, it’s almost Christmas! Just a few days left! I hope you’re all having a lovely time preparing (not too much stress and all). I have been slacking a bit on showing you guys everything on our shelves lately. This week, I put up the last of our holiday themed works together. I have to admit though that I am really, really, reaaaally glad that the holidays are almost done so that I can get some new themes together. I’m getting a bit bored. My son isn’t too bored with it yet, but I know I wouldn’t be able to get another week’s worth of fun holiday works set up.
So, for those of you who’s kids are home from school now, or if you’re looking for a few last minute quiet activities for your preschoolers, this post is for you! I tried to keep these mostly Montessori (as per usual), but end up just going with the supplies/items/ideas that come to me in the moment. These were all easy to set up and a few were Christmas themed busy bag items from last year!
Christmas activities for toddlers and preschoolers
This buttoning ‘snake’ work came from a few busy bag activities I created last year! I was really glad to find them because Mr. Toddler has just been breezing through his shelves! It’s also perfectly timed because he is always trying to get buttons buttoned and unbuttened and buttoned again.
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We worked on our numbers mat again! We used reindeer stickers as manipulatives, or at least I intended to do it that way. Mr. Toddler preferred to just count the ‘tires’ (circles) I placed on the frames for him. He’s sometimes able to figure out numbers. When we count together, he can get the next number about half the time (1-8). Otherwise, all numbers are 3, 7, or now 5. Regardless of how accurate he is, this work was his second favourite.
Another sorting work! We’ve been loving math around here, what can I say. I simply used stickers, two bowls, and our new homemade sorting tray! Mr. Toddler wasn’t fooled though and asked for paper. I gave him 2 pieces, and he’s been diligently working on sorting the stickers onto the paper. Again, it’s fantastic fine motor practice!
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I hope you have a fabulous day!