Hands-On Christmas Activities for Preschoolers

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This year my daughter is 3 and I am really looking forward to doing some hands-on Christmas activities for preschoolers with her. Last year I was pregnant with our son and was so sick I could not manage much in the way of Christmas for her. I am really looking forward to our ideas this year.

Ideas for hands-on Christmas activities for preschoolers ages 3-5.

I plan on bringing out our Nativity sensory tray that I did manage to set up last year. Ellie really enjoyed this, although I think I need to make a new baby Jesus because he got lost in the craziness of last year.

Here are some other great Christmas sensory bin ideas:

I also plan on doing an Advent calendar but have not decided which one yet. I have some Advent Calendar ideas on the blog from a post I did last year.

5 quick and easy advent calendar activities for kids. www.GoldenReflectionsBlog.com

We will also be making some scented play dough and making some Christmas invitations to play and sensory trays with it. I will be sharing those later in the month and next month, but here are a few ideas to get you started.

My mom is also planning on making Christmas cookies with Ellie this year. This should be an interesting experience, but also some great practical life skills for her.

One other great idea would be to set up a wrapping station in your home with wrapping paper, tape, empty boxes, and bows and let your child practice wrapping and decorating. Great fine motor skills and also practical life skills.

For more hands-on ideas, check out the 12 Days to a Montessori Christmas over on Christian Montessori Network.

12 days to a Montessori Christmas

What are some of your favorite hands-on Christmas Activities for preschoolers??

Let me know in the comments below.

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Heather Greutman, COTA

Heather Greutman is a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant with experience in school-based OT services for preschool through high school. She uses her background to share child development tips, tools, and strategies for parents, educators, and therapists. She is the author of many ebooks including The Basics of Fine Motor Skills, and Basics of Pre-Writing Skills, and co-author of Sensory Processing Explained: A Handbook for Parents and Educators.

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