Fork Painted Christmas Tree – The Pinterested Parent

Spread the love♫ Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree, this fork painted Christmas tree craft is looooovely!! ♫ We love playing around with different painting methods., especially ones where we get to paint without brushes. If…Continue Reading…


 

Build a Photo Christmas Tree for Babies & Toddlers

This post contains Amazon Affiliate links. I am really excited to be participating in a Christmas Sensory Play series this holiday season with several wonderful and creative friends! Each week we'll be sharing different holiday activities using our senses! This week we are using our sense of sight to build a beautiful and colorful photo Christmas tree for babies and toddlers! This photo Christmas tree activity is a fun way to talk about your favorite family Christmas traditions and even help babies learn family member's names. We built a photo garden last Spring that was also a hit with our little one! Often I find that I put Christmas pictures on Instagram or Facebook but I forget to print them out and hang them up for my kids to see. Kids can move the photos around, show you their favorite activities, and you can even use this photo tree as you plan your upcoming holiday activities for this season. Photos are such a great way to help little ones build vocabulary and language skills too. I was amazed how many new words we introduced to my toddler as we played with our tree! Materials Needed: Photos printed on photo paper circle punch (we have a 3.5 inch one to make our circles extra big) green poster board scissors brown and yellow paper velcro laminating sheets or contact paper laminator (optional) tape (heavy duty tape that you can stick on the wall) Directions: To get started you need to print out your photos and use a circle punch (or scissors) to cut them into circular shapes so that they look like ornaments. After than you want to laminate the photos since they'll be touched a lot by little fingers and you don't want them to get ripped right away! While the circles are being laminated, cut out a Christmas tree from posterboard. Add a star and a tree trunk using some cardstock and tape it into place. Once the circles are laminated, cut around them. Then you'll want to add velcro pieces to the christmas tree and to your photo ornaments so that they'll stick to one another. After all of the ornaments have velcro on them you are ready to set up your Christmas tree so that kids can play and explore their sense of SIGHT as they look at all of the colorful photos! My kids loved working together to assemble the tree and move the photo ornaments around. My oldest (age 6) had fun telling my youngest (age 2) all about the different things that were happening in each photo since the toddler was only one last year and doesn't remember much about Christmas! My kids enjoyed savoring the photos of their favorite holidays treats and plotting which ones they want to make this year. I think my husband already agreed to make their favorite candy cane cookies with them later today! Once the kids were done hanging all of the photo ornaments then they would pull them down again and put them back up in different places! I especially loved looking at photos when each of the kids were super small and tiny around Christmas time. The activity brought back so many fun memories! Check out these additional Christmas sensory play activities from our creative friends... Throughout the next several weeks we'll be bringing you a SeeHearTouchTasteSmell Christmas Sensory play series, featuring creative activities that help children to explore the season using their senses. This week’s activities are all focused on using our sense of SIGHT. Here are several of the other activities shared this week! Cathy at NurtureStore has an awesome colorful Sensory Christmas Tree Craft. Kate at Picklebums has some printable Christmas glasses you can explore Christmas photos or favorite holiday sights with. Christie at Childhood 101 has a printable Christmas charades game for you to play together as a family. Ana at Babble Dabble Do has some cool Christmas optical illusions which challenge children to think about what they think they can see. Meri at Meri Cherry shares some neat DIY Santa binoculars so you can be on the look out for Santa. Do you have any favorite Christmas activities you've tried using your sense of sight? I'd love you to share them with me!


 

How to Make a Christmas Eve Box | Blissful Domestication

We introduced the tradition of the Christmas Eve Box when the kids were babies, but this year I made my own instead of just using a cardboard box!


 

Holiday Paper Plate Crafts

What can you make with a paper plate ? So many things! Here, you will find a collection of utterly adorable holiday crafts for kids , all made using pap…


 

Christmas Tree Puffy Paint

This amazing, 2 ingredient Christmas Tree Puffy Paint is such a fun way for kids to create Christmas tree crafts. Fun for all ages!


 

7 Easy Dollar Tree Christmas Activities for Toddlers & Preschoolers

You know that feeling when you walk into the Dollar Tree for one quick thing and then you’re bombarded by new, fully-stocked, floor-to-ceiling Christmas galore? That just happened. For less than $20, I left the store with SEVEN different engaging Christmas activities for my toddler to enjoy! 7 Easy Christmas Activities for Toddlers (that you ... Read more7 Simple & Festive Christmas Activities for Toddlers (from Dollar Tree!)


 

How to Make a Snowman Hat Ornament

Kids of all ages will enjoy making this DIY popsicle stick Snowman Hat Ornament for Christmas. Such a cute and easy craft idea for the holidays!


 

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No Mess Smush Painting for Toddlers | Happy Toddler Club #toddlercrafts Easy toddler art project idea! Whether your toddler is 12 months, 18 months, or 2 years old, this art project makes the perfect indoor activity. It's even great for babies and preschoolers! This simple no-mess art project can be completed on a canvas, paper, greeting card, you name it. This is one toddler paint craft you will be excited to display! #crafts for toddlers easy year old


 

Gingerbread Man Craft

Gingerbread cookie cutter craft. Simple Christmas craft for toddlers or preschoolers!


 

Scoop the Ornaments Holiday Sensory Play for Toddlers

Are you looking for Christmas sensory play activities? Make an Ornament Scooping bin! Your kids will thank you! This ornament scooping activities is a great holiday sensory idea for toddlers.


 

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45 Christmas Crafts for 3 Year Olds! - How Wee Learn

These Christmas crafts for kids are perfect for preschoolers. Loads of craft ideas: ornaments, Christmas tree crafts, candy canes, decorations, santa, TONS!


 

Christmas Tree Craft for Toddlers - PLAYTIVITIES

Finger-painting Christmas tree is perfect Christmas tree craft for toddlers. It has so many benefits for them and they LOVE it.


 

7 Easy Dollar Tree Christmas Activities for Toddlers & Preschoolers

You know that feeling when you walk into the Dollar Tree for one quick thing and then you’re bombarded by new, fully-stocked, floor-to-ceiling Christmas galore? That just happened. For less than $20, I left the store with SEVEN different engaging Christmas activities for my toddler to enjoy! 7 Easy Christmas Activities for Toddlers (that you ... Read more7 Simple & Festive Christmas Activities for Toddlers (from Dollar Tree!)


 

Popsicle Stick Snowman Hat Ornaments - Crafty Morning

These cute little popsicle stick snowman hat ornaments were made by Becky Greathouse’s daycare kiddos! They would make great Christmas gifts for parents! You can get the full directions here. Make sure to follow Crafty Morning on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram or subscribe to our Weekly Newsletter! :) This post may contain affiliate links, read our […]


 

Free Printable Elf Photo Puppet

This winter turn your child into Buddy the Elf with this free printable elf craft for kids. They'll have so much fun with this DIY puppet!


 

Easy Printable Christmas Elf Craft for Kids to Make

Decorate the classroom or the Christmas tree with this cut out elf Christmas craft template! Easy for toddlers, preschoolers and kindergartners!


 

12 Easy Christmas Crafts for Toddlers - Happy Hooligans

Easy Christmas crafts for kids to make. All 12 of these homemade Christmas ornaments are easy, affordable, and use very basic craft supplies.


 

Easy Christmas Crafts For Kids (That Are Low Prep, Too!) |

Easy Christmas crafts for kids that can be prepped quickly and that won't frustrate your kids. DIY ornaments, cards, advent calendars and crafts for kids.


 

Popsicle Stick Snowman Hat Ornaments - Crafty Morning

These cute little popsicle stick snowman hat ornaments were made by Becky Greathouse’s daycare kiddos! They would make great Christmas gifts for parents! You can get the full directions here. Make sure to follow Crafty Morning on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram or subscribe to our Weekly Newsletter! :) This post may contain affiliate links, read our […]


 

Christmas Crafts for Toddlers lots of fun ideas


 

Santa Handprint Craft

How adorable is this goofy little Santa handprint craft? If you look closely, you can see that the Santa is made up of an upside down handprint, with the bottom of the palm colored red


 

Best Easter Science Activity

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Thumbprint Reindeer Frame - Kid Craft For Christmas

Today's Thumbprint Reindeer Frame gift idea is sure to be a real winner in the gift department and it won't break the bank either!


 

50+ Christmas Crafts for Kids

Over 50 of the Best Christmas Crafts for Kids - santa, reindeer, snowmen, snowflakes, elf, christmas trees and more! Easy Christmas craft ideas for kids.


 

Easy Paper Roll Rudolph Christmas Craft | Arty Crafty Kids

This super cute Rudolph Christmas Craft is a nice easy craft for the festive season. Perfect for toddlers and preschoolers,and it all starts with a twig hunt


 

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Christmas Paper Plate Gingerbread Man - Kid Craft Idea

Paper Plate Gingerbread Man Kid Craft - not only cute and fun for an afternoon Christmas activity but he's also super easy & really inexpensive to make.


 

No Mess Smush Painting for Toddlers | Happy Toddler Club #toddlercrafts Easy toddler art project idea! Whether your toddler is 12 months, 18 months, or 2 years old, this art project makes the perfect indoor activity. It's even great for babies and preschoolers! This simple no-mess art project can be completed on a canvas, paper, greeting card, you name it. This is one toddler paint craft you will be excited to display! #crafts for toddlers easy year old