Christmas is beginning to take a form in our house. It’s been a longer process than previous years, but we are getting there.
Sugar Plum’s tot school Christmas is taking form as well. She’s been loving all the new activities!
Here’s a look at what we have on her shelves this Christmas season.
Color Matching Lights
She has loved these. I’ve been searching all over to find where I had downloaded these, but I cannot find them! They are adorable so I am on a mission to find them, then I will let you know where you can print them as well!
I started with them all in one bin, but after a bit of playing, I realized they were hard for her to focus on because they were constantly sliding around the floor.
To remedy this issue, I put some velcro dots on the pieces and attached one side of the light to a piece of cardboard and then added one dot to the spot next to it. This has allowed her to actually match them up and have them stay where she puts them.
Nativity Scene Cards and Size Sort
She has been loving these as well. I printed these cards from 1+1+1=1 and laminated them.
She has been pulling them out and putting them back in the container daily. She also loves to find Jesus and is saying Jesus now which is adorable!
Little People Nativity Scene
We love our Little People Nativity Scene. This is probably one of the best things (second to books) that we have bought for the kids Christmas activities. It has now had 4 years of use and they love it every time we bring it out. The big kids love it as much as Sugar Plum so it’s been fun to watch them all interact with the pieces.
Number Counting Cards
These counting cards are adorable and can be found at From ABC’s to Acts.
Sugar Plum has been playing with these and we have been saying the numbers and counting the items on the cards.
Playdough and Cookie Cutters
Sugar Plum loves moving things from one bin to another so this has been a loved activity. Two containers and a bunch of ornaments. Simple and wonderful!
This is a fun Rudolph puzzle I’ve had for years. I put the uppercase and lowercase letters on the puzzle pieces for the other two kids to use in recognizing the combinations. While Sugar Plum is a bit to small for a puzzle like this, she had fun working with the pieces while the older two worked together on their own Christmas puzzle.
Books are always a staple around the house, and I try to put books in a bin for Sugar Plum that correspond to the theme. The book bin right now has a lot of books about winter.
We have a sleigh full of Christmas books as well. These are a mix of big kid books and toddler books and she loves looking at them all. We also are reading these as a family throughout the season.
Painting with Water
This was a fun activity that she could do while I was making dinner. She loved making a water mess and seeing the colors appear.
Decorating the Christmas Tree
What Christmas season is complete without help from kids decorating the Christmas tree. Sugar Plum had a blast helping the older two decorate this year!
So far our Tot School Christmas is going well! I am sure I will be adding things and tweaking things as the season progresses. As for now, it seems to be a hit with Sugar Plum!
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