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Christmas Activity Guide

Christmas Day is in less than 7 weeks!

It is a busy busy time of year, with work wrapping up the year, school finishing, family gatherings, birthdays (thanks December babies) and Christmas events. Not to even mention the shopping, holiday preparations and everything else we seem to busy ourselves with! 

To help prepare the family for the season it is good to be that extra bit organised.

Have those ‘nothing’ moments planned so they are not forgotten and swept up with the crazy!

Our nothing moments are usually spent deep in play so here are my top choices for Christmas Craft this silly season:

Pasta Wreath

Who doesn’t love a Christmas wreath? Especially one made with teeny tiny hands!

You will need:

  • Bow pasta
  • Green paint
  • Cardboard
 
With or without your little humans help, paint the bow pasta. I popped it in a clip lock bag with the paint and shook it until it was covered.

 

Cut a wreath shape out of cardboard and using PVA glue stick the pasta down!

Bauble Balance

Simple and easy, perfect for this time of year!

You will need:

  • Christmas Baubles
  • Toilet paper rolls or cardboard tubes
 
Set the cardboard tubes out and demonstrate how to balance the baubles, to  extend you can use different size baubles and tubes
Popsicle Stick Christmas Tree

Lets throw a bit of maths into our play with a pop stick Christmas Tree!

You will need:

  • Green pop sticks
  • Cardboard
  • Yellow pom pom & decorations (optional)
 

Cut 8 pop sticks to different lengths.

Encourage your little one to arrange them from biggest to smallest.

Stick them to the cardboard.

Decorate the tree!

Blackboard Christmas Baubles

A Christmas decoration that you can change every year, yes please!

You will need:

  • Natural timber rounds (these ones are Krafters Korner and already have the hole drilled. I got them from my local dollar store)
  • Blackboard paint
  • Chalk

Paint the face of the timber rounds with blackboard paint.

Once it has dried, draw a design!

Christmas Tree Gift Card

My kids drawings are wonderful, not that I am bias, but why not turn an everyday piece of artwork into a Christmas Card!

You will need:

  • Green paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Children’s Art Work
 

Fold your piece of paper in half.

Unfold and cut a triangle in the centre of 1 half of the paper.

Fold the paper back in half and glue along the bottom and side edge to make it into a pocket.

If needed, trim your artwork to size.

Write your Christmas message on the back and slip it in!

Button Wreath

Add a splash of colour to your Christmas tree with this wonderful fine motor workout!

You will need:

  • Buttons
  • A shoelace or threading string
 
Thread the buttons onto the string

Tie the two ends together

Hang on your Christmas tree!

3D Cardboard Christmas Tree

These are super cute and make gorgeous table decorations!

You will need:

  • Cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Pencils / Textas / Paint
 
Cut a triangle out of cardboard

Trace it and cut out a second

Cut down the top of one and up the bottom of the other. As shown in the picture.

Decorate both sides of the triangles

Put them together by sliding one on top of the other!

Christmas Confetti

This is fun to do and the confetti can be used in all your other Christmas craft activities!

You will need:

  • Single hole punch
  • Red & green paper
 
Punch holes in the paper.
Pom Pom Candy Cane

A sweet little pattern game.

You will need:

  • Cardboard
  • Pom poms
  • PVA
 
Cut a Candy Cane shape out of the cardboard.

Cover with PVA

Arrange the pom poms, alternating colours

Can also been done as a wreath!

Bauble Posting

This makes me happy just looking at it!

You will need:

  • Toilet rolls
  • Cardboard
  • Hot glue gun
  • Baubles
 
Cut your toilet rolls in half

 

Arrange in a triangle on your cardboard

Secure using hot glue

Stick your cardboard to the wall with blue tac.

Start posting your baubles!

All the resources have been gathered and set aside for these goodies, I have them stored ready to go in a big tub! 

Over the coming weeks we will be getting stuck in to them, make sure you are following our everyday journey at @zaras_play_tribe to see what the kids think of them!

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