Sensory Saturday: Decorating Mini Trees
How was your Thanksgiving, friends? I hope it was full of joy, laughter, and gratefulness! One of the best parts of Thanksgiving for me is the realization the Christmas is right around the corner. With Black Friday shopping, snowfall, and Christmas music everywhere, it is beginning to look a lot like Christmas. 🙂
With that, I will present one of the simplest sensory activities you can do with your kids getting ready for the holidays. Just let them help you decorate the Christmas tree. Think about the different textures – ornaments, lights, tinsel, pinecones, stars, garland, etc. There are a multitude of sensory opportunities while doing your normal Christmas decorating. Don’t forget about baking Christmas goodies and all that they can do to help with that.
I have started thinking about what we want to do in the month of December leading up to Christmas. Do you have a list of traditions that you enjoy every year?
We haven’t gotten fully into the Christmas decorating spirit but I was able to give the kids their own tiny Christmas trees to decorate. They had a great time and loved having their own trees to do. They gasped in delight at each other’s when they were done. It was so much fun for me to watch and they enjoy being in charge of their own things.
This is just the very beginning of our decorating and I can’t wait to get the kids involved in every aspect this year! Last year, we had a gate up around our tree and THIS year, they will be hands on with everything.
What type of holiday-themed sensory activities would you like to see us try? Comment below and we might feature your idea in our next Sensory Saturday blog post!
Happy holidays and much love,
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