Montessori Christmas: Crushing Paper & Decorating a Tree {day 2}

November 29, 2011

in 12 Days of Montessori Christmas, Infant/Toddler Activities, Preschool Activities

One day down…eleven to go! Onto today’s activities…

Crushing Paper

This is a fun activity for the older infant/younger toddler. I cut leftover Christmas tissue paper and wrapping paper into squares, and let them crush it. When I did this with Joey, I left the paper in an open basket, but since Otto is still putting everything in his mouth I used a tupperware container.

 

Decorating a Tree

This is always a fun activity for kids. We have a small 1′ tree. You can usually find them pretty much wherever there’s a Christmas tree or a craft store. I used plastic miniature ornaments and instead of the standard wire hook, I cut a chenille stick into pieces and wrap it through the hole. It’s easier for Joey to handle and safer than finding metal hooks floating around the living room.

I also have a light-up necklace that we use as the tree lights. There are a few other random ornaments in the basket as well. We have another work making a candy cane out of beads that will be added to this little tree as ornaments when Joey finishes them.

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Thanks for joining in with 12 Days of Montessori Christmas! I’d love to hear what ideas you have and what’s showing up in your home.

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