Montessori Christmas: Christmas Treasure Basket & Weaving Ribbons {day 3}

Christmas Treasure Basket

Once we opened our box of Christmas decorations I pulled out a few things that would be safe for Otto to play with and explore without breaking. It wasn’t as much as I was hoping, but I like to work with what I have on hand instead of buying new items for every season.

Here’s what’s in our Christmas treasure basket:

Treasure baskets are a great way for babies to explore the world around them.

Weaving Ribbons

For Joey, today we tried weaving ribbon and he did an awesome job. I wasn’t sure if he had the patience to handle the fine motor skills involved with weaving over and under though the metal rack.

I did the first ribbon and said, “Over and under” as I wove the ribbon. He picked up the next ribbon and followed suit, even saying “over and under, over and under.”

It was a good first start to weaving. I’m thinking we may try making a woven placemat out of construction paper sometime.



Only 2 days left to enter the giveaway for the train stacking puzzle! And on Friday the 2nd giveaway is announced!


Making any Christmas crafts this season? Come link-up and share on Saturday!

2 comments… add one

  • Jennifer Altman November 30, 2011, 11:03 am

    I am so glad I found your blog! Love it! I’ve been trying to come up with some activities for my 1yr old and you have lots of great ideas! I have been working on a Discovery Basket for Christmas for him, lots of great ideas you have here! I may ‘steal’ some, but will be sure to link back. I also pinned your ’12 days of Montessori Christmas’. Love it! Hope you’ll stop by and visit me sometime!

    • Jessica November 30, 2011, 6:11 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Jennifer! 🙂

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