Christmas Tree From Cones
This holiday season keep your kid engaged amidst all the festive chaos.Let’s get started…
Christmas tree is an inevitable part of Christmas celebrations. So here is a super quick & simple version of the Christmas tree. Let me quickly take you through the activity.
AGE GROUP – 10 months onwards
- Thick paper sheets (I used an old brochure lying around & tore its pages)
- Green paint
- Paint brushes (optional)
- Stickers of stars (optional)
TIME REQUIRED FOR ACTIVITY PREPARATION – 15 Minutes
HOW & WHAT TO DO
- Form a cone/funnel out of the thick paper. Cut out a circle from the thick paper, cut a triangle wedge out of the circle, bring the cut sides of the circle together and stick the edges. Step by step instructions of forming the cone HERE
- Make several such cones of varied heights & base circumference.
- Give your child a background about Christmas tree. Read HERE
- Give these cones to your child & some green colour.
- Let the child paint these cones with green colour
- After the painting is done, give your baby some stickers to stick on the cones as Christmas decorations.
- Let the child explore with different sizes cones, stack one over the other, play around with the sizes, let it be a free play session after this.
- Geometry/Maths – Learning 3D shape – cone
- Language building – explore & talk about big cone, small cone, tall cone, short cone
- Stacking & balancing skills
- Painting is a skill in itself, it enhances creativity & concentration. It is a great sensorial experience too.
- Stickers help build fine motor skills & concentration
CAN SOME MATERIALS BE REPLACED?
- Instead of store bought paints, you can use edible paints if your child is still mouthing. Curd mixed with edible colours make a nice finger paint
- Paint brush is optional. I gave my son paint brushes but he chose to do finger painting on the cones.
HOW TO TWEAK FOR YOUNGER KIDS
- Use edible paints
- Use puffy/foam stickers that peel easily
HOW TO TWEAK FOR OLDER KIDS
- If they can cut, offer them plastic scissors to complete the cutting act
- After they colour the cone green, offer them other colours for embellishments
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