Day 9 Montessori-inspired Christmas Activity With Your Toddler
There is nothing like a happy toddler eating his meals joyfully. Day 9 activity of this Christmas series will focus on practical life skills, which might encourage your toddler to happily eat up what’s served on his/ her plate. Practical life activities develop life skills, independence, help in coordination of movement, aid in development of child’s intellect and concentration. Read HERE to know more about the importance of practical life activities
AGE GROUP – 1.5 years onwards
- Few slices of bread
- Butter knife
- Chocolate & grater (optional)
TIME REQUIRED FOR ACTIVITY PREPARATION – 5 Minutes
HOW and WHAT TO DO
- Cut some triangles and brown edges from the bread slices
- Take out some confectionery in a bowl
- Put some melted butter in a bowl and present it to your child with a butter knife. Let your child apply the butter on the triangular slices after you demonstrate him once
- Arrange the triangular slices in the form of a Christmas tree by involving your child in whatever capacity you can, according to the age, interest and skill set. Make the tree trunk using the brown edges of the slices
- You can grate some chocolate over the slices if you want
- Encourage your child to place confectionery on to the tree as its decoration
- Talk about Christmas trees in general. You can also show pictures of Christmas tree so that your child is able to relate to this bread Christmas tree
- Enjoy the feast, I am sure your child will be super interested in eating up this edible Christmas tree
- Practical life skills of spreading butter with a butter knife
- Sensory experience of the entire edible Christmas tree
- Fine motor skills while your child arranges the triangles in the form of a tree
HOW TO TWEAK FOR YOUNGER KIDS
- Give them butter coated triangular slices on a high chair/ booster chair to explore, eat and have fun with. It is a great sensory experience and they develop the skill of self feeding too.
HOW TO TWEAK FOR OLDER KIDS
- You can ask them to cut the shapes of the slices themselves.
- If they can, give them a grater and they can grate some chocolate over the slices.
- You can ask them to form a tree completely themselves without any adult intervention.
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