Day 3 Montessori-Inspired Christmas Activity: Snowflake

Make Merry With Snowflakes

Now that Christmas is over, this winter season, let’s plan some interesting activities with snowflakes! Read more about snowflakes HERE. There are multiple activities in this article so pick and choose what could interest your child.

 

SNOWFLAKE THREADING ACTIVITY

 

AGE GROUP – 1.5 years onwards

I got hold of this awesome wooden snowflake threading toy from ‘Skola Toys’ – a classy threading board, shaped like a snowflake with an icicle shaped needle. Threading is a fantastic fine motor skill activity. It is a delicate yet simple operation that is very effective in improving dexterity because the child has to use both hands simultaneously. It is extremely soothing and addictive making children want to spend more time with it. This awesome toy builds concentration and increases attention span as well.

Alternatively you could also make a DIY snowflake threading toy by drawing and cutting out a snowflake on cardboard and punching holes into it at various places. For the needle, you can use a pipe cleaner or shoe lace. And your cheap DIY threading toy is ready!

 

EAR BUD SNOWFLAKES

 

AGE GROUP – 1.5 years onwards

 

TIME REQUIRED FOR PREPARATION – 10 Minutes

Just cut three ear buds into halves and poke them inside a piece of playdough to form a shape of snowflake. I used white playdough to give it a more realistic feel. It is again a great fine motor skills activity & increased concentration too.

 

CRAYON RESIST SNOWFLAKE ART

 

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AGE GROUP – 8 months onwards

 

TIME REQUIRED FOR PREPARATION – 10 Minutes

A fun simple art activity to create snowflakes! Draw snowflakes on a piece of thick white paper using a white crayon. Press the crayons hard, it will resist the water color better. Then give this paper to your child to paint with light blue watercolor. The crayon resist effect will show up a gorgeous snowflake from behind. For babies who still mouth everything under the sun, you can use edible color – food color mixed in water. It is a wonderful sensory & art experience.

 

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