Do you need to entertain your little ones during this busy holiday season? No problem, here are five amazing activities that are all Christmas themed and very educational for mental growth and development.
Pass The Bow
Pass around a gift wrapping or present bow to teach young children about patience and taking turns. You sing a Christmas song while passing around the bow until you stop the song and whoever has the bow last gets a present from under the tree. Continue until all children have a present in their lap.
Set up a craft table full of supplies to create a “stocking journal,” which is essentially a stocking shaped journal that they can decorate and draw what they think Christmas is all about and what they would like to have in their stocking.
Guess The Gift Box
Take a large or medium sized box, wrap it up like a Christmas gift but leave the bottom open so you can place objects underneath it. This is a guessing game that can be quite challenging, but still fun. Children guess what’s under the box through clues (and if you’re inclined, they get to win that item).
Similar to a sack toss game that many children are familiar with, except the box is meant to look like a Christmas tree and kids can take turns to throw in plastic, unbreakable ornaments into the holes in the Christmas tree for points or just for fun.
Candy Cane Ring Toss
Again, a similar game but with a Christmas twist! This one features candy canes that can be easily tossed for points or just for fun like the other games mentioned. Then, the candy canes can be eaten later on after the game.
Dorothy Hastings is the Director of First School, which are three preschool and child care centers located throughout Southern California. First School provides a hands-on approach to preschool education and Child Care programs that emphasizes all around child development. In addition to their intuitive academic approach, First School also focuses on developing a child’s social skills and self-confidence, which is made possible in their intimate learning atmosphere.