Are you looking for a Christmas activity for toddlers? Check out how you can do "cookies in the water."
When discussing sensory stimulation, we talk about the information we receive through our senses and nervous system. When children are born, they perceive information from their surrounding environment, and they start learning. That’s why sensory stimulation is important.
Some parents think children without special needs don’t require stimulation. However, all children need to develop their cognitive, motor, and affective processes.
Don’t forget children will naturally receive stimuli from their surroundings, contributing to their development. Imagine all the things children can achieve when doing sensory activities. They will develop not only their senses but their personality, emotional bonds, and intellectual abilities.
A child does not need special materials to stimulate their senses. Remember, they are already being stimulated by what they see, listen to, feel, touch, or taste. It is recommended that when doing these kinds of activities, the child be in a quiet place, so they feel comfortable and safe.
THEME: CHRISTMAS ACTIVITY FOR TODDLERS
HOW DO WE DO THIS ACTIVITY?
Topic: Sensory stimulation
Age: 2-4 years old
Goal: Stimulate children’s sense of touch, sight, and smell.
Difficulty level: Basic. This Christmas activity was designed to be done autonomously by following an adult’s instructions.
- Sense of touch, smell, and sight development
- Textures acknowledgment
- Following instructions
- A bowl of soapy water (It is best to use a tear-proof bubble bath or shampoo, so if the child rubs their eyes, they don’t get soap in them.)
- Glittered foam pieces in different colors
- A pencil
- A towel
Draw gingerbread cookies on the foam.
Dip the cookies into the soapy water.
The child will then remove the cookies from the soapy water.
Gingerbread cookies with bubbles. Christmas activity for toddlers.
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HOW TO CARRY OUT THIS CHRISTMAS ACTIVITY WITH CHILDREN OF OTHER AGES
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN UNDER 2 YEARS OLD
You can do this Christmas activity for toddlers with younger children when they are taking a bath. You can put different toys or objects into the bathtub. Then children can find the objects and remove them from the water with their feet—an excellent way to stimulate them and develop emotional ties.
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN OLDER THAN 4
By increasing the difficulty level, this Christmas activity for toddlers can be done with older children. You can create a puzzle and put the puzzle pieces into the soapy water. Then, children must look for each one and put the pieces together.
VIDEO DESCRIPTION – COOKIES IN THE WATER CHRISTMAS ACTIVITY
Here you will find a step-by-step video explanation of the “COOKIES IN THE WATER” Christmas activity for toddlers. This gingerbread activity was designed for 2-4 years old children. It is a sensory activity where children will play with soapy water and gingerbread cookies made with foam sheets. That helps them develop touch, smell, and sight senses, acknowledge textures, focus, and follow instructions. They will need a bowl with water and soap, glittered foam sheets, scissors, a pencil, and a towel.
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