Have fun with preschoolers by making crafts to stimulate their skills and creativity. Check out the instructions to this easy paper Christmas tree craft for kids.
Christmas Tree Activity for Kids
FREE PRINTABLE WORKSHEETS
Aside from doing the paper Christmas tree craft activity give children some fun worksheets too. Click the link below to download and print our free printable Christmas tree worksheets for preschoolers.
When we talk about enhancing and developing children's learning, we must consider children's vital processes to learn adequately. Please remember that the brain is being developed at an early age. Those skills that we do not grow at this age are complicated to learn and master later in life. Everything that we do not use will atrophy and gets useless, so it is vital to stimulate children's brains.
Learning to pay attention and maintain focus is of the utmost importance to strengthen learning processes. Through it, boys and girls will get new knowledge, which promotes new brain connections. However, developing children's attention is not easy because children are born with a disposition to perceive all stimuli. Sometimes they become overstimulated and have trouble concentrating on a single task. As the brain develops, children learn to omit some stimuli and focus on specific things.
When children make crafts, they are doing an activity that provides excellent benefits for their physical, cognitive, and emotional development. Thus, they are undeniably enhancing memory and attention processes, directly influencing learning. When doing a craft rather than theoretical, it is much easier for children to focus since they create with their own hands and actively participate in their learning process.
Crafts strengthen cognitive processes, such as attention and concentration. Children should focus their attention only on the handcraft to be able to make it. With time and practice, this process will be easier for them to strengthen memory since children have to remember the instructions given for elaborating the craft step by step just like this paper Christmas tree craft.
THEME: PAPER CHRISTMAS TREE CRAFT
HOW DO WE DO THIS ACTIVITY?
Topic: Handcrafts/Christmas Activity for Kids
Age: 4-6-year-old children
Goal: Kids will develop mental processes such as attention, focus, and memory.
Difficulty level: This paper Christmas tree craft activity is designed to be done autonomously and independently by following an adult's instructions.
- Following instructions
- Hand-eye coordination
- Hand and finger movements accuracy
- Two green bond paper sheets or construction paper
- Different colored paper circles previously made
Make a cone with one of the green bond/construction paper sheets, glue each end so that the cone does not open.
Cut off the excess paper at the bottom of the cone.
Fold a section of the other green sheet all the way across.
Cut out the paper following the mark you made when folding it. Keep doing this to make several equal strips.
Use the strips of green paper you just cut, and slightly cut the edges so that they all have a fringe (pieces cut apart), but do not cut all the way to the end. You are going to use scissors to curl the loose edges.
Glue all the strips on the cone, creating the tree's leaves.
Glue the colored circles all over the tree and a star on the top.
A handcraft for preschoolers. Easy paper Christmas tree craft.
HOW TO CARRY OUT THIS PAPER CHRISTMAS TREE CRAFT ACTIVITY WITH CHILDREN OF OTHER AGES?
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN UNDER 4 YEARS OLD
Christmas Tree Activity for Younger Children
Younger children can complete this paper Christmas tree craft activity. It is necessary to lower the difficulty level, considering the abilities of each child. It would help if you do the cone with paper and give it to the child with colored beads and colored cotton balls. The child can glue the colored beads onto the cotton balls. These will be the Christmas tree lights. After the glue has dried, the child can then glue them on the cone.
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN OLDER THAN 6
Christmas Tree Activity for Kids
It is unnecessary to change the exercise or materials to carry out this paper Christmas tree craft activity with older children. Maybe children under six would need an adult's help, but older children can do it independently.
WATCH THE STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS HERE
VIDEO DESCRIPTION - A PAPER CHRISTMAS TREE CRAFT
In this paper Christmas tree craft video, you will find the step-by-step of the "A CHRISTMAS TREE CRAFT" activity, designed for 4-6-year-old children. A Christmas tree craft was made using different techniques such as cutting paper with scissors and pasting circles.
This kids activity will allow children to develop concentration, memory, attention, following instructions, hand-eye coordination, and hand and finger movements accuracy.
The materials needed to develop the paper Christmas tree craft activity are two green bond paper sheets or construction paper, scissors, glue, and different colored paper circles previously made.
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