Celebrate the holidays with children by introducing them to fun Christmas activities for kids. Let them find the Christmas trees in this easy sensorial activity.
Christmas Tree Activity for Kids
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Sensory stimulation fosters children's neurological development. Stimulating the brain is very important since the motor, linguistic, cognitive, and emotional functions depend. When we see or hear sounds, we do not really see or listen to our senses; we do it with our brain.The brain associates and gives meaning to all the information we perceive.
In childhood, 85% of the brain develops, meaning that children have almost set all the neurons they will have for the rest of their lives. The correct stimulation of the senses is critical at this age since children's brains have plasticity.
Meaning that the brain can thoroughly learn and develop different skills necessary for children to lead a healthy life. That is why children born with a cognitive or motor disability should take therapy at an early age. Through education, children can learn the abilities they did not receive at birth.
Human beings perceive all information through the senses. Sensory stimulation allows the brain to perceive more details. If we are talking about a child’s development, mostly, that is how their intelligence will develop. Through sensory stimulation, children learn to explore and understand the world around them.
When children interact with their environment. They learn from everything they see, feel, hear, movements, shapes, colors, and peers. That is why we must provide children with spaces enriched with stimuli to develop their cognitive skills and strengthen their affective relationships.
THEME: CHRISTMAS ACTIVITIES
HOW DO WE DO THIS ACTIVITY?
Topic: Sensory stimulation/Christmas Tree Activity for Kids
Age: 2-4-year-old children
Goal: Through this Christmas activity, kids will stimulate their touch and sight senses, and they will recognize new textures.
Difficulty level: Basic. Children must do this Christmas activity for kids autonomously while exploring and by following instructions.
- Figures identification
- Textures identification
- Hand-eye coordination
- Following instructions
- A plastic bowl
- Colored rice (about ½ cup of each color red and green)
- Tiny Christmas trees
Put the rice into the plastic bowl.
Introduce the trees unto the bowl.
Children must look for the trees in the bowl and take them out of there.
Sensorial container with rice and tiny Christmas trees. Christmas activities for kids.
HOW TO CARRY OUT THIS CHRISTMAS ACTIVITY WITH CHILDREN OF OTHER AGES?
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN UNDER 2 YEARS OLD
Christmas Tree Activity for Younger Children
You can carry out this kids activity with younger children. It is unnecessary to change the materials because it is a sensory activity. However, children under two must not use small objects since they tend to put everything in their mouths and get hurt. In this case, you can omit the colored rice and use something more appropriate.
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN OLDER THAN 4
Christmas Tree Activity for Kids
You can also do this Christmas activity with older children. To increase this sensory activity's difficulty level and carry it out according to the children's abilities, you should use smaller objects the same color as the rice. Children have to search more accurately for objects that are inside the container. Because the objects are the same color as the rice, the searching process could be difficult.
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VIDEO DESCRIPTION - THE HIDDEN CHRISTMAS TREES
In this video, you will find a detailed description of the activity "THE HIDDEN CHRISTMAS TREES," designed for2-4 years old children. A sensory activity with rice and Christmas trees will be done. Here, the children had to take out the little trees and some seeds from the container.
This christmas activity will allow the children to develop skills such as figure identification, texture identification, concentration, hand-eye coordination, and following instructions. The materials they will need to develop the activity area plastic bowl, rice colored green and red, and tiny Christmas trees.
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