Are you looking for Christmas activities for preschoolers? Where's Santa Claus is a fun sensory play project, check out how to do this Santa Claus activity below.
A frequent question we ask ourselves as parents is how we can enhance our toddler's development. There is a way we can help them improve their growth in each dimension and improve neuro-connections at this age. It is through sensory stimulation.
When we talk about senses, we talk about eyes, nose, mouth, skin, and ears. But why is sensory stimulation so important? Our learning is 100% dependent on the sensations perceived by the world around us. Through senses, we perceive information that will be processed in our brain and transform it into knowledge. The more stimuli children receive, the greater their ability to learn.
Nowadays, movement is considered a sense and is called the sense of movement or vestibular sense. Through this, we coordinate our head and body movements, changing position and involuntary movements that we make when walking, running, riding a bike, etc.
How can we stimulate the senses in children? Let us remember that children will always receive stimuli. When they are born, they start learning from everything they see and feel.
The place where children grow up must be calm and loving, where they feel safe and confident. That will influence how they assimilate information. We help them to identify sounds and improve their vocabulary when we talk with them or when we make them listen to different sounds.
A daily task, such as taking a bath, can enhance their sense of touch. The skin always perceives stimuli.
To improve the sense of sight, we can use materials of different sizes, shapes, and colors.
The sense of taste and smell work together. The more contact children have with different scents, the more likely they are to try new foods at mealtime.
Please remember that sensory stimulation is crucial. Human beings learn from their environment. The more motivation they perceive, the more neuro-connections children will build.
From ages 0 to 6, 80% of the brain's development occurs, influencing how children will learn in the future.
THEME: ACTIVITIES FOR PRESCHOOLERS
HOW DO WE DO THIS ACTIVITY?
Topic: Sensory stimulation
Christmas Activity for Preschoolers
Goal: Through this Christmas activity for preschoolers, kids will enhance and stimulate their senses.
Difficulty level: Basic. Children complete this Santa Claus activity for preschoolers by exploring autonomously and independently.
- Texture recognition
- Color recognition
- Flour (enough to cover the bottom of the plastic container)
- Food coloring (let the child decide which color to use)
- A clear, plastic container
- A Santa Claus image small enough to fit under the plastic container
Pour the flour into the plastic bowl.
Add a few drops of food coloring to the flour.
By using their hands, the child will mix the flour with the food coloring.
If using a separate container for mixing, pour the flour into the clear plastic bowl. Place the Santa Claus beneath the plastic bowl. The child will need to push aside the colored flour with his/her hands to see Santa Claus.
A sensorial plastic bowl with colored flour to look for Santa Claus. Fun Christmas activities for preschoolers.
FREE PRINTABLE WORKSHEETS
Coloring is fun activities for preschoolers. After the sensory activity here are some worksheets that kids will love. Click the links below to download our free printable Santa Claus coloring sheets.
HOW TO CARRY OUT THIS CHRISTMAS ACTIVITY FOR PRESCHOOLERS WITH CHILDREN OF OTHER AGES
Santa Hide & Seek Activity for Toddlers
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN UNDER 2-YEARS-OLD
To carry out this Santa Claus activity for preschoolers with younger children, you should consider the child's abilities and development processes. You can put several objects into the plastic bowl, not too tiny to avoid accidents. Then, the child will use their hands to search the flour to find the hidden items.
ACTIVITY CHANGES FOR CHILDREN OLDER THAN 4
You can do this Christmas activity for preschoolers also with older children. To increase the difficulty level, they can use the flour to write words according to the image you show them. That way, children will improve their literacy. To do this activity, children should have good motor skills in their hands and finger movements.
VIDEO DESCRIPTION – WHERE IS SANTA CLAUS? CHRISTMAS ACTIVITY FOR PRESCHOOLERS
You will find the detailed description of the "WHERE IS SANTA CLAUS?" Christmas activity, designed for 2-4-year-old children. Here you will stimulate children's senses using a plastic bowl with flour to search for Santa Claus or other objects. The abilities they will develop are texture recognition, color recognition, and focus. They will need food coloring, flour, a plastic bowl, and a Santa Claus image.
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