Are you looking for simple, cheap, educational DIY activities for Christmas & New Year for kids? Then this is the right place where I am sharing 18 FREE Christmas & New Year themed Montessori inspired educational, art & craft & engaging activities for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners & these can even be done by elder kids. I have touched upon various aspects of Christmas – Nativity Story, Christmas crafts, celebrations, music, carols, etc.
It is important to rightly tell our kids the reason why we celebrate these big festivals. It helps to inculcate positivity & good values in them. And it is equally important to learn about various peripheral practices & celebrations of a particular festival. To celebrate the birth of Jesus, Christmas is marked by Christmas trees, Santa Claus, stars, lanterns, gingerbread, snowman, candy canes, jingle bells, wreaths, gifts, colors like red, green & white and lots of good food, music & much more.
I will take you through an 18 days journey – one activity for kids every day, based on the Christmas & new year theme. These activities will be really simple but engaging & enriching. The goal is to have lots of fun, bonding and also focus on the key areas of skill development like fine motor skills, gross motor skills, practical life skills, logical reasoning, cognitive skills, maths, language building, sensorial exposure, understanding the culture and art & crafts. I will also guide you on what existing materials at home you can use easily for these activities, from where you can buy other supplies for the activities, how much time do you require to prepare the activity, how do you set up the activity, what skill areas a particular activity will focus upon, how you can tweak the activity based on your child’s age & skill set, lots of pictures & handful of links to follow more such stuff if you wish to and some books & music recommendations too! The activities will mostly by targeted to kids of age 1.5 to 4 years but you can easily tweak them to suit older kids as well.
Day 1 – Christmas Tree Activity
Day 2 – Sorting Activity
Day 3 – Transferring Activity
Day 4 – Decoration Activity
Day 5 – DIY Puzzle
Day 6 – Matching Activity
Day 7 – Treasure Hunt
Day 8 – Gross Motor Activity
Day 9 – Practical Life Activity
Day 10 – Nativity Story Activity
Day 11 – Music Activity
Day 12 – DIY Blocks Puzzle
Day 13 – Jesus Manger Activity
Day 14 – Threading Activity
Day 15 – New Year Practical Life Activity
Day 16 – New Year Sensory Activity
Day 17 – Montessori Style New Year
Day 18 – Working In Kitchen With Your Toddler