Monday, 28 November 2011

Christmas activities

(Goblin is 25 months)
Its not even December yet and already I'm feeling festive. So I decided to make a few Christmas themed activities for Goblin's shelves.
 This is my Christmas house - Ok its not very Christmassy, especially as it has roses up the side which aren't even seasonally accurate. But it does come with sparkly snowballs to pop down the Chimney. You could use pompoms and pingpong balls to make snowmen or santas but I had a broken Christmas garland and wanted to do something with the sparkly balls.
 I put velcro under the roof so it can open up to retrieve the balls. 
 My second activity is posting Christmas trees into a parcel. I intend to do this as a counting game. Goblin really enjoys trying to count, although he isn't very good at anything except 2 and 3. But its a good start. The trees came with some wooden train tracks that we got from Tescos.
And finally as Goblin is slightly addicted to his tongs I have a tonging jingle bells activity.  And he can do some colour naming at the same time. These bells came from a craft shop and are a bit bigger than normal bells and make a lovely sound.
I'm sure I'll be doing a few more Christmas posts before the big day, but that will keep me going for now. Can't wait to put the tree up.

I'm linking this to Montessori Monday, Sunday Showcase, Kids Get Crafty, T.G.I.F and Hey Mom, look what I did

10 comments:

  1. What a great house and I like the idea of 'posting' snowballs! I love reading your blog so I'm passing on an award to you, you can check it out here http://happywhimsicalhearts.blogspot.com/2011/11/award.html

    Cheers, Kelly

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  2. Super cute activities! Love the house - what a CLEVER idea! I also wanted to invite you to link up at mY TGIF linky party - http://livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com/search/label/Linkey%20Parties
    Beth =-)

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  3. I love the house... it's adorable!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

    ~MiaB
    www.mamamiasheart2heart.com

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  4. Kelly Thanks so much for the award. I'm going to have to discover some new 'new' blogs, I think I may have exhausted my current supply with the 15 i had to choose for the Versatile Blogger, but hey thats all the more fun.

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  5. Hi, came via Montessori Monday. Our toddlers are a similar age! Love your house! I think I will try to make one as well as a posting present- so cute.

    I haven`t even started planning our christmas activities really yet but I did finally put together an advent calendar- hopefully I can use this weekend to get everything else in order.

    Have a great week!

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  6. What a fun idea! Thank you for sharing your ideas with us on The Sunday Showcase

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  7. That house is TOO CUTE! I also am going to pin the bell activity...my daughter goes to OT and this would be perfect for her! Adorable and simple....LOVE this! I'd love for you to come share at my new Linky Party, Thrifty Thursday! I'm trying to link up free or nearly free educational activities and lessons...I hope you'll come check it out and maybe link up! http://www.playingwithwords365.com/2011/11/thrifty-thursday-linky-party-1/

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  8. What an adorable house! And what great activities. So much fun. :-)

    Thank you for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!

    Maggy

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  9. Your Christmas house and tonging bells are great activities! Thanks so much for linking up with Montessori Monday. I added your post to my Montessori-Inspired Christmas Activities at http://livingmontessorinow.com/2011/11/28/montessori-monday-montessori-inspired-christmas-activities/

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  10. The house is fabulous! I love the activity, and can be tailored to so many times of the year. And the tong activity looks like so much fun. I think I am going to have to make the parcel activity for Bug on a small scale for our plane ride in a couple of weeks. It would certainly help pass our 3 hour layover!

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