Set up this fine motor and counting Christmas tree activity tray your preschooler will love!
While we are busy preparing for Christmas, we have been learning with these cute Christmas activity trays! They are easy to set up and get played with for quite a while. This time we have a Christmas tree tray, developed counting skills while working on fine motor skills too!
Like the Fine Motor & Sorting Christmas Trees Tray, we used pompoms, a tweezer and a felt Christmas tree cut out, together with a dice.
To play, the die was rolled to get a number. Then, that number of pompoms was added to the tree to decorate. This was done a few times to get a lot of pompoms on the tree. (My child likes linear, lol) Extend by counting the pompoms: how many pompoms do we have altogether? For an extra challenge, roll two dice and count it up to see how many pompoms to add to the tree.
The game was reversed: this time the number rolled was the number of pompoms you need to take away. A playful way to practice subtraction.
One could sort and count according to colour or size too!
This learning activity is such a fun learning tool for your preschooler or kindergartner during Christmas time!
Extend this activity by having two children play together, each with an identical tray. Add a competitive component, saying the first tree that is full, wins, or the first tree that is empty wins.
Pop over to see this fun tray activity: Sorting Christmas Hats too!
Yur child will love these activities in our Christmas Pack!
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And see how much fun Crafty Kids at Home has with this sensory tray!