Today, I am so excited to be participating in the 12 Days of Christmas blog hop! There are tons of amazing Christmas ideas shared by some fantastic bloggers!
I am sharing a Montessori inspired fine motor activity with several variations.
My husband made a sort of geoboard for us!
How to make your own Christmas tree geoboard
He used a block of wood and nails in the shape of a Christmas tree. To get the shadow, you can use a cut out of a Christmas tree and spray paint. My husband used a wooden cutout and a small blowtorch.
This idea doesn't need to be used per se for the holidays - you can easily do the same thing in any shape or form! I love the theme for this time of year though!
This type of idea is so easy to make, but is a wonderful way to get little fingers working, as developing many other skills. These include:
- fine motor skills
- hand eye coordination
- shape recognition
- prewriting practice
The first variation we did was simply using rubber bands. However, there are many ways to use this board! Christmas decorations and little knickknacks serve the same purpose, but also allow creativity when exploring this board.
We also used a beaded chain (from the Christmas decoration stash in the attic)
As well as ornaments
Y also exercised his own creativity and got out some nuts and washers to use as ornaments!
Lastly, we also used some fake ivy. The idea was to bend it into whatever shape or form Y wanted.