I’m sure you’ve seen these big felt trees all over the internet. I remember having something similiar when I was a child. It’s a fun hands-on tree for toddlers to play with. The felt ornaments stick right to the felt tree and are repositional. Here’s my educational take on this fun activity. I’m like that Deceptively Delicious cookbook. Instead of hiding veggies in my child’s food, I hide education in my child’s play. Logan had a blast with this activity and I love how excited he gets when I say that it’s time for “Tot School Tuesday”!
Activity: Christmas Tree Color Matching
(learning objective: identifying colors and sizes, matching)
1 Yard Green Felt
Primary Color Felt (4+ different colors)
Cut the green yard of felt into a Christmas tree shape and attach to the wall with double sided tape. Cut the primary colored felt into different sized circles (I made 4 circles per color). Have your child sort the colored “ornaments” into colors or sizes. This activity worked best when I placed 1 circle of each color on the tree and had my child match and place the remaining circles on top of the circles on the tree. As you go, point out colors and sizes.
Tot School Tuesday Co-host: Kara of Mine for the Making (visit her blog for preschool aged activities)
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