I’m always on the hunt for a fun christmas activity.
Since my youngest insists on pulling down all of the ornaments from our tree, I thought that a christmas tree for my kids to decorate on their own would really help. But, we kept working on making christmas ornaments instead…which only added to the problem! That’s why I love our theme for the Light and Reflection Series today because it motivated me to set up this easiest ever christmas activity for kids. You can set it up right now with just a few simple materials!
By the time my preschooler woke up, she was ready to line her tree with the foam ornaments. She insisted that we have a big star and brown ornaments for the base of the tree. While she isn’t old enough to cut out the ornaments, older kids can cut out ornaments for themselves or their younger siblings, too!
Materials for the Easiest Ever Christmas Activity
- Foam Sheets
- Painter’s Tape
- Paint Brush
How to Set Up this Christmas Activity
I started by making a large triangle with painter’s tape. I eyeballed the triangle, but you could draw a triangle with a dry erase marker first if it would help.
Make the rectangle for the base of the tree.
Cut out circles from your foam sheets as the ornaments.
Put out a cup of water with a paint brush.
Kids can paint the foam with water and it will stick to the window.
Kids can pull them down and restick them over and over and over!
Note :: I first saw this genius idea from Fun at Home with Kids and thought it was pure genius. A big thanks to Asia for always inspiring us to be more creative with our kids!
I love that both my *almost* 2 year old and *almost* five year old can both do this christmas activity together.
Bonus :: the ornaments on our real tree didn’t move all afternoon long…now, that’s a success!
Check out the other posts in this series!
Retelling The Mitten on the Light Table – Still Playing School
Arctic Animals Small World on the Light Table – Where Imagination Grows
Christmas Science on the Light Table – And Next Comes L