Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Holiday Tree Activity

The holiday season is a really busy time. There's decorations to hang, gifts to buy and wrap, and parties to attend. Not to mention all the baking, phone calls for plan making, and actually trying to find time to enjoy it all. It's a wonder my clothes are cleaned even if they aren't folded. With the giant list of things to do, I'm sorry to say the blog may be neglected. I'll still try to post as often as my sanity will allow but probably not as frequent as usual.

Another thing the holiday season means (at least in most of the US) is cold temperatures. Trips to the park are less frequent and indoor activities become the usual. Here's an activity that I tossed at two toddlers yesterday (Linus and his cousin M) that actually kept them occupied and working together for an eternity in toddler time (which translates to a good 15 minutes).

All I needed were three things: mini artificial Christmas trees (I got mine at Michael's a few years ago), pipe cleaners, and assorted pom-poms. Simply tell the kids they are to decorate their tree, demonstrate to get them started, and then hand it over. There's no glue needed, the decorations stick to the tree all by themselves, and kids can do this activity again and again.


Jo from Dixie said...

What a cute and clever idea! I never would have thought of that. I just might have to try that with Ella. I think she would have a ball. Enjoy your holidays. We're traveling to KS this year. It's been about 5 years since we were there. It's about time.

Anderson Fam said...

Cute idea! Bailey would love that. She has decorated a mini tree in her room. At the top she hung her tree topper, Princess sign from her wall, too stinkin cute!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

That is adorable. My boys have a faux tree in their room--they keep making ornaments for it.