I am so excited to share a collection of Christmas activities with you today! If your kids are like mine, we are Christmas Carol maniacs. We love to have them playing at all times from the day after Thanksgiving through New Years. (And belt them out in the car!)
Tomorrow, I’m hosting a few of the most creative kids’ activity bloggers as we share Christmas Carol sensory bins! Each blogger is taking a Christmas carol and creating a sensory bin or sensory small world based on their carol. Picture kids of bloggers all over the world playing in sensory bins, exploring a Christmas-y small world, and singing along to their favorite carols…and then you can re-create these sensory bins all season long!
Sensory Bins and Small World Imagination Play
Sensory bins are such a great way to explore the tactile sense through imagination and creative play. Sensory bins can focus on any topic or theme and peak a child’s interest through the imagination. While playing in a sensory bin, kids can work on so many skills!
Sensory bins help with:
- Fine motor skills
- Tactile defensiveness
- Language development
- Taste exploration (with taste-safe sensory bins!)
- Olfactory exploration
- Arm strengthening (extending arms for a period of time during play works those arm muscles and core body strength.)
- Learning through play (Add sight words, math, or literacy to sensory bins.)
- Visual Perceptual skill development
Christmas Carol Sensory Bin Ideas
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Use the Christmas modified paper handwriting pack to work on handwriting, letter size, letter formation, and legibility with meaningful and motivating activities:
- Letters to Santa
- Wish List
- Holiday To-Do List
- Shopping List
- Thank You Notes
- Recipe Sharing
- Winter Writing Prompts