I created these with J-jo (2) in mind. So far, only Bear (4) has gravitated toward them. J-jo thinks the mini presents are candy. And he squirreled away all the erasers from the second photo for his own purposes.
Color sorting presents (Bear NEVER wanted to sort as a 2 and 3 year old, so I should have expected J-jo to be the same).
Sorting the Christmas erasers. As stated above., these erasers are now elsewhere, getting better use. 🙂
Tweezing the candy (from a mini tree garland that I cut up) into the paint tray.
Bear loves the idea of candy (she hardly gets to eat it) and of course gravitated to this often since I’ve set it up.
Putting lollipop (also mini tree ornaments) into floral foam (Dollar Tree). Another favorite of Bear’s. The only tray attempted by J-jo.
Necklace making tray. Yet to be used.
Pattern block Christmas mats from prekinders.com
. She has other Christmas printables we may use.
That’s all for now. I’m sure we will add to this. I dumped anything else Christmas related around the house into the bin I normally use for sensory bin for them to just use in play (things like red and green silvery pompoms and the extra candy and presents from the above trays).
Next week we’ll be doing gingerbread related activities but I think I’ll just leave these trays out until Christmas.