My daughter had so much fun with this activity. To create this Toddler & Preschool Friendly game you first start by creating a Christmas Tree to place the lids on. We chose a white piece of paper so that we could see the colors more at first. Then we sponge painted our tree a few days later for more fun. This week we might even cover it with Clear Contact Paper sticky side up and hang it up for another dimension now that she understands the concept.
It’s time to Decorate the Christmas Tree!
Let them create their own decorations on the tree. Have your child place the lids randomly. Observe what they try to do first. If they hesitate model for them. Then see if they can select only one color or type from the pile of lids. You can encourage your child to make patterns for lights. See if they can line the outline of the tree or add ends to the branches. The are all great for building fine motor skills, visual discrimination and problem solving.
If your child is having trouble getting started go ahead and draw circle on the tree for your child to have specific spots to match the lids onto. This is great for one to one counting skills and fine motor skills. This can even become a counting game for older Tots!
Do you have any more ideas with lids for the holidays?