Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year for sights and smells. From the neighborhood lights at night to the smells of cookies baking in the oven. This Preschool Christmas Tree craft idea combines the sense of smell, sight, and touch using dried seasonings such as oregano, dill, rosemary, parsley, and cilantro.
It is an easy to do craft for kids of all ages!
Herb Christmas Tree Sensory Craft for Preschoolers
Lesson Objectives: Create an Evergreen Tree symbol with a variety of sensory materials.
Materials Needed for Evergreen Tree Craft Ideas
- Dried herbs
Directions for Evergreen Tree Craft
- Print or draw the outline of a Christmas tree.
- Cover the inside of the tree with glue. Use a paintbrush to get a consistent thin coating.
- Encourage the child to decorate the tree with dried green herbs. The trunk can be decorated with a brown hued
- Discuss the colors, textures, and smells of each spice as the child adds them to the tree.
This Evergreen Tree sensory craft activity would also work well at different times of the year. Have the child cut their sensory tree out and add it to a winter scene for a craft activity in January or February. Encourage them to draw forest animals to create a woodland habitat, bringing science into the creative exploration project as well.
Contain messes by doing this Evergreen Tree Craft idea in a shallow bin or Tupperware container.
Make a sensory tree and play-dough creativity station
Explore evergreen trees
For More Preschool Tree Themed Activities from the PLAYful Preschool Team:
Egg Carton Christmas Tree Math Puzzle by Still Playing School
Evergreen Tree Sensory Craft by The Educators’ Spin On It
Evergreen Tree Math Activity by Mom Inspired Life
Preschool Songs: Down by the Tree Farm by Growing Book by Book
Collaborative Pine Tree Process Art by Fun-A-Day
An Evergreen Nature Hunt by Rainy Day Mumm