Busy this holiday season? Me too. But when my toddler is busy learning and playing – he is sooooo much happier. Here are a few Holiday Learning Activities for Toddlers that we have been doing.
Holiday Learning Activities for Toddlers : STAMPING
This is great for fine motor strengthening. Grab a blank piece of paper and let them stamp to their hearts delight.
Holiday Learning Activities for Toddlers : Putting objects in numerical order
We I also worked on putting numbers in order. He is not at that learning stage yet. Then, I would take away one snowman and give it to him. I would ask, “Where does the number __ go?” We would start at number one and count up until we found the space for the missing snowman. “That’s right, that is where the number __ goes.” I would say. My son still only counts up to 2 on his own, but he isn’t very verbal in general, so I am hoping his skills will shine soon! These snowman came in a huge pack at Michael’s. A friend gave them to us for crafting and we had some leftover, so I made this activity up. I am planning on going back and changing the number of buttons the snowman has using white out or permanent marker to represent the written to help with number sense as well as number recognition and order.
Holiday Learning Activities for Toddlers: Beginning Sounds
He did love this matching activity. I would put on letter box up, say the letter and the sound and ask him to find the match. He did this very well and repeated the letter names and sounds! I think this activity was from one of my Mailbox Magazines. When my daughter was 2 we printed up and made a whole bunch of Christmas “learning games” and activities. I put them in a huge zip-lock bag in my Christmas boxes and have pulled them out every year. She has outgrown them, but my little one hasn’t. It was like winning the lottery when I pulled out all the things I had already made. I haven’t had to make or print much this year at all!
We’ve played with and in boxes a ton this week! They are great for developing imagination and creative play.
We also made macaroni ornaments by gluing uncooked noodles onto shapes. When the glue is dry, I spray them with gold spray paint and the kids hang them on the tree. We also made these trees and talked about longest and shortest!
I hope your learning week was as delightful as ours!
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