Looking for hands-on fun to keep the kids occupied, learning and happy? I’ve got 20 Christmas sensory activities for preschoolers …….that’s one for every weekday, just about, for the entire month of December leading up to Christmas!
It couldn’t be easier, because there are all really easy to assemble and offer hands-on learning and open-ended play. You can feel good about breaking one out each day, and your kids are sure to enjoy it! Sensory bins are amazing for fine motor skills and critical thinking, among the many other benefits.
A few hints in general for using Christmas sensory activities for preschoolers:
-I always use a dollar store shower curtain underneath wherever the activity is happening, to make for easier cleanup.
-The rules are simple: No throwing, no dumping. If this happens, the activity goes away and the offender cleans up the entire mess (with guidance and supervision, of course.)
-The kids rule the play. You may set it up expecting them to use it a particular way, but they may come up with a bunch of other ideas. Let them, don’t try to guide it back to how “it should be.”
That’s it! Enjoy all of these Christmas sensory activities for preschoolers, and the breathing room it gives you for a little while in this busy season. Happy holidays!
Find the Jingle Bells Shaving Cream Activity from Science Sparks
Christmas Sensory Tub from The Imagination Tree
Magnetic Christmas Science and Sensory Bottle from Mom Inspired Life
Christmas Sensory Bin and Ways to Extend Learning from Fantastic Fun and Learning
Christmas Tree Sensory Bottle from Stir The Wonder
Christmas Sensory Density Tower Bottle from Teaching Mama
Peppermint Slime from Preschool Inspirations
My Christmas Five Senses Book: Free Printable from Life Over C’s
“Find The Magnetic Letter” Christmas Sensory Game from The Jenny Evolution
I Spy Christmas Sensory Bag from The Chaos and The Clutter
Bells, Bows and Peppermint Sensory Bin from Glue Sticks and Gum Drops
Jingle Bell Oral Motor Sensory Game from And Next Comes L
Christmas Tree Salt Painting from Busy Mommy Media
Christmas Cookie Cloud Dough from Little Bins for Little Hands
Nutcracker Christmas Sensory Play from B Inspired Mama
Christmas Village Sensory Bin from Happy Hooligans
Christmas Sensory Fine Motor Noodle Play from The OT Toolbox
How the Grinch Stole Christmas Slime from Schooling a Monkey
Gingerbread Rice Sensory Small World from Childhood 101
Cinnamon Christmas Ornaments from Gifts of Curiosity