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I hope you enjoy these simple and fun Christmas activities for toddlers. These are a great place to start to get your child into the Christmas spirit. Let me know if you try any of these Christmas Activities for Toddlers on Instagram  or Facebook Handprint Reindeer This is so simple, but a great keepsake to remind you of how small their little hands once were. Simply, paint their hand with brown paint and press down onto paper. Once dry, glue on a red pom pom for the nose and two googly eyes. Use a marker to draw the cord of Christmas lights around the border of the page. Your child uses finger paints to create the Christmas lights.     Festive Invitation to Create. One of the most popular Christmas activities for toddlers are tinker trays. In the tray are a bunch of various craft supplies like pipe cleaners, pom poms, jewels, ribbon, feathers and gift bows for your child to tinker with. It’s an open-ended activity that allows your child to create something out of the materials provided.   Christmas Stocking! This is a fabulous festive fine motor activity for toddlers. It is really three activities in one. To begin, cut a rough stocking shape out of felt. Your child

There are numerous fine motor activities for toddlers that you can easily do at home. Fine motor skills are small movements of muscles that involve using the hands and fingers together to execute movements such as pinching or grasping. These types of movements are essential for toddlers to practice. It helps them to learn to do everyday tasks like buttoning a shirt or tying shoelaces. The fine motor activities I am sharing with you use items commonly found in homes, are low prep and budget-friendly. My Top Fine Motor Activities for Toddlers. Play Dough Fine Motor Activities. Firstly, manipulating the play dough uses lots of the smaller muscles in the fingers and hands. Children can poke, squeeze, flatten, pull, chop, cut, roll, or squash it. It is a never-ending tactile experience for all children that aids in many aspects of their development. You can add other elements such as stones, sticks, dry pasta, and cookie cutters and to increase creative play possibilities. Some play dough activities for toddlers include: Poke play dough with individual fingers. Hammer (child´s hammer) pasta into play dough. Play ‘Hidden Treasure’. Hide small objects in the play dough and then try to pull them out. Make holes in pretend cookies or

Lisa Forsythe

Teacher, mum and author of Simple Activities for Toddlers: A Practical Play-At-Home Handbook for Parents.