Monday, 17 November 2014

Alphabet Christmas Tree

In Australia it is getting hot and water play is a large part of the outdoor programme. This activity combines three of my favourite things.....recycling, water play and Christmas.



MATERIALS
Laundry scoops


Plastic bottle tops


Water Trolley ( or if you prefer, a sensory tray filled with rice or similar)

Some material or a plastic tablecloth ( something that you can draw on with a permanent marker- not a water based marker as it will run if it gets wet)


HOW TO MAKE YOUR ACTIVITY
Write the letters of the alphabet on the bottle tops with a permanent marker.



Draw your Christmas tree and trace around the bottle tops to make the 26 alphabet lights.



Write the letters of the alphabet in order from the top of the tree to the bottom.


NOW THE FUN PART !!!
Encourage the children to take turns to scoop out one bottle top with a laundry scoop.



Get the children to name the letter they scooped and put it in the correct position on the tree.
Keep fishing until the children have collected the entire alphabet.





Admire your Alphabet Christmas Tree.
Niccola

5 comments:

  1. this is a great way to tie in fun and learning to a holiday theme! I bet my daughter will love this. Pinning!

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  2. This is fab! The kids must have loved it! Thanks for sharing #momslibrary

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  3. This is my kind of fun! Awesome sauce. Thanks so much for sharing with the #pinitparty. Have pinned x

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  4. This is so fun! My son would absolutely love this. Pinning!

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  5. How simple, and so much fun...a clever way to keep cool. Thanks for sharing at the Outdoor Play Party.

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