Christmas Themed Activities for 2 & 3 Year Olds

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We have been crafting up a storm around here, so my Preschool Plans that I laid out back in August have gotten a bit off-track.  Instead of doing weekly themes for the month of December as I had planned, I ended up putting together a bunch of random Christmas Themed activities for my 2 and 3 year old.
Simple Learning Activities
So along with making tons of new ornaments for our tree, my 2 and 3 year old have had these trays to explore!  Some were more for my 3 {almost 4 year old} and some were put together with my just turned 2 year old.  Either way, they were all played with and explored!

christmas tot school activities

Christmas Tree Scissor Skills
Simple cutting activity using sheets of green foam cut up into a Christmas Tree like shape.  Little Sis worked on her scissor skills-- which she LOVES doing!
 Do A Dot Christmas Tree
Using some magnetic pom poms I made up some time ago, I made up a Do A Dot tree printable to use with them!
Letter recognition activity for my 3 year old; this was something we got to work on together and it was fun spending that time with her!
 Race to 10 Christmas Math Game
Simply roll the die and add that many manipulatives to your tree.  First one to 10 wins!
We love fine motor activities around here!  Simple activity using Velcro, pom poms, and foam cone.
Another great fine motor skills activity! All three kiddos enjoyed this one.  Works on color matching, counting, sorting, patterns, etc. etc!
Click the link for more info, but this tray was very popular with my 2 year old! Great fine motor skills involved!
Ornament Number Order & Match
I cut out five foam ornaments and had both my littles practice number recognition and counting.
I loved this activity when I saw it floating around Pinterest, so I made it up for my 3 year old.  Great way to learn the letters in ones name!
I printed out a variety of pattern block printables from PreKinders and my kiddos were in heaven!  They devoured this simple tray set up several days in a row... for long periods of time!
Miniature Bow Color Sorting Tray
With our leftover miniature bows from the wreath ornaments we made, I set up a simple sorting tray! {Random PSA: I just love love love Melissa & Doug products because of the trays! Save them!!}
Well, these trays have kept them both busy when we head down to our school room!  Many are super simple to set up, so hopefully you can put some of these together in these last few days leading up to Christmas to keep the littles busy!

Have a Merry Christmas!

For more Christmas Themed Activities we have done in the past, check out these posts:

Linking up to Tot School Gathering Place! Great way to find more Tot Activities!
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