For me the holidays are the perfect excuse to bake and consume large amounts of sugar. But at our house, when mommy is in the kitchen, everybody is in the kitchen...and our kitchen is tiny. So I thought it best to come up with a fun way to keep little hands busy. The boys really enjoyed the pumpkins I made for our fridge in October so I knew they'd love a Christmas tree and this time, I took it up a notch by turning it into a game.
|for our "game board" i cut a tree, boxes & a circle out of scrapbook paper.|
the arrow is from scrap cardboard and secured to the circle with a
paper fastener. i then stuck everything to a magnetic adhesive sheet.
|the "game pieces" are simply scrapbook embellishments stuck|
to magnetic disks *i used the magnetic disks instead of an adhesive sheet
because they are a stronger magnet*
|[close up of the spinner] since my boys are 2 & 4 i kept it pretty simple|
*you may notice i cut a wedge our of the arrow, this was done so it
it was weighted evenly when hanging in a vertical position*
|it's brought out a little of big buddy's competitive|
|the poor guy - he really dislikes it when he has to |
return a piece
|[finished game] big buddy almost always wins, lucky for us mini man|
is just happy to play
Lots more great kid friendly ideas can also be found at these link parties: Link and Learn, Weekly Kid Co-op, Montessori Monday, Hip Homeschool Hop, Preschool Corner, For the Kids Fridays, and Show and Share Saturday.