Playdough & Bead Christmas Trees
This Christmas season, get your kiddos involved in a fun fine motor playdough activity. This is an excellent way to help develop fine motor skills that can also be extended into a math activity.
- Large batch of green playdough
- Christmas tree cookie cutters
- Pony beads
- Rolling pin
Gather your supplies. Place beads in a small bowl, roll playdough into a round ball to make it easier for your child to roll using rolling pin.
TIP: Get creative with different colored playdough or cookie cutters
Start by rolling the playdough into 1-2 inch thick sections. Use cookie cutters to make the Christmas Trees.
TIP: Create patterns or rows for a visual motor challenge
Encourage pushing the beads into the playdough with all fingers. When done, ask child to count the number of beads, remove and place back into bowl.
TIP: Use tweezers to remove beads and place on tree for added challenge
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