Tape Christmas Tree Activity is a fun way to develop gross motor skills by working and playing on a vertical surface this holidays. Create this simple tape activity for your toddler or preschooler and let them decorate a Christmas Tree with pom poma while developing the large muscles in their body, early math skills and more!
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How to Make a Tape Christmas Tree
- Grab your painters tape and start by placing a small rolled up piece at the top of where you want your tree to start. Make sure it’s not too tall for your child. Place another piece at the bottom.
- Stretch out a long piece of tape and stick it, with the sticky side facing out, on the two tape rolls.
- Continue adding ‘strands’ to your Christmas tree, with the top strands emerging from the one point on top and then spreading out in the shape of a triangle.
- Cut out a star from yellow or gold foam or construction paper and stick it at the very top of your tree where the tape converges.
How to Play
Place your pom poms (big or small) into a basket or bowl and invite your toddler or preschooler to stick the pom poms on the tape Christmas tree.
For toddlers, they can stick them how ever they choose. You can model language for them by narrating what they are doing.
- “You are sticking on the big yellow Pom Pom, oh and now you grabbed the small green Pom Pom to put it beside the yellow one.“
For preschoolers, you can do the same and/or have them create simple patterns with the pom poms. First you start the pattern and invite them to finish it off. Or have them create a pattern and you continue it.
Extending the Activity
Here are a few ways to extend this activity:
- Once they are done have them remove only certain coloured pom poms. Shout out a colour and they have to race to see how many of that colour they can remove in 10 seconds. This can get messy and your tape tree many come down if they get too excited.
- Create tape presents (squares made from painters tape) that they have to decorate with Pom Poms.
Age Suitability for Q-Tip Christmas Tree Activity for Kids
This activity is good for toddlers, pre-k, kindergarten aged children 2 years old and up. My kids are 4.5, 4.5 and 8 years old.
Mess Level for Tape Christmas Tree Activity for Kids
The mess level for this activity is low.
Difficulty to Create
Gross motor skills, language development, color recognition, hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, imaginative play, creativity.
Supplies Tape Christmas Tree Activity for Kids
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