A Big Christmas Tree No-Mess Sensory Play Activity for Kids

If your kids are like my kids then they love putting their hands on the Christmas tree, this time you don’t have to worry because…

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If your kids are like my kids then they love putting their hands on the Christmas tree, this time you don’t have to worry because ornaments wont break, a mess wont be made,  and they can play as much as they want during this Sensory Activity. I have been counting down the days until Christmas because I have had this Christmas tree sensory play idea in my head since summer and it’s finally December–yay! In order to make this activity extra fun we ditched regular plastic bags and went large scale with a simple thing I picked up at the grocery store (all grocery stores should have them) to make this activity large because sometimes bigger really is better, and better is more fun–right!?!

A Big Christmas Tree No-Mess Sensory Play Activity for Kids: Kids love putting their hands on the Christmas tree and this time you don't have to worry because ornaments wont break, a mess wont be made, and they can play as much as they want during this fun sensory activity (Preschool, Kindergarten, Toddler, December, Sensory Bag)

Suggested Books:

The Biggest Christmas Tree Ever-affiliate link

A Wish to Be a Christmas Tree-affiliate link

The Little Fir Tree-affiliate link

A Big Christmas Tree No-Mess Sensory Play Activity for Kids: Kids love putting their hands on the Christmas tree and this time you don't have to worry because ornaments wont break, a mess wont be made, and they can play as much as they want during this fun sensory activity (Preschool, Kindergarten, Toddler, December, Sensory Bag)

Supplies:

Clear cellophane triangle shaped flower bouquet sleeve (I found mine at the grocery store next to the flowers) If you can’t find them you can use these small cellophane treat bags-affiliate link to make mini Christmas trees. Each kid could have their own to play with!

Green duck tape-affiliate link

Cheap shaving cream

Green food coloring

Small items that are not sharp

Directions:

Tape the outside edges of the cellophane triangle to reinforce the sides.

A Big Christmas Tree No-Mess Sensory Play Activity for Kids: Kids love putting their hands on the Christmas tree and this time you don't have to worry because ornaments wont break, a mess wont be made, and they can play as much as they want during this fun sensory activity (Preschool, Kindergarten, Toddler, December, Sensory Bag)

Fill the inside of the triangle with shaving cream and green food coloring. I mixed the shaving cream in a bowl with the food coloring, and then placed it in the bag.

A Big Christmas Tree No-Mess Sensory Play Activity for Kids: Kids love putting their hands on the Christmas tree and this time you don't have to worry because ornaments wont break, a mess wont be made, and they can play as much as they want during this fun sensory activity (Preschool, Kindergarten, Toddler, December, Sensory Bag)

Place small items inside the triangle for kids to move around and decorate the tree. We used milk caps.

A Big Christmas Tree No-Mess Sensory Play Activity for Kids: Kids love putting their hands on the Christmas tree and this time you don't have to worry because ornaments wont break, a mess wont be made, and they can play as much as they want during this fun sensory activity (Preschool, Kindergarten, Toddler, December, Sensory Bag)

Squish the air out of the triangle. Fold the bottom of the triangle several times and then tape securely with the duck tape. To add to the Christmas look I cut out a brown paper tree trunk and a yellow paper star and taped them to the top and bottom of the tree.

Let kids gently squish the Christmas tree and move the objects inside with their hands.

A Big Christmas Tree No-Mess Sensory Play Activity for Kids: Kids love putting their hands on the Christmas tree and this time you don't have to worry because ornaments wont break, a mess wont be made, and they can play as much as they want during this fun sensory activity (Preschool, Kindergarten, Toddler, December, Sensory Bag)

 

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A Big Christmas Tree No-Mess Sensory Play Activity for Kids: Kids love putting their hands on the Christmas tree and this time you don't have to worry because ornaments wont break, a mess wont be made, and they can play as much as they want during this fun sensory activity (Preschool, Kindergarten, Toddler, December, Sensory Bag)

Thanks for playing with us today. If you enjoyed this idea please pin & share it with others so they can enjoy it too! Love, Katie & the Kiddos