My twins are really enjoying our preschool time at home. After we decorated our home for Christmas, we had an extra box of ornaments. I turned them into a fun Christmas themed preschool counting activity. This easy to make Christmas counting preschool activity with ornaments is festive!
Christmas Counting Preschool Activity
Christmas ornaments are a fun way to exercise a preschoolers fine motor skills. My children love to help decorate the tree! That really works their fine motor skills.
This fine motor activity gives preschool kids counting practice and challenges them to learn number order.
Christmas Counting Preschool Activity Supplies
Plastic ornaments (12 or more, with a smooth surface to write on)
Ribbon (about 4 feet long)
How to make this Christmas Counting Preschool Activity:
Write numbers 1-12 on each ornament (one number per ornament). Write the corresponding number word on the other side of each ornament.
Each ornament then will have a number and number word written on it.
Attach two stick up hooks to the wall about 3 feet apart or so. You need enough length to tie one end of the ribbon on one hook and the other end of ribbon on the other hook.
When the hooks are secured, tie the ribbon onto the hooks.
I hung the ornaments on the ribbon first and counted with my twins so they could see the ornaments in order. Then I asked them to take the ornaments off the ribbon and place them in the box.
They then could hang the ornaments up on the ribbon in order. My twins had a good grasp of their numbers 1-12 when we did this preschool counting activity. You can count and hang the ornaments with your child or let them work through it depending on their skill level. Then read Christmas books for kids as a follow-on activity to celebrate the season.
For older preschoolers, they can arrange the ornaments backwards. Kindergarten aged children can learn the number words by arranging the ornaments with the word side out.
This Christmas counting preschool activity is a great one to make this year for a preschooler and bring out again next year when your child is older. It teaches multiple skills.
Be careful with the ornaments as some plastic ornaments can still break if they fall off the ribbon or are dropped. Supervision is always necessary. 😊