Friday, December 09, 2011

Toddler Activity: Christmas Tree Magnets

I saw this activity in the toddler activity Bible The Toddler's Busy Book and thought it would be great thing to make since baby food jars and lids are one thing I have in abundance!

  • Lids from baby food jars--at least 10. 
  • Felt--green, brown (for trunk), yellow (for star at top), other colors can be used too if you'd like to make 'balls' for the tree.
  • Tacky glue or hot glue gun.
  • Magnet strips. 
  • Scissors.
To make: 
  • Make circles by tracing the lid onto felt. Cut out.
  • Glue felt circles into lids.
  • Let dry.
  • Attach magnet strips to backs with glue.
  • Let dry.
  • Give to eager toddler and watch her have a great time with the magnets!
This obviously is great for the front of the refrigerator but would also make a good table activity when used with a cookie sheet. 

Due to sickness, Toddler Girl has not yet tried out this activity but I'm pretty sure she will like it very much! I think Big Brother (age 6) will like it too. Because an older child will enjoy making different patterns and shapes, I plan to make more of these in green and other colors for more possibilities for him.

A simple, fun and cheap activity for that busy little toddler!

1 comment:

Katie said...

Very cute! My daughter saw this and said, "I'd like to make that!" :)