Advent Activities (5th December)

Christmas Role Play!

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I’ve actually got 2 ideas for you today (aren’t I good to you!?) Both are ideas for a bit of role-play fun this December.

Turn your role play area into Santa’s Workshop!

Who doesn’t like to think about those little elves getting everything ready for the big day? Why not let your children help with making and wrapping some ‘gifts’? This kid of play is great for fine-motor, co-ordination, and concentration skills, not to mention of course, wonderful imaginative play!

Items you can add:

  • Wrapping paper
  • Old gift tags, ribbons, bows…
  • Sticky tape
  • Scissors (safety scissors will work!)
  • Cardboard boxes (or anything the children can wrap and unwrap)
  • Tools (pretend OR real – depending on the age and stage of your children and how brave you are)
  • Pieces of wood
  • Junk modelling items

Don’t forget to make the whole area really Christmassy with plenty of tinsel! I’m sure your children will help you to decorate. You could even add those wonderful paper chains that you made on December 1st!

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Turn your role play area or writing table into a Christmas Post-Office!

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This is a time of year where we write and send lots of letters and cards! That means it’s a great opportunity to allow your children to practice their writing and mark making skills.

Don’t forget to make your own little post box! All you need is a large box painted red and decorated however you like. Add a slot for posting and voila! Added bonus if you make a door for taking the letters out again – I always forget!

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Items you can add:

  • Envelopes
  • Paper
  • Pens and pencils – the more different kinds the better! Chunky/thin, coloured/ black and white, long/ short…
  • Stampers
  • Stickers
  • Old Christmas cards & gift tags
  • Stamps – you can cut these off old envelopes

 

 

Have a great day!

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Previous Doors:

Day 1: Paper Chains

Day 2: Reindeer Cam

Day 3: Salt-dough Ornaments

Day 4: Letters to Santa

 

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