One of my very favorite traditions is to decorate the Christmas tree with my children each December. We eat sugar cookies, drink warm marshmallow filled cocoa, and pick out our favorite ornaments. I especially cherish the ornaments that my children have made throughout the years. This Christmas ornament with pom poms would go on my tree year after year. It’s also a great way to keep your kids busy and on task during a pretty exciting time! This easy Christmas ornament for kids will give them an opportunity to use their creative thinking and fine motor skills.
Learning About Fine Motor Skills:
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CHILDREN CAN PRACTICE FINE MOTOR SKILLS BY LEARING HOW TO FILL PLASTIC CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS WITH SMALL OBJECTS.
Besides making a holiday keepsake to display, your child will develop their tiny fingers to help with tying shoes, writing their name, and using utensils.
Using the clear, pop top ornament can give your kiddo an opportunity to use different materials and be as creative as they want. In addition to making the POM POM homemade Christmas Ornament, there are other craft ideas for using the clear ornaments.
Here are additional items your child can put inside their ornament:
- Colorful Glitter
- Colored sand
- Cotton balls
- Bouncy Balls
- Miniature Figurine
In addition to learning about fine motor skills for kids here are some more ideas for what you can teach using the Pom Pom Christmas Ornament:
- How could we share this with a friend or family member?
- How do we know how much to put into the ornament?
- How to fill clear Christmas ornaments.
- What is a material or object that would not fit in your ornament?
What Can Preschoolers Learn About Fine Motor Skills?
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THIS CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT DIY FOR KIDS HELPS KIDS USE THEIR PINCER GRASP TO HELP WITH:
- Buttoning and zipping clothing
- Taking care of personal needs
- Feeding them self
- Using scissors to cut
Why Is It Important For Kids To Be Creative?
Besides the fact that kids love arts and crafts projects, there are so many other reasons you should do art and craft activities with your child.
Building Self Confidence
Letting your child express them self and use their own form of creativity can build their self confidence and make them feel good about what they can accomplish.
It takes patience for children to make crafts. Letting glue or paint dry can be hard to wait on. Kids work on self regulation skills by creating their craft one step at a time.
How To Use This Pom Poms Ornament
CHRISTMAS GLITTER POM POMs ornament
Making this pom pom Christmas ornament is so simple. Take your colored pom poms and a plastic ornament (buy in bulk for every child) and set them out for your little elves.
Pop the top off of the clear Christmas ornament and have your kids place the pom poms into the ornament top.
Other Ways To Use Christmas Ornament Kid Craft Ideas:
Make a Gift
Have your child make this special ornament as a gift for someone they love. You can fill it with pom poms, candy canes, or even yummy smelling bath salts.
Pick a Pattern
Use two or three different color pom poms and have your child create or recreate a fun pattern for the holiday season.
Tweeze for Fun
To make the craft more challenging, give your children a pair of plastic tweezers to practice squeezing the pom pom and placing it into the ornament. These Learning Resources tweezers are our absolute favorite and we use them all.the.time.
Our Favorite Christmas Books:
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Once your child’s creativity is sparked with this fun activity, take it a step further with these engaging resources:
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