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Trim the Tree Dramatic Play for Preschoolers

My preschoolers are excited each December when I bring out our miniature Christmas tree and ornaments. This exciting activity sparks imaginative play and nurtures the development of those tiny finger muscles, enhancing fine motor skills. Just take a peek at our snapshots capturing the magic of hanging small ornaments onto the tree—see how those little hands maneuver, working those small hand muscles while perfecting eye-hand coordination. Read below about setting up your own trim the tree dramatic play for preschoolers.

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Trim the Tree Dramatic Play for Preschoolers

Trim the Tree Dramatic Play for Preschoolers

Here’s what you’ll need to join the festive fun

  • A petite tree from your local craft store
  • Adorable non-breakable ornaments (ours are from The Dollar Tree)
  • Strings of beads (we repurposed necklaces that worked like a charm!)
  • Jingly bells
  • A handy tray for easy access
  • string of beads – ours were necklaces that were taken apart
  • bells
  • tray

Oh, and the girls added a charming touch with curling ribbon from the Holiday Wrap Cutting Bin—what a fantastic idea!

Trim the Tree Dramatic Play for Preschoolers

Decorating a miniature tree is a fantastic way for children to embrace the holiday spirit hands-on. They love using the tree during imaginative play or even swinging by for a quick tree decorating session during free play time.

Trim the Tree Dramatic Play for Preschoolers

Let’s be real here—it’s not always picture-perfect. Sometimes, the tree tips over, and the decorations get all tangled up. But you know what? That’s a part of the beauty of real life!

Trim the Tree Dramatic Play

Trimming the tree never fails to be a hit, especially around Christmas. I keep the tray out all month, switching up the ornaments, so there’s ample time for everyone to explore and get their chance at being a tree decorator.

Trim the Tree Dramatic Play

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Last update on 2024-06-05 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Trim the Tree Dramatic Play
Trim the Tree Dramatic Play
Trim the Tree Dramatic Play
Trim the Tree Dramatic Play
Trim the Tree Dramatic Play

Miniature Christmas Tree and Ornaments for Dramatic Play

Last update on 2024-06-05 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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janeenkay

Friday 12th of December 2014

you're such a great teacher.

Tracy

Thursday 11th of December 2014

This is brilliant Stacy and the photos are stunning. I am going to have to set this up for my boys.

Stacy

Friday 12th of December 2014

Thank you Tracy!