Sunday, December 14, 2008

Preschooler Holiday Activity Fun! Gumdrop Trees!

What you will need:

1 box of toothpicks
1 heavy duty pair of scissors
1 or 2 bags of gumdrops
styrofoam cone... purchased at any craft supply shop
1 enthusiastic kid ...if you have more than one child...then double the amount of cones & gumdrops!

Cut the toothpicks in half before child starts & put the scissors out of their reach. :^)

Show child how to stick the toothpicks halfway into the gumdrop & push gumdrop into styrofoam cone. THere are no rules on how the gumdrops are to be placed on the this is totally fun!

If your child is good at following directions & learning from example...then this is the perfect activity for them. Be sure to constantly supervise your child...for ages 5 and under...gumdrops can pose a choking hazard...not to mention trying to eat a gumdrop with a toothpick sticking out of please be a responsible parent! ;^)
Have fun!

Note that I did this activity with my four year old while his younger sister was sleeping...2 years old is too young.

1 comment:

loveofbeads said...

This is terrific! I think we'll give it a try!