A Sensory Rich Christmas Tree Craft

The Christmas Tree Farm, by Ann Purmell, is one of the new holiday reads here at Praying For Parker. And with a great new book, comes some great new sensory rich Christmas Tree crafts.

felt Christmas Tree pattern, tinsel pom-poms, fabric glue are all items need for a sen

The supply list is simple: green felt, a star, fabric glue, and these tinsel pom-poms.

I found the Christmas Tree pattern at www.childcareland.com. I love sites that have downloadable templates. Even my stick people hang their heads in shame.

I let Parker play with the felt tree first.  We went though or descriptive words like, “green” and  “rough”.  I had him trace the outline of the felt tree, and we signed Christmas Tree several times.  Remember, we are going for a sensory rich Christmas Tree craft experience.

Next I placed BIG globs of fabric glue on the tree, and let Parker choose a pom-pom to place on the tree.  He worked so hard to get each pom-pom in the exact right place.  SUCH a difference from when he would just grab a handful of something and huck it.  You could do this Christmas Tree craft  with buttons too!  I chose these tinsel pom-poms because of their great texture.


A sensory rich Christmas Tree Craft

The Christmas Tree farm tells the story of a family that works all year long, planting, pruning, measuring and tagging trees.  From the day after Thanksgiving until Christmas Eve, people will come from all over to find just the right tree.


The book, A Christmas Tree Farm, is a new favorite of Parker, from www.prayingforparker.com

 Oh, how I love the way this kid loves reading books!


Parker reading a book.



About Tammy and Parker

Special Needs Blogger, and homeschooling Mom, heavily involved in advocacy for all kids with special needs in Utah.


  1. I LOVE this idea!!!! And I love that you are tieing your crafts in with books! I think it is such a good way to capture the language-rich experience of literature. I think Parker agrees!

  2. Great activity … and I like the book tie-in! I featured your post at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page and pinned it to my Kids’ Christmas Activities Board at http://pinterest.com/debchitwood/kids-christmas-activities/

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