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 a sensory rich Christmas Tree Craft! I love reading a good book with Parker and then extending it out to a craft or a sensory experience!
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.
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.
Oh, how I love the way this kid loves reading books!
What are some of your child’s favorite books for the Christmas season?