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Winter and Christmas activity recommendations for children

Winter and Christmas activity recommendations for children

Even though the snow still does not show itself to us, the winter season continues its existence with cold weather. The first thing that comes to mind when it comes to cold weather is to be confined to indoor spaces… I have compiled some activities that will help them have fun especially during the days of home conviction, which is quite boring for young children. If you want to do something fun, creative and instructive with your child, I suggest you take a look at the following activities. Good luck with…

Activity 1:

Let's make a snowman:

What do we need?
• Pet cola bottle, small bottle cap
• Cotton, foam
•Button
•Fabric
• Cardboard, glue, scissors, gilded paper

How are we going to do?
The pet cola bottle is cut away. The bottle is filled with cotton and shaped as a snowman. The eyes of the buttons, the nose of the cartons, the hat is formed from a small cap. It can be decorated with fabric or gilt paper. The piece of fabric is cut into a long rectangular shape and made on horseback. Foam is crumbled around to make snow particles.

Activity 2:

Let's make a snowman table:

What do we need?
• A deep container, glue, starch, flour
• Button, fabric, broom wires
• Rectangular or square board, cardboard, varnish, felt-tip pen, scissors

How are we going to do?
In a deep bowl, flour, glue and starch are mixed until the consistency of yogurt. Snowman shape is drawn on the square blackboard. The prepared mixture is shaped with a brush on the board. The mouth and nose are cut from the cardboard. Eyes and clothes are created from buttons. The hat is made of cloth. The broom is made of broom wires and the accessory of the snowman is completed. After drying, varnish is applied on it.

Activity 3:

Let's make a snowman 2:

What do we need?
• Cotton, fabric, shiny glitter
• Button, pasta, adhesive
• Yogurt or canned lid

How are we going to do?
Cotton is adhered on a round, large lid to form a snowman. The eyes of the buttons, the mouth of the pasta, the hat of the fabric and the scarf are completed. Bright glitter is poured on it.

Activity 4:

LET'S CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT:

What do we need?
• Any circle-shaped object
• Crepe paper, ribbon, dried flower, glitter

How are we going to do?
The circle is wrapped in crepe paper. Bow made with ribbon. A glossy glitter can be applied by applying adhesive. If there is a dry flower or artificial flower, it can be placed in the middle of the bow or on the edge of the created circle.

Activity 5:

LET'S CHRISTMAS CARD:

What do we need?
• Potatoes, plates
• Brush, watercolor, thick cardboard, felt-tip pen

How are we going to do?
The cardboard is cut to size by reducing the size of the postcard, making it a Christmas card. Christmas card can be decorated with potato prints. In order to print potatoes, the patetes are cut in half. A Christmas tree, a star or a candle is drawn on the inside with a felt-tip pen. The portion of the potato outside this shape is cut neatly. The mold is now ready for potato printing. The smooth surface of the mold is painted in the desired colors. The cardboard to be printed is prepared. The potatoes are thoroughly pressed on the card before the water color dries. The reason that the potato mold is pressed well is that the paint can be transferred completely to the card. Then the paint on the card is allowed to dry. Now your Christmas card is ready !!!

Source: Fun Activities with Residual Materials, Gülşen Sarı, Morpa Kültür Yayınları, 2004.