Since we homeschool, it’s always fun to combine our craft activities during the holidays with a bit of learning. We’ve been working on all sorts of things in math, but the geo-boards have seen their fair share of action lately. Instead of simply working on the flat board, we decided to take the geo-board to the next level by creating a Christmas Geo-Tree.
It’s fun, easy, and good for children ages 5 and above (with adult supervision, of course).
It’s also great for Occupational Therapy (OT) lessons, because it involves a lot of hand-eye coordination and fine motor skill work.
Easy Christmas Geo-Tree Craft
How to Make the Christmas Geo-Tree Craft for Kids
Ages: 5+ with adult supervision
Time Needed: 20 minutes
- Styrofoam cone
- Golf tees
- Green tempera paint
- Paint Prep Box
- Rubber bands
- Paint brush
- Cover your working surface with a plastic tablecloth.
- Paint the cone with the green tempera paint and let it dry.
- Push the golf tees into the styrofoam. There’s no correct way to do this, just push them in all over the tree. You could even use a toy hammer or something similar to pound the tees into the styrofoam – just be gentle!
- Hook the rubberbands from peg to peg around the tree. Again, there’s no correct way to do this. Just loop and stretch. There does not need to be a pattern. This part is fabulous for fine motor skill coordination!
- Let it dry completely and display with your Christmas decorations! You might even want to string a small strand of indoor lights around it! Just be sure the lights don’t get warm, or your styrofoam may melt!
If you decide to do this craft, snap a photo and let us know how it goes by posting it to our Facebook page!