Easy Christmas activities are our jam!
This is a classic activity of using Christmas bows for fun learning activities for kids.
If you have a pack of bows that you will be using to wrap Christmas gifts, here is a fun activity you can try with them before you use them for the holidays.
I’ll be sharing below exactly how we went about it and how you can too!
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And, that my friends is all you will need for this activity!
Counting Activities for Preschoolers (and Toddlers) yay!
Not only will this simple Christmas counting activity work for preschoolers, it will also work for toddlers and for kids too!
This is the one thing I LOVE about these activities..
They can be used in a variety of ways, for a differentiated set of ages!
Toddlers can count the bows from 1-5.
Maybe, they can talk about the colors too!
You can help them by pointing out the colors of the bows.., “This is a red bow.” and “This is a green bow.”
Then, they can follow along and point to the red bows and the green ones!
A wonderful way to learn about colors with bows!
Preschoolers can create patterns with the bows.
So, maybe you can start out a fun pattern with an AAB or ABA or ABB connotation.
Lay out a red-red-white bow in that order two times and ask them which bow color comes next?
This is a wonderful way to learn about patterns.
Counting in preschool can be so much fun!
Preschoolers can also count the bows, but maybe instead of counting from 1-5, they can count from 1-10.
Another fun way to play and count with bows is to measure yourself.
That is what we tried this time around with this simple bow activity.
It is a wonderful game that can be played by bigger kids too such as kindergarteners or for kids in general.
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Number Games for Preschoolers
How we went about using Christmas gift wrapping bows for counting:
Lay down on the floor or stand up next to a wall.
Then, add Christmas bows on your side from your toes to your head to count how many bows it took to measure you!
My girls had so much fun with this measuring and counting bow game.
My oldest was 17 bows and my youngest 12 and this was a mixture of bigger bows and smaller ones (because we did not have that many bigger bows.)
But, the great thing about the mixture is that you can also learn about sizing!
Your Kindergartener might say something like, “It took 6 big bows and 12 small bows to measure me from head to toe!”
This is a wonderful way to learn about big and small and for a more advanced approach you can even try adding the big to the small ones!
How cool is that?
I hope you enjoyed this simple and easy activity with homemade items this holiday season!
Have fun and happy learning! 🙂