My kids have been enjoying lots of activities using a container of jingle bells. We've used them for fine motor threading, to build some 3D Christmas trees, some Christmas themed mirror play, and even added them to a sparkly sensory bin. But then a particular fine motor toddler busy box post of mine went a wee bit viral this past week and it sparked this jingle bell busy box idea. It's one of those quick activities that you can do like right now because it requires no prep. Plus, the added auditory component is a nice bonus!
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For this Christmas busy box idea, you will need:
- An empty baby wipes container
- Jingle bells
Opening and closing the empty wipes container is great fine motor practice, as is putting those jingle bells into the small hole in the container. Three year old K loved to fill the wipes container up with the jingle bells and then violently shake the container. It offered great auditory input!
And that's it! Told you it was simple!
Here are some other great fine motor Christmas ideas from my Fine Motor Fridays co-hosts:
Santa Hats Cup Stacking Game from Lalymom
Kinetic Christmas Tree from Still Playing School
Velcro Christmas Tree from School Time Snippets
Christmas Busy Bags: Fine Motor Pipe Cleaner Tree from Powerful Mothering
Painting with Ornaments from House of Burke
Christmas Lights Slime Sensory Play from Little Bins for Little Hands