This weekend we are picking up our Christmas tree, so in anticipation I have been filling the house with little bits of Christmas clutter... sparkly pinecones, cinnamon stick bundles and recycled magazine trees. Of course, Little Vin wanted to get in on the action too, while I was busy jushing and rearranging pretty things he yelled 'Vinnie play with mommy' over and over. I threw together a few things in a baking dish to make this little sensory/discovery activity.
We have cinnamon sticks, whole cloves, dried orange slices, plastic baubles, pinecones and some pieces of tinsel - it smells like real Christmas memories.
I also added a muffin tray and some spoons for sorting/ counting practise and let the kiddos explore.
I had a proper Christmas sensory tub planned out, but I love this spontaneous one I think we'll hold off on the 'official fun' for a week or two...
The run-up to Christmas is my favourite time of year... all that anticipation, tradition and festive plans... I love that Vin can get excited and understand some of what is going on this time round, but that it's not all focus on presents, chocolates and stuf just yet!