This quick and easy Christmas activity is a snap to set up. Create a Christmas dot sticker trees activity in just seconds using supplies you (most likely) already own. It’s a simple indoor activity perfect for the holiday season.
What are Christmas dot sticker trees?
Dot stickers might just be the most versatile activity supply around.
You can do math with them, trace with them, practice letters, and of course, decorate your Christmas tree with them!
I’m going to keep up my vigilance and find every dot sticker use possible to occupy the toddlers of the world. These Christmas Dot Sticker Trees did NOT disappoint!
For this dot sticker activity, we’re decorating trees and matching colors for a fun fine motor holiday activity for toddlers and preschoolers.
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Why dot stickers are the best supply
Not only are dot stickers versatile but they’re ageless/age-friendly – even our youngest learners (15-18 months) can peel dot stickers and use them to decorate (like in this taby dot sticker activity).
It might not look the same as when a seven year old uses dot stickers, but that’s OK!
The point is: dot stickers have a wide age range of awesomeness.
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First, I rolled out the paper and drew my tree. I went for a simple “triangle” style tree because that’s the only kind that I could make look “right.”
To give this activity just a little something extra, I decorated the tree with Do-A-Dot markers.
I made 12 dots for each color…WHY? Because that’s the amount of dots in 2 sticker sheets!
Making this a matching activity gave it just that little bit of something extra to make it oh so much fun my 3.5 year old.
The Learning in Christmas Dot Sticker Trees
Not that we need quantify everything children do or base value on what perceived “learning” happens in an activity, here are some of the skills my daughter is practicing in Christmas dot sticker trees:
- Fine motor skills
- Independent work
- Visual discrimination
- Color sorting
But again, remember: the best learning happens when kids are playing. We don’t necessarily need to create moments for kids to make sure they’re “learning.”
Tip – Other ideas for this activity
This activity is so stinking versatile!
You can have your child:
- Just decorate a Christmas tree (perfect for the younger crowd)
- Match letters
- Match numbers
- Match quantities
- Match shapes (check out how Happy Tot Shelf did that here!)
We loved this activity – and my daughter just couldn’t put it down. We made a second tree and she even started outlining the tree in stickers.
Tip – How to peel dot stickers
Never ever hand over a sheet of dot stickers without “this one weird trick:”
Remove the white inner part of the sheet.
You can do this on any sticker sheet, but it especially changes life when a dot sticker sheet has the white inner part removed. It makes it 1000x easier to peal the sticker off.
Frequently Asked Questions
Two things: remember think stages not ages. What stage is your child in? Can they see the difference between colors? Peel a sticker? Match that sticker onto a dot?
Additionally, it’s more important to consider a child’s interests rather than their age. Activities are like food. Every child has different tastes and different foods they like. Age doesn’t play a role in what foods kids like, and it doesn’t often play a role in activity-enjoyment either.
This make a cute wrapping paper! Just like many Christmas crafts or art: keep them for the ultimate adorable wrapping paper for grandparents.
Check the packaging always, but I like painter’s tape best (although I’m just some lady on the Internet). Generally speaking, painter’s tape is created to be on wall so it should be just fine.