There is something magical about setting up, decorating and admiring Christmas trees during the festive season – and this year our 3 year old has enjoyed creating, building, crashing, and re-building his own Construction Christmas Tree made from bits of wood we found on the side of the road (in front of a timber yard)! Whilst last year we had loads of fun with A Toddler´s Christmas Tree Sensory Bin, this year, we decided to take the Christmas tree play outside!
Apart from being excited about a new container of (free) loose parts, as Christmas approached, I thought B and I could have some fun creating our own outdoor, interactive Christmas tree! First, we needed to select pieces of different lengths and put them in order from shortest to longest. Then we had to trial a Christmas tree tower out – and keep only the best.
Some of the pieces were a bit rough around the edges, requiring a little sanding down.
I kind of liked the natural, uncoloured tree, so for a quick and easy Construction Tree option – this loose part set can easily be complete as it is.
When it came to painting the tree pieces green I wasn´t sure B would want to join in (as he usually prefers to ride his bike or kick the football around outside!)… but he got right into it, brushes, stampers, hands…
The stick on numbers are unnecessary, but a fun addition nonetheless…
And the different sized pieces make for a fun outdoor building set long after Christmas is over…
Once we’d created this, as cool as it is, I started to think it would only be a matter of time before “…but Mama!… Why don’t we ever have a normal Christmas tree like everyone else?”… so we did put a regular tree up inside too!!
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