I would say two and up for sure. 18-24 months is possible. You might be able to modify for younger.
- Fine motor skills
- Option for focus on numbers or letters
- Green paper (or you could color a white paper green)
- Hole punch
- Scissors (if your child will do the cutting, child-safe)
- Draw tree on paper
- If your child is too young to cut, cut it out
- If your child will not be cutting out the tree, punch holes in it
- Cut piece of string/yarn/ribbon/etc to go through holes on tree
- Put a piece of tape on the end of the yarn so it can easily fit through the hole
- I put a small amount of glue in the lid of a plastic baby food container
- Give your child the tree. For Kaitlyn, I cut it out. I let Brayden cut his out himself.
- Once tree is cut out, punch holes.
- While Brayden cut out his tree, I helped Kaitlyn put the yarn through the holes on her tree. Tape one end to the back of the tree at your starting point. When you are done, tape the other end at your finishing point on the back of the tree.
- I had the idea after we did this that you could put a number or letter of the alphabet by each hole to create a "dot-to-dot" type of activity for your child and get some extra learning in :)
- Have your child use the Q-tip to put a dab of glue where she wants a sequin.
- Have her place her sequin on the glue
- Decorate the tree as desired
- Dry and hang!