I’m joining some of my favourite bloggers to share some fabulous Christmas Sensory play ideas!
This week we are focussing on the sense of sight, and when I think of seeing I always think of our free printable crazy glasses, and so I thought it was time for some printable Christmas glasses!
To make your own pair of crazy Christmas glasses so you can see the world through Christmassy eyes you’ll need:
- Our Free printable Christmas glasses template.
- Some sturdy card to print them on (we use matte photo paper)
- Tape or glue.
- Something to decorate your glasses with – we used markers, tape and glue.
You can download the free template for the Christmas tree glasses here.
And you can download the free template for the star glasses here.
Both templates are A4 pdf files. If you are using US ‘letter sized’ paper make sure you choose ‘fit’ or ‘shrink to fit’ from your printer options.
Once you’ve printed out the templates, simply cut out the pieces, fold over the flaps at the end of the arms and tape or glue them to the frames.
The glasses are sized to fit medium sized heads. If the wearer has little head simply shorten the arms by folding over a little more at the end and trimming off the extra. If the wearer has a particularly big head you might need to cut out the arms with a little extra length added.
Now it’s time to decorate, and since it’s Christmas we had to break out the glitter!
These would look great with sequins or stars too, or trying collaging them with tissue paper! You could also add coloured cellophane to the frames so you could look at the world through Christmas coloured lenses!
Pop over and visit the other bloggers in the Christmas sensory play series for more fun Christmas sight activities and inspiration:
Christie at Childhood 101 has a printable Christmas Charades Game you can play.
Cathy at Nurture Store has a Christmas craft and matching game to make and play.
Ana at Babble Dabble Do has some very cool Christmas optical illusions to print.
Meri at Meri Cherry has some DIY Santa Binoculars – Where’s that guy at??
Kristina at Toddler Approved has make your own Photo Christmas Tree which toddlers will love!
And check back again at the end of next week for some ‘hearing’ Christmas activities!