After we made the gingerbread people, we had a request for a few more Christmas-y things to explore with loose parts! We hope you find them fun in your classroom or home too! GINGERBREAD HOUSE Materials Felt sheet Template house Scissors Tape Loose parts (we went with beads, jingle bells, felt circles, rick rack, buttons & pom poms, but use what you have!) Directions Print and cut out the gingerbread house template, or draw your own! Tape your house template to your felt and cut out the felt house. With your loose parts, design the “candies” on your house. CHRISTMAS TREE Materials Felt sheet Scissors Tape Template tree Loose parts (We went with rick rack, beads, felt circles, buttons & jingle bells, but use what you have!) Directions Print and cut out the Christmas tree template, or draw your own! Tape your template to your felt and cut out the felt house. With your loose parts, design your decorations for your tree. Purpose Learning about symbols of various celebrations. Manipulating loose parts lends to developing design making and fine motor skills. Safety Notes Use scissors with care and adult supervision. Small parts such as beads and buttons can be a choking hazard, therefore be sure to keep them out of the reach of children ages 0-3 years of age or those that tend to put things into their mouths. Please like & share: Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.