Picture of Christmas socks. Cover image for a curriculum for 1 year olds.

 

Add A Little – 1 Year Old Curriculum – Unit C

Christmas

Vocabulary: Snow, Falling, Soft, Socks

Disclaimer: All activities require adult supervision and discretion. Read more…

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Let’s Wiggle

Let It Snow

Supplies:

  • A sheet of basic white paper or wrapping paper (alternative: white pompoms or cotton balls)
  • 1 container

Prep:

  • When your child is not present, rip the paper into pieces approximately 2″ by 2″. Next, crumple each piece and put them in your container.

Time to Play:

  • Invite your toddler to join you in an open area. Explain that you’re going to play with pretend snow.
  • Toss the pieces of “snow” into the air over your heads. Gather handfuls of snow from the floor and toss in the air again.
  • If you know one, sing a song about snow while you play, such as:

It Is Snowing

  • Author: Unknown
  • Tune: Are You Sleeping?

It is snowing, it is snowing,

All around, all around.

Soft and quiet snowflakes, soft and quiet snowflakes,

Touch the ground. Touch the ground.

Let’s Explore

Sock Play / Match (Stockings)

Supplies:

  • Socks – could be:
    • Your toddler’s current socks
    • Adult fuzzy socks
    • Mismatched baby socks
  • 1 box or basket (or more)

Prep:

  • Place several socks, preferably of different textures, in the basket.
  • For toddlers able to match socks, choose pairs of socks that can be matched.

Time to Play:

  • With younger toddlers, explore the textures, colours, and patterns on the socks. Have fun dumping them out of the box and putting them back in again. Can you balance a sock on your head?
  • With more advanced toddlers, encourage them to attempt to match the socks. Remember this is a challenging new skill for them, so be encouraging.
  • Other play ideas include:
    • Put socks on a doll.
    • Let your toddler try to put socks on their own feet (or on their hands as mittens).
    • Roll a sock into a ball and throw it into the basket.
    • Find a couple of toys that can hide in the socks.

Let’s Read

Where Is Baby’s Christmas Present?

Author and Illustrator: Karen Katz

A simple lift-the-flap Christmas book that does not discuss Santa or the Nativity.

Buy it on Amazon

Let’s Read

CHRISTIAN BOOK

Baby’s First Nativity

Author: Little Bee Books

Illustrator: Nomar Perez

A wonderfully simple Nativity book, especially for younger 1 year olds.

Buy it on Amazon

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