DIY Interactive Paper Preschool Advent Calendar Tutorial

Preschool Advent Calendar

 With all the hustle and bustle of the upcoming holiday season kids especially got SO incredibly excited about the approaching holiday season! This is an EASY paper project to get your preschoolers excited about counting down for the holidays while still working on their number recognition!

Materials need:

Colored paper (construction paper or printer paper)
Scissors
Pen/Marker

Advent Calendar Directions:

1. Begin by cutting out a large green triangle for your Christmas tree and a small brown rectangle for the trunk. I recommend outlining this in pencil if you are letting your preschooler cut their own tree!
2. Glue the tree pieces onto a piece of paper – any color you choose! Now comes the tricky part that an adult will probably need to help with.
3. You’ll want to cut out 25 circles, all in different colors and in different sizes.  If you have a circle paper cutter it makes life so much easier but it’s of course totally doable by hand too!
4. Make sure you also cut out a yellow star for the top of your tree!!
 5. Use a pen or marker to label numbers 1-25 on each of your circles (one number per circle).
6. Decorate the outside borders of your background paper by writing Merry Christmas or something like I did- 25 Days of Christmas! You can even use glitter if you want!
Glue on all of your circles as each day comes! OR you can place your numbers on the tree and place it inside a picture frame then cross off the numbers as the days approach. OR yet another idea is to laminate everything and use little velcro pieces for the kids to add the ornaments onto the tree so that you can use it as an interactive advent calendar every year!!

Here are some other fun holiday kid’s crafts:

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  1. You could do this out of felt and have an interactive felt tree!

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