This quick and easy DIY Christmas lights activity will be a fun holiday hit for your baby and activates their sensory receptors.
Christmas lights are magical for everyone, no matter their age. Even babies love them! A perfect way to combine the awe of Christmas lights and exploration for your baby is this sensory activity.
Life with a baby can be hectic, but this is simple to set up and you’ll love seeing your child’s face light up. Literally.
You’ll only need two things for this activity:
- A box
- Christmas lights
Before beginning, your baby should be watched throughout this activity. It may not seem dangerous, but accidents can happen.
The first thing to do is to get a big enough box and cut small holes in it. These holes just need to be big enough to put the lights through. When deciding where to put the lights, space them out enough where it’s not overloading your baby’s senses. You can always add more!
Once you have holes on the top and both sides, it’s time to push the lights through. When they are all in place, it’s time to let your child get up close and personal with them.
Lay a blanket down for them and have them play and explore the magic of Christmas lights. Once your baby starts to get fussy, it’s time to end the activity. You can also use these lights for tummy time! It’ll keep their attention and motivate them to discover more.
Other ways to engage your ‘older’ babies is to use different colored lights and slow blinking ones. They’ll enjoy the color changes and try to figure out how they’re working.
This activity won’t leave you stressed with prep but will help your baby begin to feel the magic of Christmas.
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