Could also connect a bunch of locks and put all the keys on a key ring. Lots of pictures of latch, lock, etc ideas for montessori type preschool. This lock one could be made with 2 boards, some o-rings, and some locks from Dollar Store.
Jello Worms - Tie a bunch of straws together. pur gelatin into straws. let it sit over night in the fridge. take the straws and let gelatin slide out AND THERE YOU GO! You have jello worms! How to Eat Fried Worms. (Maybe jello shot worms.
Very simple and sweet. I love that the original post says, "without the religious overtones this could be fun - maybe moving a gnome or star?" Sure, because why would we want religious overtones on Christmas -- you know, CHRIST'S MASS?
Could use this to build buttoning fluency DIY Felt Button Chain - Simple Busy Bag developing fine motor skills, colour recognition & learning a practical self-care task! Perfect for Toddlers & Preschoolers!