The Perfect Preschool Project for the Holidays: How to Make Ice Cream Cone Christmas Trees 

When my sons were toddlers and preschoolers, I hosted a weekly play group at my home. Each week I planned an activity for the kids to do. Through the years, I realized how extremely difficult it is to find projects that little ones could do with a minimum of parental help. In the beginning, too many of the crafts got done almost entirely by the moms. They were too complicated for the kids with things to cut or glue. Many simply took too long for this age group with their attention spans as short as a flea's.

But as time went by, I developed an arsenal of super-duper projects for this age group. During the holidays, my favorite was the Ice Cream Cone Christmas Tree. This is one of those rare crafts that toddlers and preschoolers can do almost entirely on their own. Best of all, they can eat it when they're done! What could be better than that?

This Is the Perfect Holiday Project for Toddlers and Preschoolers

1. Assemble the ingredients: ice cream cones, vanilla frosting, green food coloring, sprinkles, mini-marshmallows, peanuts, or whatever you have in your pantry.

 2. Add green food coloring to your vanilla frosting and stir.

3. Have your child cover an ice cream cone with the green frosting using a dull knife.

 4. Then let her decorate it with sprinkles, marshmallows, and nuts.

5. Now for the best part: Time to eat it!

Don't waste your money on presents your preschoolers will never use. This classic match game is the ideal gift for your little ones: age-appropriate, easy to play, and made to last. It will enhance fine motor skills, improve memory, and teach visual discrimination. The cards are adorable with cute pictures of holiday magic.

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