I don’t know about you, but my kids are extra wild these days. Between candy canes and holiday chocolate, Elf on the Shelf, and Santa around every corner, there’s a ton of stimulation from the *magic* of Christmas.
I needed something that would get them in line so their stockings aren’t filled with coal this Christmas. I decided to make these holiday behavior charts and they have been loving them! Scroll down to download it below.
Both my 4 and 5 year old are really testing my patience and this behavior chart really helps them to regulate and remember that there is an incentive to being good.
It’s simple. Explain the rules to them about this behavior chart.
For good behavior, they get to fill in one ornament on the tree or the star. They can color with crayons, markers, colored pencils, or even use dot markers or dot stickers to show that it was filled.
How You Can Work on Fine Motor Skills with This Activity
Use this opportunity to work on fine motor skills and pencil grasp!
Make sure they’re holding the crayon with a proper tripod grasp (thumb, pointer, and middle finger). If you tape the sheet to a wall or easel, this works on wrist extension as well.
Having them color in the ornament while laying on their belly helps to strengthen the shoulder joint, as well.
Make sure that they’re coloring in the whole ornament and not leaving any white space. Tell them to stay in the lines and color in completely.
Reward Good Behavior
Once they’ve filled in all of the ornaments on the tree, they can receive a prize. Let the prize be as big or little as you want- a piece of candy, a pencil, or a dollar tree surprise.
Since there are only 10 good behaviors that they have to show, you can choose how frequently or infrequently you want to give them out. You can have them earn one ornament for a whole day of good behavior or choose a certain act that you want to see them perform to earn that ornament.
The choice is yours and your student or child will love this Christmas behavior chart activity- especially at the end!
Other Christmas activity ideas:
Below, you can find a bunch of Christmas printables all for preschoolers learning many skills this time of year.
Lastly, I have some great gingerbread activities for you to choose from. Mostly free printable Gingerbread man learning activities for spelling, letter and color identification, and counting.