Christmas Stocking Accordion Booklet: How Does it Feel?

The stockings are hung by the chimney with care...and they're all different textures! Children will love feeling the different materials used to decorate each stocking in this festive booklet. The pages open up accordion style to reveal a row of stockings hanging from the mantelpiece. These booklets can be assembled for children to read and enjoy or children can make their own. 

Preschool Activities: 

Circle Activity: 

In advance, fill different Christmas stockings with one material. Discuss with children that they can use their hands to feel the textures of things. Take a stocking and let children put one hand inside the stocking to feel the material inside without saying anything. When all children have had a chance to feel the material, let them describe the texture they felt. Was it soft, smooth, slippery, prickly, rough, warm, or cool? Tape the matching descriptive words on the stocking. Continue with the other stockings.

Place stockings in on the sensory table for children to use during play time.

Christmas Stocking Accordion Booklet Craft

What you need:

How Does It Feel? BookPages (KidsSoup members only)
Textured materials (i.e. rice, quilt batting, aluminum foil, pine needles, holiday wrapping papers, ribbon, contact paper etc.)
Black marker

Steps and Tips:

Print booklet pages on heavy stock paper. For this example, red and green papers were selected.

Preschool Activities: 

TIP: The 4 booklet pages on each printable can also be cut apart and enlarged to make larger pages that are more manageable for little hands. With this approach, each child recieves of set of enlarged copies to decorate and assemble. 

First, fill in each stocking with textured materials that match the descriptive words on each page. Make an extra book page copy and cut out the bottom section of the stocking. Use this cut-out to trace the shape on materials that need to be cut, such as felt, tin foil, and wrapping paper squares.

Preschool Activities: 
Preschool Activities: 

TIP: If using enlarged pages, the stockings can be filled in with small pieces of each materials that were cut up in advance. 

Color in the cover and picture details with crayons or markers.

Preschool Activities: 

Cut apart the pages and trim accordingly to make matelpiece line up. 

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Tape the pages together on both sides using clear tape. 

Preschool Activities: 

Fold and unflod the booklet accordion-style to share the words and stocking textures. Clip the pages together when not in use. 

Preschool Activities: 
Preschool Activities: 


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