Now that Christmas is over…. Don’t throw that Christmas tree out.
Instead recycle that Christmas tree into tree blocks.
*Real Trees only, of course.
My husband took our real Christmas tree and cut off the branches and then cut the trunk into wood pieces. This saved our Christmas tree from entering the landfill and provided hours of play for the kiddos.
The tree blocks provide loose parts play. The kids can build with them or use them in other forms of play. Basically, the tree blocks are open to whatever their big imaginations can create. Our kiddos love to build with them by stacking them together. They also use them in our sandbox and mud kitchen areas as pretend food or parts of a sandcastle.
The tree blocks are great for inside play or can be easily taken outside for even more opportunities to play. We simply store ours in a milk crate, so we can easily grab them when we head out the door for outside play.
Blocks made from recycled Christmas Tree
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I’m Melissa Dow, M.ED. I am a wife, mama of 2 and a bonus mama of 1. A former public school educator with 7 years of experience in both special education and general education who is on a new journey to help parents guide their children to uncover their true passions in order to find their life purpose. I love spending time out in nature whether hiking, running, camping, canoeing or just playing in our backyard (aka our outdoor classroom). I also enjoy reading, learning new things, organic gardening and creating our a simple life.