The Creative Holiday Tradition to Start Now

Childhood can be magical, and no more so than during the holidays. The darkness lights up, delicious smells fill the home and families come together. It truly is the most wonderful time of the year.

One of the first stops on the holiday countdown is decorating the tree. It’s personal choice as to when the tree goes up (some early birds even opt for November), but one thing can be universally agreed: it will take a long time. Preschoolers make enthusiastic helpers but, thanks to their elf-sized attention spans, they can’t always go the decorating distance. Keep them involved, then, with the LEGO® DUPLO® DIY Christmas tree.

As the rest of the family untangles strings of lights and grapples with baubles, take a moment to help your little one start their build. Think of it as a new family tradition. For preschoolers, traditions have multiple benefits. They are constants in an unpredictable world, and are something to anticipate and look forward to. They create memories that linger long after the last pine needle has dropped from the tree. And that’s a gift for parents, as well as children.

When your little one’s creation is complete, find a branch or two on the family tree to display it (you can also show it off on our Facebook page). Take a picture of your little one stood next to the tree, then do the same next year, and the year after that. It will become a unique record of how your child, and their abilities, grow and grow.

Download the PDF steps for building the Christmas tree.

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