Multi-Step Directions Christmas Craft

Dear Readers,

This year my patients made ornaments during the Christmas week. Goals targeted short-term recall (working memory), complex auditory comprehension, and multi-step sequencing.

Patients requested their favorite Christmas carols as we put together this fun craft!

Items needed:

  • Green paint
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Buttons
  • Paint brushes
  • Plastic paint trays
  • Star stickers (can be found at Hobby Lobby or other craft stores)
  • Paper towels (for clean up)
  • String
  • Glue


Steps can be written out as cues, or use a model for patients to copy.


  1. Use the green paint to paint 3 Popsicle sticks front and back
  2. Once dry, glue the corners of the sticks to create a triangle as the outline of the Christmas tree.
  3. Glue buttons for ornaments on the Popsicle sticks.
  4. Place the star sticker at the top as the tree topper.
  5. Tie a string through middle for hanging.



Brittany Stanford, M.A., CCC-SLP


“She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, 

for he will save his people from their sins.”

Matthew 1:21

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