This was a great idea my mom had when Preschool Veg was smaller! In order to keep him away from the ornaments on our big tree we got him a small tree and put soft ornaments on it. Both kids have TONS of fun taking off and redecorating their little tree! And believe it or not they don't touch the big tree :)
PS. Yes, its a slinky on top of the tree!
THINK AHEAD: you can watch for after Christmas sales to pick up these items for a cheap price! Then you can put away for next year! :)