Christmas is time for crafts in the classroom! This christmas tree craft is super easy to prep and BONUS… a review of 2D shapes and counting!
For this craft I used:
- green paper for the tree
- brown cardstock paper for the trunk
- yellow paper for the star
- pink, orange & blue (or any variety of color) paper for the ornaments
All of these can be run through the photocopier or printed directly onto the colored paper. This makes the craft super quick to prep!
Students gather the pieces they need: 1 green page of triangles, 1 brown rectangle, 1 yellow star and a random pinch of small shapes.
The craft is assembled by:
- Glueing the 3 triangles together to make the tree. Large triangle on the bottom, then medium and small triangle on top.
- The brown rectangle is glued to the bottom for the trunk.
- The yellow star on the top.
- The small shapes glued onto the tree as ornaments.
Add a little math to this craft by getting your students to identify and count the shapes they used. The template has a little recording sheet that fits right on the back of the tree!
TIP: Instead of having your students cut out all those tiny shapes… which might be difficult for the preschool crowd… use foam shapes instead!
This craft would make a great math lesson for those crazy last days of school before the holidays. Click below for the templates. Happy Holidays!