This Christmas tree counting math activity is a hands-on way to develop number sense this holiday season. The clothespins also add fine motor practice.
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This activity uses simple materials and comes together quickly. Children can even help make it while getting additional counting and fine motor practice. It’s a great busy activity to keep around for times when you need to occupy your child.
It would also be perfect for Christmas math centers in the classroom because children can do it independently. You can even make them self-checking by writing the correct number on the back of each Christmas tree.
Setting Up the Christmas Math and Fine Motor Activity
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Printable trees (link to download at the bottom of the post)
1. Print the tree page two times and cut out the triangles. OR cut out 10 triangles from the green cardstock or poster board.
2. Take out 10 clothespins and write a number 1-10 on the tops of each of them.
Christmas Tree Counting Activity
This is where you can get your child involved in the activity prep. Take out the dot stickers and have your child place 1 dot on the first triangle tree, 2 dots on the next tree, 3 dots on the next tree and so on until you get to 10 dots on the 10th tree. This is great counting practice and peeling and sticking the stickers is fine motor practice as well.
Now your child is ready to do the activity. They should pick up a Christmas tree, count the dots on it, find the matching clothespin and clip it to the tree like a stump.
This simple game can be stored in a gallon Ziploc bag or small container and then pulled out whenever you want your child to do a quick, independent activity.
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