Christmas Tree Number Quantity Activity

christmas tree number quantity activity

These free printable Christmas trees provide children with a fun way to match numerals with quantity. Have students identify the number on each tree and “decorate” it with the corresponding number of “ornaments”. Encourage children to count every item once, using one number word.

To extend this activity, ask pre-kers to examine and compare the number sets of trees. Ask, “Which set has more? Which set has less?” when showing 2 sets. Remind children that the world less means not as many.

You can also use this tree game as an opportunity to practice adding and taking away skills.

Use words such as more, plus, all together, total, etc. to help students gain an understating of “adding more”. “There is 1 ornament on this Christmas tree, and 2 ornaments on this tree. How many ornaments are on the trees all together?” Set up trees 1, 2 and 3 in a row to model this addition problem. Do the same with subtraction, using words such as less, take away, and how many are left.

download Download our free numbered Christmas trees. For heavy use, I recommend printing on cardstock and lamination.

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Thanksgiving Turkey Craft

thanksgiving turkey craft

This Thanksgiving turkey craft is a cute, fun art project. But it’s also a wonderful lesson in math, as it is completely made up of 2D and 3D shapes! There are so many learning concepts in this little gobbler.

The hat is made up of squares and a rectangle, the eyes are circles, and the beak is a triangle. We used the Fiskars large heart punch to make the wattle, and the tail is a paper plate cut into a semicircle. Square tissues were used as feathers, and everything was attached to a cardboard tube/cylinder.

As children assemble their turkeys, have them analyze, compare, and identify the shapes based on their attributes; facilitate conversation about the similarities and the differences of the objects. When working with older students (pre-kers and kinders) who are developmentally ready, take this opportunity to introduce the vocabulary words 2D and 3D, and talk about how 2D shapes are flat and 3D are not.


– Toilet paper roll
– Construction paper
– Fabric
– Tissue paper
– Googly eyes
– Stiff felt
– Paper plate
Fiskars large heart punch
– Glue
– Scissors

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Christmas Math and Literacy Activities

christmas math and literacy activities

Ho! Ho! Ho! This Christmas Math and Literacy Activities pack is sure to make the season a little brighter. It contains 10 worksheets and 4 learning center activities that strengthen the following skills:

– Counting
– One-to-one correspondence
– Classification
– Number recognition
– Number quantity
– Set recognition
– Number formation
– Measurement
– Association
– Attribute variance
– Story sequencing
– Beginning sound recognition
– Visual discrimination
– Phonological and phonemic awareness
– Fine motor
– Following directions


christmas math and literacy activities

Print these sheets out on cardstock (laminate for heavy use). Supply a small manipulative such as mini erasers for students to use as markers. For individual use, have the child roll the die, count the dots (or recognize the “set” of dots), and find and cover the corresponding number on the sheet. Repeat until all of the numerals are covered. In small group, give each child a sheet and have them take turns rolling the die. The first person to cover all of their numbers wins. Trade cards and play again!


christmas math and literacy activities

Print these sheets out on cardstock (laminate for heavy use). Attach paperclip spinners with round head fasteners (brads). Provide gumdrops, mini erasers or some other small manipulative for students to use. Young learners will spin, identify a number and place that amount of items on their sheets. As children pick up and place each item, encourage them to say its number name (one, two, etc.). Older children may fill all three lines, while younger ones may only complete the first or second. Once finished, have students count all of the items on their sheets.


christmas math and literacy activities

Print these cards out on cardstock (laminate for heavy use). Provide Unifix Cubes or another small manipulative for children to measure (non-standard) the length of the items. Be sure to discuss which are longer, shorter, and the same size. To extend this activity, students may use the included Merry Measuring – Measure and Record sheet to record their answers.


christmas math and literacy activities

Print these cards out on cardstock (laminate for heavy use). Students will say the name of each picture and find and cover its rhyming partner. Supply pom poms, gumdrops, mini erasers or some other manipulative for children to use as markers.


christmas math and literacy activities

Print these cards out on cardstock (laminate for heavy use). Learners will identify the uppercase letter featured on the gingerbread man. They will then work to “decorate” the gingerbread with its lowercase letter partner/gumdrop.


Christmas Goodies – Classification – Prompt students to study the pictures and determine which items are toys and which are yummy treats. Children can then cut, sort, and glue the pictures onto their appropriate spaces.

Christmas Mouse – Color by Numbers – Instruct children to color the numbered parts of the mouse with their corresponding colors.

‘Tis the Season – Length and Height – Young learners will color the longer pictures and the taller pictures.

Candy Cane Christmas – Counting – Students will count the candy canes in each row and write the number.

Merry Measuring – Measure and Record – This worksheet is to be used in conjunction with the Christmas Measuring Cards. Students will measure the items and record their answers. Discuss which are longer, shorter, or the same length.

Happy Holiday – Association – Children will study the groups of pictures and cross out the ones that do not belong. Discuss the different attributes of the items and why they do or don’t belong together.

Candy Clap and Count – Segmenting Syllables – Students will name each picture and clap and count each word part. They will then color in the appropriate amount of candies.

All Things Christmas – Visual Discrimination – Young learners will study the rows of pictures and cross out or color the one that is different from the rest. Depending on the child’s ability, a sheet of paper may be used to cover the other pictures as he/she works one row at a time.

How to Decorate a Gingerbread Cookie – Sequencing – Children will cut out the pictures and work to put them order. Once the pictures are properly sequenced, they may be glued and colored. Depending on the child’s ability, only three cards may be used.

The Sounds of Christmas – Beginning Sounds – Encourage children to sound out the pictures, and to color them using the provided code.


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