“O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree!”
This is an awesome project to share with your kiddos! It’s got great textures and unusual material they will have fun with!
- Christmas Tree Template
- Green Construction Paper
- Brown Construction Paper
- Small Pom Poms
- Print the Christmas Tree Template. Color the template or trace the shape onto construction paper.
- Cut out the pieces.
- Glue the brown trunk to the tree
- Have your child decorate the tree
- What is a tree without a star? Glue the star to the top.
Suggested project uses
This project can be used in the following ways:
- I used this as a counting activity for the little tots (3 and younger). I told them specific numbers for each material and had them count up to it. They loved it!
- Christmas Tree Sun Catcher– Trace the template onto a piece of wax paper. Paint the whole tree with glue. Using different colored tissue paper, have you child decorate their tree. Spread glue on a second piece of wax paper and set on top of the tissue paper. Cut out the tree shape. Display in a window. (The neat thing about this project is when the light is on in the room at night, people can still see the decoration and all its color outside!)
- Whatever you use this project for, remember to proudly display your child’s masterpiece!
Here is a list of things you can talk about while doing this project with your child:
- Family traditions with Christmas Trees
- What kind of tree are Christmas Trees?
- Why does your family have a Christmas tree during the holidays?
While working on this project, your child will be practicing the following skills:
- Fine motor
- Eye-Hand Coordination
- Imagination and Creation
- Color recognition