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Once December hits, it’s all about Christmas activities for kids in our house! However, the Christmas tree shapes activity I’m sharing today is one I did with XGirl last year when she was working on learning her shapes. It is simple to do and easy to prepare. Plus, it is a perfect December activity for families that celebrate Christmas.
As far as XGirl was concerned, the purpose of the activity was to create some Christmas tree decorations for our wall. As far as I was concerned, however, she was working on learning about size (small, medium, large) and shape (circle, triangle, square, rhombus).
To prepare the activity, I cut out small, medium, and large green triangles for the trees. I also cut out small, medium, and large rectangles for the tree trunks. For ornaments, I cut out small medium and large circles, squares, and rhombuses. I made each shape a different color.
XGirl used a glue stick to assemble her small, medium, and large trees. Then, the goal was for her to match all the large shapes to the large tree, the medium shapes to the medium tree, and the small shapes to the small tree. As she worked, we talked about the names of the shapes. I also continually reinforced the concepts of small, medium, and large with her.
She had a lot of fun making and decorating her Christmas trees. And the end result made a beautiful decoration for our wall!
More Christmas resources
More Christmas posts from Gift of Curiosity:
- Grow a Christmas tree sponge
- Christmas Montessori activities
- Q-tip painted Christmas tree
- Paper plate reindeer craft
- Christmas sensory bin
- Cinnamon Christmas ornaments
- Candy cane experiment
- Christmas game: What’s in the bag?
- Christmas Printables Pack
- Christmas Bingo
- Christmas do-a-dot printables
- Christmas gingerbread man templates