This is a simple christmas tree maths activity of adding the right amount of jewels to the Christmas tree.

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To make your own Christmas tree maths activity you will need:

  • Paper
  • Pens
  • Glue
  • Something to stick onto the trees.

christmas tree maths

Draw 5 Christmas trees; with each one getting slightly bigger.  Then on a plate put some decorations to stick on the tree.  When your little one is ready get them to count out the correct number of decorations and stick them onto the trees.

To make it more fun we added a little story to it: One day there was a little tree he thought to himself “I am such a pretty tree, but I wish I could have 1 little decoration so that I could call myself a really Christmas tree.”

The tree next to this little tree thought “I am slightly bigger than this little tree, so I would 2 little decorations.”

The next tree was even bigger and decided that he would like to have 3 decorations on him.

The next tree decided that the decorations looked very pretty and that she would like to have 4 shiny balls, as she was slightly bigger than the rest of them.

The last tree wanted to have 5 decorations on him, as he was bigger than all the other smaller trees.

christmas tree maths

Now that all the trees had decorations on them they were no longer ordinary trees but had changed into beautiful Christmas trees.

This activity may help development of:

  • Number recognition
  • Counting accurately
  • Fine motor skills
  • Ability to focus on a task

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Christmas tree maths activity for preschoolers.


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Nanny Anita
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Nanny Anita is our resident Super Nanny. Having trained at the famous Norland College, in Bath, she has over 12 years experience, working all over the world with children from 2 months to 17 years old. Nanny Anita is an expert when it comes to keeping the little ones entertained and writes a column with Leonora called 'Get Crafty' for Little London magazine. Nanny Anita has been on hand to answer our reader questions, and she provides weekly arts, crafts and activities for families to do with their children at home. She really is a modern day Mary Poppins!

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