It’s Christmas time, so I got out a few basic supplies and I put together a quick, easy, educational Christmas tree math activity for my boys. This started out as an activity for candy corn, but it’s really easy to modify it to fit other holidays. You can read our Halloween version here.
What you need for the Christmas Tree Math Activity:
- Green construction paper
- a Sharpie or black marker
I cut cute little Christmas tree shapes out of the construction paper and then numbered the trees 1-10. To make it easier for my youngest, I also added dots to correspond with the number written on each tree. If you have a laminator, get that out to make the trees a little more sturdy.
How to do the Christmas Tree Math Activity:
Give the kids a pile of M&M’s and ask them to put the correct amount of M&M’s on the tree to match the number. It’s that easy.
You can also use red trees and then have them sort the M&M’s by color, matching them up with the correct tree. Did you know sorting is a pre-math skill?
Who said learning had to be hard or boring? I hope you enjoyed this activity and will share it with your friends who might like it too.