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Christmas Tree Shapes {Free Printable}

Oh Christmas Tree!  Oh Christmas Tree!  How lovely are your branches!

Especially when we can use them to review our shapes!

Make a Christmas Tree

Today, we’ll be focusing on the Christmas tree.  Kelli’s made a great Build a Christmas Tree Free Printable to help us review shapes and numbers.  I’ve also included a fun hand print Christmas tree craft.

If you want to adapt this lesson for an older crowd, you could research the history of the Christmas tree and ornaments.    The tiny ornaments on the printable would also be great for scissor and fine-motor practice .

Let’s Get Started!

Christmas Tree Shapes

What You Need:

  • Build a Christmas Tree Free Printable (click on link above)
  • Crayons or markers
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Construction Paper

What You Do:

After printing out the Christmas tree shapes, have your child color in the shapes.  You could discuss what the shapes are going to become so they can color appropriately or just leave it as a more free-ending project.  As you can see, my Chipmunk (age 3) decided to go for a monochromatic look.

We’ve been having a little forgetfulness when it comes to our numbers, so we numbered the oval ornaments in order to practice a bit.

After the coloring was complete, I cut the shapes out and got the glue sticks ready!

We started with the tree and trunk, asking about the shapes and  colors.

After the tree was in place, I handed Chipmunk one ornament at a time, counting as she glued them in place.

Continue in this pattern till your tree is complete!

Finished!!

Ready for another project??

Handprint Christmas Tree

What You Need:

  • Someone’s cute little hand
  • Green Paint and paint  brush
  • Gold Puffy Paint
  • Construction Paper

What You Do:

Paint child’s hand green with a paint brush.  Position it carefully onto paper and push down firmly.

After the paint dries, draw on a trunk and a star (optional)

Use the gold puffy pain to add lights or ornaments.

Finished!

Like this craft?  Stay tuned for tomorrow’s post where we make a whole calendar with hand print and foot print pictures.  Great gift idea!

Happy Learning!

About the Author

Lindsey Whitney is a blogger over at Growing Kids Ministry.  A blog designed to help parents, teachers, and Children’s Ministry workers who want to help the kids they love grow in their faith.   You can connect with her via twitter or on facebook.

 

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  1. We are working on shapes too!

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