We had a lot of fun with this Christmas tree number matching game. It was so easy to set up too! It’s a great Christmas number activity for preschoolers!
As many of you know, we love to do roll and cover activities and letter/number matching activities. Well, this one is a combination of both. My son enjoyed it, of course. He was super happy about the fact that it was a Christmas tree. He knows that means Christmas is coming!
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Setting Up the Christmas Tree Game
- Draw a Christmas tree on the poster board and cut it out.
- Write the numbers 1-6 all over the tree. Or use a pair of dice and write the numbers 7-12 on the tree. This is a great way to practice addition! I flipped our tree over and wrote 7-12 on the opposite side. Now we can practice all of the numbers 1-12!
*For added fine motor practice you can include tweezers (we love our gator grabbers) or a clothespin and have your child add the pom pom to the tree with it.
Playing the Christmas Tree Number Matching Game
My son rolled the die and identified the number that is represented by the dots on the die. He can identify the number on sight alone now, but it is totally OK if your child needs to count the dots to find the number represented. This is a great way to learn to subitize numbers!
After he identified the number facing up on the die, he looked for its match on the tree. When he found an instance of that number on the tree, he covered it with a pom pom. This continued until all of the numbers were covered.
My son really enjoyed this activity and my two-year old had a great time by simply placing the pom poms on the tree!
This post is a part of a Christmas series I am doing with Jaime from Frogs, Snails and Puppy Dog Tails (FSPDT). This week we shared Christmas number activities. Head over to her site to check out her Math Facts with Jingle Bells activity. Check out links to the other posts in the series below!
Week 1 – Christmas Sensory Activities
Christmas Tree Sensory Bag from Mom Inspired Life
Peppermint Cloud Dough from FSPDT
Week 2 – Christmas Gross Motor Activities
Gingerbread Man Race and Count Game from Mom Inspired Life
Snowman Ball Toss Game from FSPDT