One of the most beautiful and magical symbols of the holidays is a bright, ornament-laden Christmas tree. Dating back to ancient times, the Christmas tree is not only a symbol of Christmas – it represents eternal life, perseverance in the face of adversity, and the wonder in a child’s eyes on Christmas morning. The Christmas tree is so special and iconic, you even find them in shopping malls in the country of Morocco!
If you are looking for some wonderful ways to incorporate the beloved tree into your lessons, these Christmas tree activities for kids are just right for you! I have some amazing ideas for sharing seasonal fun with your elementary school or homeschool students. Through puzzles, books, and creative expression, students have fun celebrating one of their favorite parts of Christmas. They may not even notice they are learning! And they’ll get the chance to help you decorate the classroom, too, when they put all their hard work on display for all to enjoy.
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Christmas Tree Activities | Math Activities
First, I’d like to share my Christmas tree puzzles with you. These challenging puzzles are pure academic fun. They help students get in some great practice on their math skills. Choose from subtraction, multiplication, division, or addition. There’s even a puzzle for adding and subtracting big numbers – up to 1000!
Each puzzle allows you to properly challenge students. Get your class working on the puzzles together – either individually or in partner or group work. But they are also a great tool for fast and early finishers or review work. These Christmas tree puzzles are a wonderful way to practice math. Students love decorating them once they are assembled!
Various Christmas tree math activities are available below. Click on the one/s that are most appropriate for your students.
Make Your Own Christmas Tree Puzzles
One of the coolest things about Christmas trees is that no two of them are alike. Even if you have two of the same type of evergreen sitting side by side, there are differences. Add decorations, and each tree becomes a unique expression of the family to which it belongs. In a similar way, you can use my editable Christmas Tree Puzzle to make a unique activity just right for your class!
These enchanting puzzles are a wonderful practice tool for your students. Use them to teach just about any concept that you want your students to practice. Use them for more advanced Math puzzles, Language Art skills, sight words, and facts of all varieties. You could even use one to teach facts about trees! Whatever you want to teach, when you put it in the form of a Christmas tree puzzle, it becomes a lot more fun!
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Christmas Tree Decorations to Celebrate the Season
My Christmas tree puzzles are more than just a fun way to practice and learn. These lovely puzzles, once assembled, are the perfect opportunity for your students to express their creativity. These are really pretty once colored, and they look amazing on classroom walls or decorating doorways.
You can even use them for seasonal hallway bulletin boards so the whole school can see how talented your students are. Combine them with some of my other holiday puzzles like Santa’s Sleigh, Reindeer, or a nice Train.
Students love showing off their hard work. And no administrator can accuse you of wasting classroom time because there is so much academic work involved in the project!
Christmas Tree Books for Kids
Not only are Christmas Trees fun to look at – they are great to read about, too! I’ve put together a nice selection of books about Christmas trees that your students are sure to enjoy. There are picture books and chapter books to suit children of different ages and reading abilities. They’ll get in some great reading practice while dreaming of the holidays!
- Picture Books
- Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree
- The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree: An Appalachian Story
- Apple Tree Christmas
- A Wish to Be a Christmas Tree
- Tera Talks to Her Christmas Tree
- The Christmas Tree Who Loved Trains
- The Last Christmas Tree
- The Legend of the Christmas Tree
- Grandpa’s Christmas Tree Story
- The Carpenter’s Gift: A Christmas Tale About the Rockefeller Center Tree
- Chapter Books
- A Ghost Tale For Christmas Time (Magic Tree House Merlin Mission)
- Cheryl the Christmas Tree Fairy (Rainbow Magic Special Edition)
- The Crazy Christmas Angel Mystery (The Cul-de-Sac Kids #3)
- Heidi Heckelbeck and the Christmas Surprise
- Merry Christmas, Geronimo! (Geronimo Stilton, No. 12)
- The Return of Light: A Christmas Tale
- The Treasured Tree
- Christmas Around the World
- Holidays Around the World: Celebrate Christmas With Carols, Presents, and Peace
- A Mysterious Christmas on Orcas Island (The Samantha Wolf Mysteries Volume 6)
- Picture Books
When you bring Christmas trees into the classroom, it brightens up the season and helps kids focus. When students are feeling festive, they tend to be even more engaged. It’s amazing what a little holiday magic can do!
Still not sure about my Christmas tree activities?
No worries! Click here or on the image below to grab your FREE circle puzzles. Then you’ll see if these puzzles are a good fit for your students. Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division options are included in this freebie.