This Christmas tree is not only super cute but easy and fun to make, I’ve included the directions plus a free printable for you below.
Christmas Tree Math Activity
- Green food coloring
- White frosting
- Sugar cones
- M & M candies or similar
- Sprinkles (you could also use coconut to resemble snow)
- Kraft Holiday Mallows stars
- Small paper plates
- Popsicle sticks
How to Make a Christmas Tree Cone
First, mix the white icing with a few drops of green food coloring. Next, have students frost the sugar cones with green frosting using popsicle sticks. Smear some frosting on the paper plate to hold the tree in place and put the frosted tree upright on the plate. Have students decorate their trees using the candies and sprinkles. Add an extra dollop of frosting to the top of each tree and give each student one star marshmallow to place on the top. Kim, a blog reader, suggests placing the candies in a muffin tray in the middle of the table- brilliant!
Unfortunately, some schools frown on any activities that look even remotely fun so I created a free printable math sheet that will add an educational component to this activity. Take that Scrooge!
Students will color the tree on their paper using the tree they made as a model. Then, they will count the number of each color candy on their tree and write the number in each sentence.
You can color in the circles at the end of each sentence prior to the activity to support non-readers.
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