I love to decorate the Christmas tree with my family. So this was an especially fun post to create. I have lots of free Christmas tree printables and Montessori-inspired Christmas tree activities for you today.
Free Printables Featured in the Pictured Christmas Tree Activities for Preschoolers-First Grader
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For this activity, I used the Christmas Cutting Practice Pack from This Reading Mama and a large plastic tray from Montessori Services. (I used a large plastic tray from Montessori Services for each of the activities today.)
This printable has lots of fun Christmas tree cutting activities for various skill levels. This activity could even be used by an elementary-age child who wants to make puzzles as a gift for younger sibling.
Tt is for Tree Alphabet Maze
For this activity, I used the Christmas Tree Alphabet Maze from Christmas Alphabet Mazes at 1+1+1=1. I used green glass gems and a sugar tong from Montessori Services to add a practical life activity to the maze. I especially like using glass gems to make the maze trail because the letters can be read through the glass gems. For an activity like this, I would always reinforce the phonetic sound when the child is finding the upper- and lower-case letters.
Christmas Tree Practical Life and Counting Activity
This activity uses a printable from the Preschool Printables at Confessions of a Homeschooling Mom. You could use a number of different printables for this activity, although I chose this one as a decorating-the-tree activity.
The lights are from an old strand of Christmas lights. I would probably count the ornaments on the tree to find 10 ornaments. Then I would show the child how to use the tweezers to put the lights on the tree. I wouldn’t put them on the lights but nearby as I counted while placing each light on the tree.
Christmas Tree Hundred Chart Art
The Christmas tree hundred chart art activity uses the Chart Art Christmas Starter Pack from Common Core Corners. This is a fun extension to the Montessori hundred board.
Christmas Place Value Activity
This is an amazing DIY activity inspired by Aubrey Hargis’s new eBook A Merry Montessori Christmas. (Note: The eBook is no longer available.) The activity uses the free Christmas Place Value printable from Blessed Beyond a Doubt and inexpensive, DIY golden beads made by cutting gold Mardi Gras bead chains. 10 chains of 10 beads are connected with ribbon to show 100. It also uses Montessori number cards.
Instead of using free Montessori number cards, I downloaded the small number cards for only $1.50 from Montessori Print Shop. They just take one page to print out and fit well in size with the printable I used.
I put the layout on a large hemmed work rug from Montessori Services as shown below. I’d add an extra step of placing the number cards together (similar to how they are in the photo above) to create the final number.
You can find more information on presenting number cards from Montessori Primary Guide. You can also see more ideas of how I’ve used Montessori number cards for place value in my Montessori-Inspired Olympic Math Activities post.
Christmas Creative Writing Tray
3 Dinosaurs has more than one Christmas tree creative writing activity in the Christmas Tree Writing Activities from the Christmas Learning Pack. This is extremely easy to prepare and just requires printed copies of the creative writing activities and a pencil sharpener.
Free Christmas Printables for Preschoolers-First Graders
- Christmas Tree Fact Triangles from Boy Mama Teacher Mama
- Christmas Tree Lacing Card from Royal Baloo
- Christmas Tree Math Printable from Pre-K Pages
- Christmas Tree Pattern Cards from Teach Beside Me
- Find the Letter T for Tree from Gift of Curiosity
- Christmas Tree Outlines from Gift of Curiosity
- Christmas Tree Do-a-Dot Printable from Gift of Curiosity at Crystal & Co.
- Christmas Tree magnet pages from Making Learning Fun.
- Christmas Ornament Shapes Game from 123 Homeschool 4 Me
- Christmas Tree Printables from Christmas Printables at 1+1+1=1
- Christmas Tree Printables from Christmas Pack at 3 Dinosaurs
- Christmas Tree Printables from Mini Christmas Pack at 3 Dinosaurs
- Christmas Tree Math Games from The Homeschool Den
- Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree Printable Pack from Homeschool Creations
- Christmas Trees from A Teaching Mommy
- Christmas Tree Printables from Teachers Pay Teachers
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