ADDITION Build a Christmas Tree Craft Template | December Math Activity Center

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HoJo's Teaching Adventures
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6 PDF options, 3 digital options, writing prompt pages, & 2 editable rubrics
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Cute and fun practice and craft. Wish the problems could be a little bigger, because they can be hard to see for my 40+ year old eyes, but the students seem to not have a problem!


These Christmas Math Centers Addition Tree Puzzles make it quick and easy for teachers to provide hands on activities that meet the needs of all students! All three puzzles are engaging and fun! This download includes print AND digital options!

Let your students practice their addition facts with these fun Tree Shaped Puzzles. They are perfect for winter and Christmas math centers! Each of the three puzzles will have students match 22 different addition problems within 20.

Want to save some money AND have addition math center puzzles for the entire school year? Check out this bundle!


  • Three PDF Christmas tree puzzle options (16 pieces each) with 22 problems
  • No Prep PDF options of the three puzzles above
  • Three digital puzzles compatible with Google Slides
  • Two editable rubric options
  • Two puzzle mats (for students who need extra support)
  • Three writing prompt pages
  • a page with writing prompt options


  • Centers, stations, or rotations
  • digital options for virtual or distance learning
  • Review of adding skills
  • Early or fast finishers
  • Enrichment
  • GATE (gifted and talented education)
  • Worksheet alternatives
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Student, partner, or small group collaboration
  • anytime during December or the winter holidays


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This will help address Common Core State Standards 1.OA.C.6 and 2.OA.B.2.

Want even more puzzles like these? Check out this subtraction set, this division set, or this multiplication set!

These puzzles are meant to be somewhat of a challenge. Students will have to keep in mind the shape of the tree. The four inside pieces will be the most challenging. Tell students to rotate them around until they fit. This is where their critical thinking skills will come into play!

There are two options for each puzzle. One option is the tree in its full shape. The other option is the puzzle pieces separate so students do not know the final shape. These “cut out” sheets are meant to be given directly to the students to cut out and put together so they don't know the shape. These will be more challenging. They are no prep – just print and go!

Plus you also get a digital option where all six puzzles are available in Google Slides. Assign the page you want each student to have - perhaps via Google Classroom - and they can complete it virtually with no copying needed!

There is a puzzle mat with the actual puzzle pieces so students can put their pieces over the top OR a blank outline as a guide, but not direct help. Use these for students who need a bit more support with the puzzle shape.

You also get writing prompts to use with this shape. I recommend sharing a prompt with the class and putting these up behind or beside the completed puzzle as hall or bulletin board displays.

An editable PowerPoint file has been included as a center rubric. A full page option and half page option are both included. Print these out for immediate use, or change the wording and format to fit the needs of YOUR students.

These Christmas Math Centers Addition Tree Puzzles are great for math centers, review, early and fast finishers, enrichment, GATE (gifted and talented education), and critical thinking skills. Students with special needs also do well with these once they understand the concept. Any student that needs a lesson in perseverance will benefit from these puzzles. With this fun game format your students will stay engaged while practicing necessary skills!

Just print and quickly cut on the lines (or simply print the NO PREP option) and you have instant Christmas or winter math centers that make skill practice fun and engaging. If you have some extra time, let your third, fourth, and fifth graders decorate the finished turkey. These colored masterpieces can then be used as artwork for the classroom, to help decorate a bulletin board, or be hung in the hallway to add some festive art flair. (And no administrator complaints since it's an academic activity!)

Homeschool Families: You're going to love these puzzles as a last minute, print and go resource! The next time you have a crazy hectic home school day - grab, download, and go! You'll instantly get your sanity back, fit in some academic work, AND have fun at the same time.

Answer key included! Correcting is easy when you use the original fully formed turkey to ensure all the numbers are in the correct order and the shape is fully created. Want to receive updates every time I post a new resource? Click here to follow my store now!

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Looking for more winter holiday resources? Try these!

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Snowman Division Puzzles

Snowman Addition Puzzles

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Gingerbread Man Subtraction Puzzles

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Mitten Division Puzzles

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6 PDF options, 3 digital options, writing prompt pages, & 2 editable rubrics
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Add and subtract within 20, demonstrating fluency for addition and subtraction within 10. Use strategies such as counting on; making ten (e.g., 8 + 6 = 8 + 2 + 4 = 10 + 4 = 14); decomposing a number leading to a ten (e.g., 13 - 4 = 13 - 3 - 1 = 10 - 1 = 9); using the relationship between addition and subtraction (e.g., knowing that 8 + 4 = 12, one knows 12 - 8 = 4); and creating equivalent but easier or known sums (e.g., adding 6 + 7 by creating the known equivalent 6 + 6 + 1 = 12 + 1 = 13).
Fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies. By end of Grade 2, know from memory all sums of two one-digit numbers.


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