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"Trim the Tree" is a quick, easy and fun craftivity game
to help reinforce coins (penny, nickel, dime & quarter
Completed projects make an awesome bulletin board
too. Caption: "Cent-sational Math Work"
Run the tree template off on green construction paper, or use white and have students color.
Children pick a partner and take turns rolling the dice
Their 1st roll equals how many penny ornaments they will glue to their tree, the 2nd roll is for nickels and so on.
Students color, cut and glue the matching number of coins to their tree.
This way, each tree will be trimmed differently
After they are done “decorating” their tree, older students complete their math worksheet
by adding up the total value
of their tree, writing that on the star or trunk.
I’ve also provided a worksheet
where students break down the total of each coin.
For more advanced math practice, have everyone share their total, write them on the board, and figure out how much
all of the trees are worth.
I’ve also included several worksheet options for different levels
of study, including one that reinforces color words
The photographs of completed samples help clarify things.
I’m Diane from Teach With Me, hoping your kiddos enjoy making a money tree.
My Christmas “Cookie Dough”
emergent reader packet, also practices coins, and would go great with this activity.
Click here, to see Christmas Cooke Dough
Click here, to see more Christmas activities