Teaching students to follow directions is TOUGH! I use this activity as a warm up before we start our reading group as a fun way to practice vital listening and following direction skills. The goal of this activity it to help build students listening skills and improve listening comprehension. The pack includes 15 Build A Christmas task cards and I do one task card a day so this pack lasts the three weeks before Christmas break. It all includes the tree pieces to cut out, a Christmas Tree Parts poster, and the mats for students to build on. This activity is perfect for Christmas and your students will love it!!
To complete the activity lay out the Build a Christmas Tree mat, the Tree Parts poster and the tree pieces. Then read the card slowly to your students. Students listen to the instructions, find the piece the task card listed and place it on the correct spot on the mat. Once finished the tree should match the one described on the task card. This is a easy, low prep activity that lasts me three weeks and my students really enjoy it!