I have included a few options/variations with this craftivity to help you best utilize the resources available in your classroom and also fit your student’s skill/ability levels. If you have access to a die cut or Cricut/Silouette, then those are obviosly your best
options for creating the shape ornaments, but if not, you can use the pages provided and either print them on colored pages and cut or print on white paper, have students color, then cut.
For the tree itself, you can use the templates to print on colored paper, to print on white paper and have studnets color, or print on cardstock, cut and trace on construction paper and then cut.
The template includeds four layers of “branches” for tree, but it would of course work using 3 or even 2 layers if that is best for you and your students.
If you get started on this and realize I have not included
something that would make it easier or more efficient for you, please feel free to contact me and I will do my best to quickly
provide an update to the product!
My students LOVED creating these shape trees and I hope yours will as well!
I did these in small groups as one of my daily math stations. On day one we assembled the trees and I had them roll a dice to
determine the number of each of the shape ornaments they glued on their tree. On day two, I gave them the recording page and as we worked on it, was assessing to see if they knew what shape to count after we read the lines together. (Also another opportunity to check one-to-one counting for some of my friends still working on that.) We then “mounted” (glued) the recoding page on red paper and added some glitter, just to help it look nice for hallway display and well...because we love glitter!
There are numerous ways to use this resource, I share how I use it just to help give one idea. I’d love to hear/see how you decide to put it to use! Send me a message or tag me on instagram! @funwithmrsgunn