A great way to incorporate science into your Christmas and holiday activities.
This zip file contains a book to read to the students about the life cycle of a pine tree (Word and Smart Board versions included) and 3-part nomenclature cards, inspired by the Montessori method, for the students to practice identifying the stages of the life cycle of a pine tree with.
This activity is a simplified version of the life cycle of a pine tree. It does not cover the reproduction and male versus female cones. However, that information can easily be discussed/added.
Note this activity is featured in my Christmas Activities for Kindergarten and Preschool: O Christmas Tree. Several additional pine cone activities are found in the packet along with activities for math, language arts, social studies, practical life, and art.