So, Christmas is literally just around the corner. Are you busy preparing for Christmas? While Christmas is more of a religious event over here, who can resist having these adorable Christmas tree decorations that double up as a number matching game too!
I love how the green hue from the pine tree turned out in this printable (I used colour laser printer by the way). Took me ages to find the right tree (can’t imagine how you guys with real Christmas tree at home do it). Isn’t it lovely that the tree trunks are made of these pine wood Popsicle sticks too?
The objective of the game is to count and match the number of ornaments on the Christmas tree with the labels on the Popsicle sticks. You don’t have to print out all, just choose a page or two for your child to practice numbers on.
For those of you who would just like to use them as decorations, I have done up a separate version for you too (simple because you are so awesome for being here!) Scroll down further to download your copy, my friend.
Materials required for Christmas Tree Decoration Game:
You would need the following:
- Card stock (matte white paper around 200 to 220 gram)
- Popsicle sticks approximately 150 mm (length) x 18 mm (width)
- Scissors, cutters, cellophane tape, colour printer
- Optional items: Marker pen, strings and numbered wooden pegs for decoration
How to assemble the Christmas Tree Game
- To get started, download this free Christmas Tree printable by clicking on this image:
- Cut out the trees including the two triangles with dotted lines at the top part of the tree. Pro tip #1: Cut each sheet into smaller sections first so that it’s easier to manoeuvre your scissors. Cut about 1mm from the boundary of the image for a more flattering finish. Refer picture below:
- Fold the two triangles at the top towards the back and seal them together with sticky tape like this:
- Pro tip #2: use a dried pen tip and trace over the fold lines so that it’s easier to fold the corners backwards.
- Cut a slit at the bottom of the tree along dotted line. The trees are now ready.
- For the Popsicle sticks, you can number them by using markers. Or, if you have ugly handwriting (like me!), then print out the numbers in the last page and stick them onto the Popsicle sticks.
- To play, just match the number of ornaments on the tree with the numbers on the Popsicle stick. Then, slide the Popsicle stick into the back of the Christmas tree.
- I happened to have some numbered wooden pegs at home, you can use the numbered pegs with the Christmas tree game too! It’s all up to you.
For Assembly of Christmas Tree for Decorations:
Of course you can completely utilize the Christmas Trees from above as Christmas Decorations after your child is done playing with them. However, if you would just like to print out these for decorations (since there are so fabulous), I have prepared another version with full ornaments below:
Hope you like today’s project. Took me a long time to prepare these things, that with the fact that my kids are on school holidays are among the reasons why updates have been slow lately. I am sure many of you can relate to that 🙂
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Pin It so you can find this again!