It’s the weekend after Thanksgiving, so I thought it would be the perfect time to post this simple felt Christmas tree shape activity we did last week. It’s an easy hand-on way to learn about shapes and colors, and something that can be put in zip-lock bag to make it portable for holiday travel!
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This was a spur-of-the-moment activity that I decided to do when I saw the stack of felt while goring through our craft supplies. It was quick and simple, but great for shape practice!
How to make this Christmas Tree Shape Activity:
Supplies: Scissors, a piece of paper, and felt in different colors (one background color, and others for the “ornaments”).
Make The Tree and Shapes:
- First, I cut shapes from a piece of paper and laid them on top of the grey piece of felt that I wanted to use for the background. I did this to make sure they would all fit before I cut them all out of felt.
- Next, I used the paper as a guide to cut the shapes out of felt. I cut a few of each shape to have enough to fill the tree. I did some different shapes, and you could do more or less depending on what your child is learning.
Christmas Tree Shape Activities – Ways to Play:
- Build a Christmas Tree! I didn’t show my boys what to do and just let them make their own. My 2 year old liked to stack all of the pieces, and my 4 year old liked to stack the big triangles and then spread the shapes.
- Make a Christmas Tree together while talking about the shapes.
- The adult makes the Christmas Tree, and then play “find the shape” as the toddler points to shapes as the adult calls them out (or vice versa).
- Call out shapes and have your child find that shape and add it to the tree.
- Or practice colors by doing any of the above activities, but substituting colors instead. You could even make all circle ornaments, making them each a different color.
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