This paper Christmas tree craft comes with a free printable template and is great to help children learn to follow step by step instructions and develop scissor skills.
How to make a paper Christmas tree with free printable template
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Each child can make their own colour and pattern selection as they use their scissor skills to make this pretty Christmas tree craft.
Materials needed:: Christmas tree template – one per child (see below to print)
Print out the Christmas tree template (see below) and use coloured pens and pencils to fill in each strip.
You can use traditional green or make it brightly coloured.
Add in a touch of math by using repeating patterns in your design: one solid strip followed by a patterned strip.
Add in an extra math twist by measuring each strip and observing how they increase by one centimetre with each new stip.
Notice how the strips are all left-aligned on the printable but how we are going to line them up symmetrically along a centre line to create our tree.
Cut out each strip – nice and simple scissor skills practice.
Then lay out your ten strips, in size order from the one centimetre strip to the ten centimetre strip.
Align them symmetrically along the centre line to create the Christmas tree shape.
Glue the strips down on a piece of folded paper to make a Christmas card.
Alternatively, to make a Christmas decoration, stick the strips to a lollipop stick or twig ‘tree trunk’.
Add ribbon or twine to the top so you can hang the decoration.
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Download your ready-made Nativity Unit
Download the Play Academy’s ready-made Nativity Unit and you’ll have everything you need to lead a set of activities to introduce your children to the Nativity story.
This Unit includes artist-drawn puppets/colour-in nativity scene characters and printable Bible verse cards, that your children can use year after year.
In this Nativity teaching unit your children can:
:: learn about the Nativity and create their own Nativity book or small world scene using colour-in puppet / nativity scene characters
:: learn about Mary and Joseph’s journey, and explore junk modelling
:: learn about the shepherds role, and explore loose parts
:: learn about Jesus’ birth
:: learn about the three wise men, and complete their book / re-tell the story in their small world
Bonus Nativity thematic unit printables
The Play Academy’s thematic units come with practical printables that make the lessons more engaging for your children and easier for you to teach.
No need to go searching for printables to accompany your lessons, they’re all included when you download your chosen unit.
In this Nativity Unit you’ll receive these bonus printables:
:: My Nativity Story book to write, colour and complete to tell the Nativity story
:: a set of artist-drawn My Nativity Puppets to colour, cut out and use to re-cap and act out the Nativity story
:: Nativity Vocabulary Cards to recap and consolidate learning
:: Nativity Bible Verse Cards to read, narrate your own acting out of the story, and perhaps to memorise
How to download this Nativity thematic unit
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