Make a super fun Christmas Tree Addition Game using dice, wooden numerals and buttons! So easy to set up and can be played a variety of ways to suit whatever maths learning objective you’d like to work on in a playful way.
I do love a themed learning activity and Christmas trees are the best of the best for versatility and fun game ideas!
To make this Christmas Tree Addition Game you need:
Green card Christmas Tree shape (cut your own)
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Set the loose parts out on a tray with either a smaller tray or a shallow dish for the buttons. Ask your child to roll the dice and add up the total amount of spots.
Can they find the correct numerals needed to make that number? Add those to the top of the tree.
Now using 1:1 correspondence, count out the correct amount of buttons and use them to decorate the tree!
So simple, so easy that you could set this out in a maths area in the classroom and the children will be able to play independently.
Maybe they could take it one step further and record their answers on a clipboard?
For an extra challenge you could add another one or two dice!
How about setting the number on the tree first and then ask them to roll just ONE dice and SUBTRACT that amount instead?
Older children could use two dice and MULTIPLY the amounts instead! They’d need more wooden numerals and buttons probably but it could be a great extension activity!
Or try this Christmas Tree Multiplication Game using sticker dots!
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And here are our PLAYFUL MATHS archives too!
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