I think Christmas Tree lights are the most magical part of Christmas decorations. The way they twinkle, shine and dance. It is pure magic. Sometimes I like white lights and other times I love the color version, but for an this free printable Christmas Tree Roll and Count game, using the colored version is a must! This is a fun Christmas Themed activity that will help your little one practice counting in a fun, Christmasy way.
Christmas Tree Lights Roll and Count
My daughter loves roll and count activities. It adds an element of surprise to the activity, versus just counting in order 1 through 10.
We love using our giant foam dice for math activities! They are so much fun to roll AND they are quieter than normal dice, so they don’t disturb the other kids. For kids who are just starting to learn numbers, they can use the traditional 1-6 die and for kids who need more of a challenge counting, use the 1-12 or 1-20 dice.
You can also use our favorite double dice to create a fun addition activity for kindergarteners.
We like using the dry erase pockets. They are much easier and more cost effective in the long run than laminating. Although we still laminate sometimes. When I KNOW my daughter is going to be obsessed with an activity I will laminate it, so it’s always ready to go for her. These dry erase pouches are a fabulous alternative though.
Materials Needed for the Free Printable Christmas Tree Lights Roll and Count Math Activity:
Etmact 100pcs Assorted Colors Mini Round Shape Plastic Light bulb Beads Christmas Decoration for DIY CraftEXPO Low-Odor Dry Erase Set, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 8-PieceThornton’s Office Supplies Reusable Dry Erase Pockets, 9 x 12 Inches, Assorted Colors, 30 Pockets per Pack (61370)
To Prep: Print out the free printable. If choosing to laminate, you can do that now. If you are planning on using the dry erase pouches, slide the Christmas Tree Lights printable into the pocket.
To Use: Start with the die and roll. Whichever number it lands on, write that number or number word with the dry erase marker on the available lines in the top right. Next, place the corresponding number of Christmas Lights on the Christmas Tree.
We have a lot of fun with these counting games. There are a variety of ways that this can be used including using play dough instead of buttons. Play dough can also be used to create the number or number word.