By Crafts for Learning Contributor, Danielle from the blog Crayonbox Learning.
- Scrapbook Paper (optional)
- Binder Rings
- Black (or colored) Permanent Pens
- Tree Template
- Ribbons (optional)
- Hole punch
Directions: This activity was designed with young learners in mind. My example incorporated tracing numbers, number words and corresponding dots adding up to the number on each tree. The template for this project includes a blank set for adding your own text, and embellishments, and a numbered set 1-10. The numbered set includes a tracing number, number word, and dot corresponding to the number written on the card.
- Print out tree template onto cardstock.
- If using a blank template, write on the trees as desired with a non-bleed, permanent ink pen.
- Color, or decorate the tree cover. You can use scrapbook paper scraps, colored pens or crayons to make the tree stand out. Be sure to let any glue dry before laminatnig.
- Cut out the individual trees and laminate for durability. Hint: Cutting out the trees before laminating helps create a better seal around the pieces. They will last longer with average use.
- Punch a hole where indicated at the top of the tree.
- Secure the pages at the top with a binder ring.
- Add colorful, festive ribbon to the binder rings as shown in the example.
This activity takes 30-45 minutes to assemble. It would make a cute gift for a teacher, child care provider, or stocking stuffer for children.