We will take any excuse to decorate for the holidays around here! This very simple tree decorating activity is a great way to get festive while working on name practice and recognition. Educational activities for your kids or quick center ideas do not need to be elaborate. I have found the most beneficial activities are ones made with materials I have on hand, nothing fancy! My kids and students appreciate the simplicity of activities and then we build off of them to make them more challenging. Your children are going to have a blast with this Christmas Tree Name Building Activity!
*Pair this with our Christmas Writing Center Activities!
Christmas Tree Name Building Activity
With a few household items, you can create this simple tree decorating activity where children are also practicing name recognition. Let’s get started with this easy-prep literacy project!
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Steps for Assembly
To begin, I quickly drew and cut Christmas tree shapes out of construction paper. I then added the letters of my kids’ names to each tree.
Finally, I wrote the corresponding letters on star stickers for them to match and decorate.
Colored dot stickers would also work really well and look like ornaments. It is as easy as that!
My kids loved this activity! I also gave them a few extra stars to decorate the rest of the tree. This was a great way to work on name letter recognition as well as fine motor skills.
Even More Ideas:
We plan on doing this activity again on a larger scale using all the letters of the alphabet. For my older child, I will write uppercase letters on the tree and have her match the correct lowercase letter to it.
For my younger child I may work on color matching with dot stickers.
There are so many options for this activity. Quick, easy, and educational. We have enjoyed hanging these up with the rest of our holiday decorations!
We hope you recreate this activity with your own skill building idea!
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