There is something about Christmas activities in the classroom that end up being extra fun. I do not know if it is because students are excited about Santa coming, or if teachers are just extra excited for winter break, but the enthusiasm lasts all month long! Keep students engaged with learning with printable activities like our Christmas tree tally marks number match game!
Christmas Tree Tally Marks Number Match
The free printable Christmas tree tally marks activity includes 10 ornaments with candy peppermint stick tally marks on them.
Each ornament has a number 1-10 on it. There is also a printable Christmas tree recording sheet included.
Print the recording sheet and make copies for your class. Print the tally marks ornament cards on cardstock or laminate to be used over and over again.
Place the ornament cards in a basket. Add markers, crayons, or even bingo dotters to the number matching activity. Now it’s time to play!
Pick a tally marks ornament card and identify how many candy peppermint sticks are on it. Find the matching number on the Christmas tree recording sheet and color it in.
Keep playing until all cards are picked and all of the ornaments on the Christmas tree are colored.
In the Classroom
Printable activities like the Christmas tree tally marks number match are perfect to use with your small groups in the classroom.
I like to introduce our small group activities during circle time, so that everyone has an idea of what to expect as they come to the table.
The learning level of the group depends on how each group will play this activity. Some groups may play on their own with a teacher sitting there for reinforcement when needed. Other groups will work together while figuring out the number on the card and then finding the matching number on the recording sheet.
Some groups will be called with just one or two children in them. This allows the teacher at the table and the student to work together and focus on individual skills that have not been mastered yet.
This is why I am such a huge fan of printable activities. So many skills are worked on and the recording sheet goes home, so that parents have an idea of what we were doing that day.
Grab Your Copy
Ready for some Christmas-themed fun with tally marks? Grab your copy of the Christmas tree tally marks number match by clicking the yellow button below.
Then, for tons of Christmas centers all planned for you – hop over and grab our Christmas math and literacy pack!