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Count and Stack Christmas Tree

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A simple and inexpensive Christmas activity that helps pre-schoolers learn their numbers and practice their building skills as they sort, count and stack a Christmas Tree.



Christmas Tree, Stacking Christmas Tree, Paper Cups, Toddler Activity


Time: 5 minutes preparation (and endless play time)
Age: Under 5's
Level: Easy

Materials
10 disposable paper or plastic cups
1 Bow or Star topper
Black Marker



Christmas Tree, Stacking Christmas Tree, Paper Cups, Toddler Activity

Method
Turn the cups upside down.



Christmas Tree, Stacking Christmas Tree, Paper Cups, Toddler Activity

Write a number on the bottom of each cup from 1-10.



Christmas Tree, Stacking Christmas Tree, Paper Cups, Toddler Activity



Christmas Tree, Stacking Christmas Tree, Paper Cups, Toddler Activity

Stack the cups on a flat surface. Set cups 1-4 in a straight line leaving a little space between each cup.



Christmas Tree, Stacking Christmas Tree, Paper Cups, Toddler Activity

Stack cups 5-7 on top of the first row of cups.



Christmas Tree, Stacking Christmas Tree, Paper Cups, Toddler Activity

Stack cups 8-9 to form the third row.



Christmas Tree, Stacking Christmas Tree, Paper Cups, Toddler Activity

Stack cup 10 on the very top.



Christmas Tree, Stacking Christmas Tree, Paper Cups, Toddler Activity

Finish off your Christmas tree with a bow or star topper.



Christmas Tree, Stacking Christmas Tree, Paper Cups, Toddler Activity

Let your little one topple the tree and start again!



Christmas Tree, Stacking Christmas Tree, Paper Cups, Toddler Activity

To make it more of a puzzle for older kids, mix up the numbers so they have to sort them before stacking.



Christmas Tree, Stacking Christmas Tree, Paper Cups, Toddler Activity


Tips: If using plain coloured cups, you can decorate them with Christmas stickers.

Categories
#Christmas
#Cheap
#Paper
#Counting
#Game
#Christmas tree
#Numbers
#Easy
#Under 5s
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