Count and Stack Christmas Tree

Count and Stack Christmas Tree

Posted 2013-11-29 by Where I Holidayfollow
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.

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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

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    Method
  • Turn the cups upside down.

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

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

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

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  • Stack cups 8-9 to form the third row.

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  • Stack cup 10 on the very top.

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

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  • Let your little one topple the tree and start again!

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

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    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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    238257 - 2023-07-18 03:52:52

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    Over_10s
    Cheap
    Medium
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    Christmas
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    Decoration
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