Christmas Tree Number Hunt Activity for Toddlers

Go on a festive Christmas themed hunt for numbers. Toddlers will love this Christmas tree number hunt.

It’s perfect for practicing number recognition. Or put the Christmas trees in order to make a number line.

And when you’re done counting, check out all our other simple and fun activities for toddlers

Have fun counting and learning number recognition with this fun and easy to prep Christmas tree number hunt activity for toddlers.

 

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Christmas Tree Number Hunt for Toddlers

You’ll need green and brown paper, glue, and markers to make the Christmas trees for this activity. You could also laminate the trees using contact paper or laminating sheets.

Cut Christmas trees out of green paper. I used a simple triangle shape. Add a trunk to your trees using rectangles of brown paper and glue.

Use markers, to write a number on each of the Christmas trees. We used the numbers 1-10.

Hide the Christmas trees around the room.

Have fun counting and learning number recognition with this fun and easy to prep Christmas tree number hunt activity for toddlers.

For toddlers, it’s a good idea to hide them in plain sight.

Have fun counting and learning number recognition with this fun and easy to prep Christmas tree number hunt activity for toddlers.

You can vary the height of your hiding locations or slightly hide the trees under something.

Have fun counting and learning number recognition with this fun and easy to prep Christmas tree number hunt activity for toddlers.

If your toddler is struggling with finding a Christmas tree, give him a clue.

Say: look near the couch, or can you find the number by the window?

Have fun counting and learning number recognition with this fun and easy to prep Christmas tree number hunt activity for toddlers.

When your toddler finds a Christmas tree number, ask him what number it is.

If he doesn’t know the number, say it and have him repeat the number after you.

Place the Christmas tree off to the side.

Have fun counting and learning number recognition with this fun and easy to prep Christmas tree number hunt activity for toddlers.

Keep hunting for numbers and saying their names.

Have fun counting and learning number recognition with this fun and easy to prep Christmas tree number hunt activity for toddlers.

Make a Christmas Tree Number Line

Once you have found all of the numbers, it’s time to sort them.

Have fun counting and learning number recognition with this fun and easy to prep Christmas tree number hunt activity for toddlers.

Ask your toddler to find a number one at a time.

Start with 1 and work your way to 10.

Have fun counting and learning number recognition with this fun and easy to prep Christmas tree number hunt activity for toddlers.

Place the numbers in a line.

Have fun counting and learning number recognition with this fun and easy to prep Christmas tree number hunt activity for toddlers.

Once your Christmas tree number line is complete, point to each tree and say the numbers together.

Hide the trees and go on a Christmas tree number hunt all over again. My kids like to take turns hiding the trees for each other. If they hide the trees really well, they have to give clues.

Do more activities for toddlers!

It’s so beneficial to have fun activities to do with your toddler. My friend Jamie from Hands On As We Grow has got a great free 7-Day Toddler Activity Challenge. You’ll have fun and make memories with these age-appropriate and simple activities. They’re the best! You can follow this link to sign up for the FREE 7-Day Toddler Challenge.

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Trisha is an educator with a passion for science literacy and mom to Aiden, Lily, and Elon. She’s the creator of Inspiration Laboratories, a blog dedicated to encouraging learning through creativity and play.

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