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.
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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.
For toddlers, it’s a good idea to hide them in plain sight.
You can vary the height of your hiding locations or slightly hide the trees under something.
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?
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.
Keep hunting for numbers and saying their names.
Make a Christmas Tree Number Line
Once you have found all of the numbers, it’s time to sort them.
Ask your toddler to find a number one at a time.
Start with 1 and work your way to 10.
Place the numbers in a line.
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.
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