Remember color by number as a kid? It was my go-to activity, so we’ve recreated it using tissue paper and mathematics. In the past, we’ve done turkey tissue paper by number and heart tissue paper by number crafts using simple numbers. For our Christmas tree tissue paper by number craft, we’re making it more challenging by using addition. You can use addition, subtraction, multiplication, or simple numbers, depending on your child’s ability.
You’ll need the following materials:
- Christmas Tree Printable
- Tissue Paper, various colors
- Black Marker
- Scissors (optional)
Print out your Christmas Tree template in the materials section above, fill-in your addition problems, then assign your color order. We used rocks we painted for a loose materials math activity.
Once you’ve decided on colors and addition problems, rip or cut the paper into small squares.
Squeeze the paper into small balls and apply. We identified each color and completed all the christmas bulb math problems for each number. Ripping and scrunching paper is wonderful for stimulating sensory muscles too.
Apply glue and stick. It’s that simple.
Continue all the way around the tree until you’re done.
We discussed the SUM of two numbers, odd and even numbers, and skip counting.
This simple holiday activity works on number and color recognition, addition, fine motor, and sensory.
If your little one enjoys hands-on math activities, see oureasy to make Geoboard with fabric loops. They make wonderful inexpensive kid-made gifts too.
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