Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Decorating the Tree Math Skills

Working on our math skills some more for the holidays. I cut out a large triangle to represent a tree and then I traced a penny all over the tree. Once that was complete, I pulled out lots of pom poms and we got playing.

Each time we rolled the die, that is the number of pom poms we would put on the tree. If your pom poms are smaller or larger than mine, just use another item to trace for your circles. We enjoyed this game lots as it was math but we could be creative with how we put the colors on. I did not restrict my son's color choices but you could turn this into a patterning game also by making all even numbers a certain color and all odd numbers another color. There are a variety of ways to do this. AB patterns, ABC patterns, AABB patterns, AAB patterns, etc.

Learning can be fun.


  1. I am always looking for simple math, but flexible math activities. Thanks!

  2. I really love your games. I taught for 33 yrs. and was considered the "creative" teacher but you are far better at simple but fun than i ever was. Thanks for taking the time and effort to share. My new set of home schooling grandchildren will have a better set of materials. Yeah!

  3. simple n lovable activity, thanx a lot ;)

  4. Looking forward to playing this with my grandchildren, thank you for sharing. My husband suggested making the tree out of felt the little pom poms will stick.