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Easy Christmas Tree Crafts for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Love these easy Christmas tree crafts for my toddler and preschooler! | IntentionalByGrace.com

During the Christmas season, I like to take a break from our regular home preschool curriculum and focus on themed activities. This week in addition to our daily Truth in the Tinsel activity, we’ve been having a lot of fun with Christmas trees!

We put up our Advent calendar, decorated our family Christmas tree, and pulled out our felt Christmas tree for the little ones to enjoy over and over again.

What a decorated tree looks like with a toddler and preschooler.
What a decorated tree looks like with a toddler and preschooler.

In addition, we’ve done a couple of easy Christmas Tree crafts together that I thought you might enjoy doing with your toddler or preschooler so I want to share them with you.

To enhance the learning, I like to read some of our favorite Christmas tree themed books: Pine Tree Parable, The Legend of the Christmas Tree, and Why Christmas Trees Aren’t Perfect. These are great go along books!

You can see other Christmas themed books we enjoy here: Our Favorite Christmas Books to Read Aloud.

We also talked about the reason we use evergreen trees to decorate during Christmas. The Christmas Tree is typically an evergreen tree. Evergreen trees stay green year round. Their leaves don’t change and fall away like other trees do. Also the needles point upward to heaven. The evergreen tree symbolizes our new life in Christ. Because Jesus came to earth as a baby, which is what we are celebrating right now, we can have eternal life. Jesus’s life, death, and resurrection made a way for everlasting life with God!

Easy Christmas Tree Crafts to Do with Your Toddler or Preschooler

qtip painting christmas tree toddler

Q-Tip Painted Christmas Tree

What You Need:

What you do:

1. Start by cutting out a triangle from green construction paper.

Extra learning opportunity, depending on your child’s ability: I like to draw the triangle with dotted lines and let my child trace the lines to make a triangle. Then I let him cut along the lines he has traced.

2. Next cut a rectangle from brown construction paper.

Extra learning opportunity, depending on your child’s ability: Again, you can draw the rectangle with dotted lines and let your child trace them. Then let him cut out the rectangle he has drawn.

3. Glue your rectangle and tree onto your favorite color of construction paper.

qtip christmas tree painting

4. Next, set your child up with paint and q-tips. Let him add ornaments by making dots all over the green construction paper. You could make one right alongside your child. I actually had a lot of fun with mine. 😉

qtip painting christmas tree

5. Finally, add a star sticker to the top of your tree. This is totally optional, but we think it makes it look pretty and complete.

spell your name christmas tree

Spell Your Name Christmas Tree

What You Need:

What You Do:

1. Start by cutting out triangles from your green construction paper. You can do different size triangles if you want, but it’s not necessary.

Extra learning opportunity, depending on your child’s ability: I like to draw the triangle with dotted lines and let my child trace the lines to make a triangle. Then I let him cut along the lines he has traced. If you do different size triangles, this will be a great opportunity to work on biggest to smallest and vice versa.

2. Next cut a rectangle from brown construction paper.

Extra learning opportunity, depending on your child’s ability: Again, you can draw the rectangle with dotted lines and let your child trace them. Then let him cut out the rectangle he has drawn.

3. Glue your rectangle and green triangles onto your favorite color of construction paper.

4. Next, go ahead and top your tree with a star of your choice.

5. Finally, add the letters of your child’s name to the green triangles from top to bottom.

Extra learning opportunity, depending on your child’s ability: Practice making the phonemic sound for each letter and name other things that begin with each respective letter of your child’s name.

8 More Easy Christmas Tree Crafts

There are so many other great ideas for easy Christmas tree crafts out there! Here are a few others I thought you might want to check out, particularly if you have a toddler or preschooler.

Paper Shape Christmas Tree from Buggy and Buddy

Paper Plate Laced Christmas Tree Craft from I Heart Crafty Things

Pom Pom Painting Christmas Tree Craft for Toddlers from Fantastic Fun and Learning

Easy Christmas Tree Ornament from Ginger Snap Crafts

Blotto Christmas Tree Craft from No Time for Flash Cards

Fine Motor Egg Carton Christmas Tree Activity from Sugar Aunts

Popsicle Stick Christmas Tree from Happy Hooligans

Christmas Tree Shapes Activity from Gift of Curiosity

Tell me! What Christmas crafts do you like to do with your kids?

Truth in the Tinsel

Want a fun and Christ-centered way to countdown the days to Christmas?

Truth in the Tinsel is a 24 day countdown to Christmas. Each day you and your children read a passage of Scripture from the Bible, make a simple ornament and talk about God’s Word together. At the end of Advent, your child will have a tree full of handmade ornaments and they will be able to tell the whole Christmas story! My kids and have been enjoying it for years!! Click here to learn more.

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