These Christmas Tree Puzzles make an easy and fun toddler matching game!
Super quick and simple to make, these puzzles are a fun little Christmas activity you can do without going to the store for supplies. You’ll need 3 basic things; cardstock, scissors and a marker. That’s it! Make these in under 5 minutes and you’ve got a happy, busy kid.
My son (3) really liked this matching activity! These were actually a bit easy for him, so I’m thinking of cutting each tree into 3 pieces next time…that should do it!
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Materials for Christmas Tree Puzzles:
- Cut the green cardstock paper into approximately 2 x 4 cards.
- Now on each rectangle of green cardstock, vertically draw a Christmas tree using the black permanent marker. Draw a different “style” of Christmas tree for each rectangle (I did triangular tree with different designs and patterns inside each one). Check out my versions below. I’m not good at drawing, but just to give you an idea 🙂
- Lastly, cut the rectangle with each Christmas tree in half. You can try cutting into 3 pieces for older children (about 3 years old and up, basing on my child who did these fairly quick).
What is my child learning and improving?
- Cognitive skills (puzzles are amazing for cognitive skills; thinking, analyzing, comparing, predicting, etc.)
- Fine motor skills (picking up the cards, matching them up to each other)
- Independence or busy activity