This cute, inexpensive Christmas tree craft can be used in a variety of ways in your therapy sessions, such as ordering by size, sequencing, and following directions. You can also use it as a reinforcement activity by rewarding students with tree pieces or by letting them add an ornament for each turn.
What you need:
- Paper plates (1 plate will make 2 trees)
- Craft stick (1 for each tree)
- Green crayons
- Markers or stickers for ornaments
What to do:
- Cut the paper plates in half and then cut each half into three different size wedges (small, medium, large)
- Have the students color the pieces with a green crayon
- Glue the three plate pieces together with the largest on the bottom, the medium size next, and the smallest piece on top.
- Once dry enough to handle, glue the craft stick to the back of the tree, leaving some of the stick below the tree as a trunk.
- Once dry, let the students add ornaments to the tree with markers, stickers, or stamps.
Make this activity your own and share the ways you’ve used it with us in the comments below!