Building a Christmas Tree

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Busma Butt is sharing with you a simple educational quiet time activity that you can make for your little ones using simple equipments in the house. Building a Christmas Tree.

Preparation time: 10 minutes


  • 1 piece of green paper
  • A small piece of brown paper
  • Scissors
  • Coloured marker pens

How to do it:

  1. Cut strips of green paper with a pair of scissors at different lengths
  2. Cut a small piece of brown rectangle as the tree trunk
  3. Write the numbers on the strips (see below for more ideas)
  4. Mix up the strips and ask your little one to build the tree

This is a versatile activity, you can use it to teach or reinforce your kid on the following areas:

  • Number sequence (in numerals, English number words, Chinese number words etc.) (see pictures below)
  • Spellings on names and sight words (see pictures below)

You can use it:

  • as a morning work activity in the house
  • when waiting for food in a restaurant / clinic (this activity is light weight so it is easy to put it in your bag and carry around)
  • when travelling in an aeroplane (put it in an envelope and give it to your kid as a little surprise)
  • in Christmas party where you can use bigger strips of paper so all the kids can play together to build the tree
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Learning is fun and inexpensive.

Busma Butt offers advice in having fun with kids around Hong Kong.

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