Do you have any alphabet stamps on hand? If so, this colorful quick and easy Christmas tree alphabet stamping activity is a perfect preschool letter activity! It was such a hit that I was able to tweak it a bit for Jael to work on her addition and subtraction families. Yup, this activity worked for both my preschooler and my first grader.
I recently shared our simple way of homeschooling both my kids and its activities such as these that make it possible. Sure it was created for Caleb but I was able to adjust it for Jael and she loved it.
CHRISTMAS TREE ALPHABET STAMPING ACTIVITY
In order to recreate this activity for your preschooler, you will need the following: (Please note that affiliate links are used below for your convenience and at no cost to you)
Melissa & Doug Wooden Alphabet Stamp Set – 56 Stamps With Lower-Case and Capital LettersEducational Insights Alphabet Rubber Stamps – Uppercase 5/8Learning Resources Lowercase Alphabet StampsMoore: Premium Wooden Small Alphabet Stamp Set – 34 piece set of Lowercase Alphabet Stamps with 4 Color Ink Pads
First, print a few copies of the Christmas tree alphabet sheet. This way, your child can go through all the letters if the alphabet a few times.
Second, cut out the page with the alphabet ornaments and place them in a cup, bowl or basket.
Allow your preschooler to pick an ornament alphabet card from the container. Have them say the letter (and the sound if they know it).
Next, have them stamp the matching case of that card in one of the blank ornaments on the Christmas tree. For example, if they grab a card that says “G”, they should stamp “g” on the sheet.
ADJUSTING THE CHRISTMAS TREE ALPHABET STAMPING ACTIVITY FOR OLDER CHILDREN
In order to allow Jael to work on her addition and subtraction facts, I printed the first sheet of the Christmas Tree pack and slipped it in a protective sheet.
I then stacked her facts cards beside her sheet. She then picked the card on top, read it and then wrote the answer with a dry erase marker. She was also able to see if her answers were correct as these cards are self-correcting.
Christmas Books to Read
How to Catch an ElfGod Gave Us Christmas (God Gave Us Series)How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (Classic Seuss)Mr. Willowby’s Christmas TreeThe Sweet Smell of Christmas (Scented Storybook)The Berenstain Bears and the Joy of GivingThe Christmas WishTractor Mac Saves ChristmasLlama Llama Jingle BellsThe Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree: An Appalachian Story (Picture Puffin Books)The Littlest ElfThe Biggest Snowman EverThe Berenstain Bears and the Christmas Angel (Berenstain Bears/Living Lights)The Jolly Christmas PostmanPete the Cat Saves ChristmasLittle Blue Truck’s ChristmasBear Stays Up for Christmas (The Bear Books)Merry Christmas Mom and Dad (A Golden Look-Look Book)The Girl Who Saved Christmas