Christmas Tree Activity for Preschool

Kids can decorate a beautiful Christmas tree by coloring-in, cutting and pasting the template.

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Inside: Cut and Paste Christmas Tree Activity for Preschoolers and Kindergarten

A simple craft activity to decorate a Christmas tree or use it as the front of a Christmas card decoration, low-prep and personalized. Great Christmas tree activity for Kindergarten or Preschool.

This Christmas cut and paste craft uses a creative Christmas tree template that the students can color in, cut and paste to make a unique design.

Let your students unleash their creativity as they decorate a Christmas tree with the Christmas ornaments of their choosing.

A color version is also provided. You can easily use this template to create personalized Christmas cards.

The simple geometric shapes with dotted lines make this a fun Christmas math activity for PreK and Preschool. Great time to practice scissors skills!

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Preschool: Practice scissors skills using the dotted lines with geometric shapes

Kindergarten: Extend the activity by writing a little message for Mum, Dad, Grandparents, or anyone!


  1. Select the elements that you want to use in your card’s design from the Christmas tree template (download at the bottom of this page). 
  2. Color your selections with markers, color pencils, watercolors, or whatever you like.
  3. * Optional: Color the background of your Christmas scene on the piece of paper where you want to paste your design.
  4. Cut out your illustrations and paste them on a piece of card-stock (or any paper, really). An adult’s help might be useful for this step.
  5. Your personalized design is done! Now write something nice for the person that will receive the card.
Preschooler doing a Preschool Christmas Tree Activity

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► Why is this resource useful?

Beyond helping your Christmas season art project planning, here are more reasons why this resource will bring you good value:

  • Ideas of Christmas activities that can be also a Preschool Christmas craft gift to make for parents.
  • Christmas Maths craft activity (geometry) that uses simple shapes to outline each element to be cut-out.
  • Christmas holiday craft that works well as a simple early finishers activity.
  • Use this Christmas Craftivity as a Christmas card
  • Good for planning preschool activities winter season.
  • Great for a quick low-prep cut and paste Christmas project that doesn’t require much material or time to get done.
  • Writing Christmas as Holiday cards to work on writing skills.
  • Add to your bank of Christmas resources for low-prep time-fillers.
  • Christmas cutting practice: A Christmas craft kindergarten, preschool and Prek students can use to practice scissors skills (classic fine motor skills activities).
  • A fantastic Christmas project for preschoolers for practicing pencil grip and fine motor skills.
  • Paper crafts for the art center that can be made with simple materials.
  • Good addition to your collection of winter holiday activities.
  • One of the winter crafts kindergarten can do before going on Holiday.
  • Toddler activities that work well in multi-generational classrooms.
  • Include in your Preschool Christmas activities


  • Put lights on a Christmas tree in the classroom and decorate with the student’s cards (you can add these elf crafts too!)
  • Display the student’s Christmas trees as decorations for winter bulletin board


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List of Christmas Tree Activities for Preschoolers:

Here’s a curated collection of crafts and activities around the Christmas Tree theme that you could use as well:

Creative Christmas Tree Arts and Crafts Ideas for Kids by i-Heart Crafty Things

Easy Christmas Tree Crafts Ideas for toddlers and preschoolers by Sharing Our Experiences

Christmas Trees Printable Activities and Worksheets by

30+ Christmas Tree Crafts and Activities for Kids by Fun-a-Day

Christmas Tree Crafts by DLTK Kids

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The download includes one zip file with the following PDFs high resolution (A4 paper size):

  • 1 PDF Color version: 1 Christmas tree sheet, 1 Christmas decorations sheet
  • 1 PDF Black and white: 1 Christmas tree sheet, 1 Christmas decorations sheet
  • BONUS: 1 PDF Christmas Coloring sheet (black and white)

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