December is just a few days away, so it’s time to start Christmas crafts! To kick off Christmas season, we used upcycled materials and made paper roll Christmas trees. Then, we turned it into a multilingual sight word matching game in Chinese, English, and Korean. This paper roll activity is very easy to adapt to your child’s age, and they also make cute Christmas decorations!
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What you need:
- Paper rolls from toilet paper or paper towels
- Thin cardboard
- Paint & glitter or glitter paint!
- Star stickers
What to do:
- Draw tree shapes onto cardboard. I made 2 different tree shapes for variety.
- Cut trees
- Decorate the tree
- Cut paper rolls for tree stump
- Write Chinese words (or another language) on trees and paper rolls.
- Match tree stump and trees!
As shown in the photos, I wrote the following words:
- 圣诞节快乐！(Shèngdàn jié kuàilè) / Merry Christmas / 메리 크리스마스
- 耶稣 (Yēsū) / Jesus / 예수
However, you can also match numbers, basic Chinese characters such as 木 (mù / wood), capital and lower case English letters, and the Hangul alphabet. The paper roll Christmas trees can be adapted to your child’s learning level!
Here are the trees with all of the English, Chinese, and Korean words matched up! Don’t they make beautiful Christmas decorations?
If you are an avid paper roll collector like me, you could even make 25 paper roll Christmas trees for an advent countdown!!
My daughter liked this activity so much that she made her own colorful paper roll Christmas trees!
If you make these Paper Roll Christmas Trees, let us know what words, numbers, or letters you end up writing for the matching game! Please leave a comment and don’t forget to tag @chalkacademy on Instagram! My kids love seeing how other kids to learning activities at home! 🙂
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