My kids always love a good color-by-number activity. For a cute Christmas tree craft, we changed it to color-by-letter and instead of coloring, the boys decorated the tree with different colored of pompoms. This ended up being a fun name activity for my preschooler, as well as a cute and easy Christmas craft for kids.

Color and decorate by letter Christmas tree craft for preschoolers

What You’ll Need:

  • green cardstock paper
  • school glue
  • colored pompoms
  • scissors

How to Prepare:

  1. Cut a Christmas tree out of green cardstock paper.
  2. Make a legend. I used letters in my preschooler’s name. I then glued different colored pom poms underneath each letter as the key.
  3. Write the letters you used in the legend randomly on the tree. (Think ornaments and lights!)

How Kids Decorate-by-Letter:

Letters of name on Christmas tree craft

It’s really fun and simple! My preschooler went through the letters of his name in order. The uppercase g is a purple pompom. He found a “G” on the Christmas tree and glued the pompom on it. On to the next letter, lowercase e. It’s orange. Glue that on a lowercase e. And so on.

Decorate a Christmas tree craft and learning activity

He went through each letter in his name and then started over again. Eventually he realized he could do all the uppercase g’s at one time and then all the lowercase e’s. That sped up the process.

We had a little hitch because there’s two lowercase e’s in his name. That letter became a toss up. He could decide what color pompom he wanted to put on the lowercase e’s.

He also has an uppercase g and a lowercase g, so this activity was also great for upper and lowercase letter recognition.

Decorating Christmas tree craft

Eventually he decorated the entire Christmas tree!

Completely Christmas tree craft decorated by letters of name

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About Jamie Reimer

Jamie Reimer

Jamie learned to be a hands on mom by creating activities, crafts and art projects for her three boys to do and shares them on hands on : as we grow. Jamie takes the creative outlet as a way to get through the early years of parenting with a smile!

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