Lesson Plan

Christmas Counting: 1, 2, 3! Time to Decorate the Christmas Tree

Farewell pumpkins and turkeys! It’s time to decorate for Christmas! Your students will work on the foundations of counting, one-to-one correspondence, and one-to-one tagging as they add decorations to their Christmas cookies and trees.
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Learning Objectives

  • Students will be able to implement correct counting procedures by pointing to one object at a time and using one counting word for each object.
  • Students will be able to keep track of objects that have been counted.


(5 minutes)
  • Ask students to share some of their favorite Christmas traditions.
  • Tell students that two of your favorite Christmas traditions are decorating Christmas cookies and decorating the Christmas tree.
  • Tell students that today they will get to work with numbers and counting to decorate cookies and Christmas trees.