Counting Tree, a craft for practicing numbers 1-100

I recently purchased my first paper punches and I’ve been going a little punch-crazy around here ever since. For this craft I used a leaf-shaped paper punch, blank index cards, green crayons, a Sharpie marker, a glass bottle from the recycling bin, a small branch from outside, and some glue.
Counting Tree, Suzy Homeschooler (2)
First we used the various shades of green crayons to color the blank index cards. (This step could be skipped if you use green cardstock to start with.) Once green, we used the paper punch to punch leaves out of the index cards.
Counting Tree, Suzy Homeschooler (3)
Most of this work was done by LittleMan and SunnyGirl together. Having only one paper punch made it a great opportunity to practice taking turns.
Counting Tree, Suzy Homeschooler (10)
We continued making leaves until we had 100. Then I wrote numbers 1-100 on the leaves using a Sharpie marker while LittleMan counted aloud, telling me what number to write next.
Counting Tree, Suzy Homeschooler (4)
Once all the leaves were numbered, I placed them on a plate near the glass bottle with the small branch and some glue.
Counting Tree, Suzy Homeschooler (5)
LittleMan then carefully squeezed a dot of glue onto the back of each leaf and adhered it to the tree, calling out each number as he went.
Counting Tree, Suzy Homeschooler (7)
I thought this project might require a break half way through, after-all 100 leaves is a lot to to glue, but LittleMan worked consistently until finished.
Counting Tree, Suzy Homeschooler (8)
The end result is a lovely little number tree to decorate our homeschool classroom.
Counting Tree, Suzy Homeschooler (1)


For more math activities and lesson ideas check out our Math Pinterest Board!
Follow Caitlyn Stock (Suzy Homeschooler)’s board Math on Pinterest.

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestby feather

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *