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Math Christmas Worksheet - Build a Tree Measuring in Inches

Math Christmas Worksheets - Tree Measuring in Inches

Christmas is a time for family, friends, and fun. It's also a time for learning and practicing new skills in fun and creative ways. This printable Christmas Measurement activity is the perfect way for all students to brush up on measurement skills while getting into the festive spirit!

Christmas Tree Measurement Math

This affordable, no-prep activity is aligned with CCSS 2.MD.A.1 and is a great way to brush up on measurement skills while getting into the festive spirit! Works great as an assessment as well. Kids won't even know they're learning!

This is an easy-to-use, no-prep printable worksheet where students will be asked to measure trees in inches. Students will look at the Christmas tree drawing strips and measure them using the provided ruler.

The activity allows for creativity and critical thinking as students assemble their tree. They can choose the length of their strips and measure them using a ruler to ensure accuracy. The strips can then be attached to the template using glue, creating a beautiful, one-of-a-kind tree.


Measurement Math with Christmas Trees

Multiple skill levels:

Students of all ages and abilities can benefit from brushing up on their measurement skills! Special education students and those in higher grades who may need a bit more practice could gain invaluable knowledge with this second-grade level lesson.


Easily differentiate this activity for students who need it. You can adjust the measurements asked to be done and even provide multiple worksheets of varying difficulty levels. You can also provide various measuring tools, such as string and paperclips, for younger students who may not be able to handle a ruler correctly. To make it more challenging for higher performing students to complete, remove the strip labels and give instructions that the bottom layer is 8 inches and the top is 1 inch. The students will be challenged to find the correct combinations of layers to create a symmetrical tree using whole number standard units.


Includes strip labels, ruler and easy-to-line-up dots for spacial challenged students.

Lesson Benefits

One of the benefits of combining Christmas art and math skills through building a Christmas tree is that it allows for creativity and critical thinking. Hands-on activities are a great way to learn and engage with new concepts. This is especially true for young learners.

When constructing a measurement strip Christmas tree, there are many different ways to go about it. By design, this allows students to be creative and think critically about assembling their tree best.

Additionally, working with math skills in this context can help improve problem-solving abilities. By using math skills to measure and calculate the size of each piece, students can better understand how to put everything together efficiently.

Students can compare trees with others or extend the activity into art by decorating the tree with their own unique flair.

Basic Instructions for Creating a Christmas Tree Inch By Inch

  1. Color each measuring strip

  2. Decide how long you want each strip to be

  3. Measure and cut strips to the correct width

  4. Assemble the strips on the tree template, staggering the colors

  5. Use a glue stick to attach the strips to the template

Extending into Art

Math Christmas Worksheets

Once the tree has been assembled, it's easy for students to decorate it. This is a great way to get creative and express their artistic abilities. Students can use their imagination to make the perfect Christmas tree for them or the season by adding decorations, such as lights and ornaments. The possibilities are endless!

One way to add a festive touch to the Christmas tree is by adding Christmas related objects. This is a fun and easy way to make the tree more colorful and cheerful. Christmas objects can be anything from ornaments to lights. No matter what method is used, it is sure to add some extra holiday spirit!

Another fun way to decorate the tree is by adding a candy cane or two. This is a great way for kids to get excited about Christmas and have some fun while they're at it! Candy canes are a classic decoration that everyone will love. Not only do they look pretty, but they also taste great!

Supporting Learning Standards

Standard units of measurement and various measurement activities are important skills for students to learn. Christmas math can be a fun way to practice these skills. A ruler can be used to measure length; by practicing this skill, students can become more accurate in their measurements.

Popular Curriculum Alignments

2nd Grade

My Math (McGraw Hill) Chapter 11 Customary and Metric Lengths

Go Math Chapter 8 Length in Customary Unit

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Although this lesson only includes whole number standard units of measurement, additional lessons are available for 1/2 inch and nonstandard unit measurement.

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Thank you for reading and purchasing the Christmas Tree Inch by Inch math lesson! This is a great way to teach units of measurement and critical thinking skills to students a varied skill levels. The Christmas theme makes it fun and festive for students. We are excited for you to use this in your classroom this year!

Homeschool Ready

Teaching resources like this one are important for homeschool families as well. With so many supplies, finding an educational and fun no-prep product is great. I hope your family enjoys creating their very own Christmas Tree, Inch by Inch!

Math is an important skill for students to learn. It teaches problem solving and critical thinking skills that will benefit all areas of life. We hope you find this product as helpful in supporting your students as we do.

May Santa and his elves bring you some extra fun this Christmas!

Happy Holidays!


The TeachTastic Team

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