This fall tree math craft is a fun way to celebrate the colors of fall with a math theme. We made this triangle tree using colored tissue paper while working on math concepts of triangle shapes with my preschooler, but this math activity could definitely be modified for the older child who is learning about different types of triangles.
Add this math activity to your fall fun this season for a learning experience that the kids will remember!
Fall Tree Math Craft
You’ll need just a few materials to make this fall tree craft:
- Colored tissue paper, cut into strips
- Brown paper
- White Paper
To make the fall tree math craft, use a pencil to draw light triangles on the strips of colored tissue paper. I made sure the strips of tissue paper where thin enough that the scissors could cut across them in one snip.
This was a good way to work on scissor skills with my preschooler because tissue paper is such a thin material that it can be difficult for younger kids to cut across.
Find more ideas for building scissor skills here.
Then, ask your child to cut a large triangle from the brown paper. Glue this onto the white paper to be used as a tree trunk. Finally, use the glue to glue on the small triangles of colored tissue paper. Picking up the tissue paper is a workout for the fine motor skill development in kids.
Try this Fall Math Topple Game for more Fall-themed math fun!
Fall Math Activities for Kids
There are many ways that you can use this Fall Tree Math Craft with kids while working on math concepts. Younger kids can recognize and name the triangles, especially while cutting the shapes and placing them on the tree. Older kids can create different types of triangles such as isosceles, equilateral, and scalene, and right triangles. They can name the types of triangles as they place them on the branches of the tree.
For more math ideas with this craft, try these:
- Count the total number of triangles.
- Count each color of leaves. Add them together to get the total number of leaves.
- Roll a dice and glue on the number of leaves that is shown on the dice.
Looking for more math activities to try with the kids this Fall? This Fall Leaves Ten Frames activity and this Apple Tree Math Activity are a ton of fun!
How would you use this Fall Tree Math Craft in learning and developing math concepts?
I love this! Great way to hit those FMS and integrate art into math. In K one of the CCSS we need to hit is sorting and analyzing so I might have students sort the triangles and explain how they sorted them (size, color) and extend it for advanced learners to see if they can use an equal amount of each color.