Monday, December 17, 2012

Adding Up the Christmas Tree [game]

Download a PDF of this game card here.
This activity isn't new to my son, but it is a new version - a holiday one. To see the original, read my Climbing a Mountain of Addition blog post.

This festive take-off is played the same way. A player writes five different single-digit numbers in the ornaments at the bottom of the tree. 

Then, he/she adds the two numbers at the bottom of each upside-down V. The answer is put on the V's point. 

They keep adding up the Christmas tree, until his/her final answer is written in the star at the top. 

The second player does the same. They compare trees. Whoever has the bigger number in the star at the top wins!

TIP: After you print the pages, put them in two plastic sheet protectors (or laminate) and use a fine-tip dry-erase marker so the game cards are reusable.


  1. Cool! Ya know what I dig about you? You work hard making this stuff and you're willing to share it for FREE. Love it! Thank you! Merry Christmas!

    1. You're welcome, Jessica! Keep following. I've got more great ideas (and free printables) to come in 2013!