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It’s the holiday season again, and today I have a fun Literacy Snack Christmas Tree Read Aloud for Christmas! Today we will be reading Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree by Robert Barry.
“Christmas is here and Mr. Willowby’s tree has arrived. There’s just one big problem: The tree is too tall for his parlor! He cuts off the top so it will fit, and soon the top of that tree is passed along, again and again, to bring holiday cheer to all the animals in the forest.”
For our snack today, we’ll be making our very own Christmas trees!
THIS ACTIVITY WORKS WELL WITH
Supplies You’ll Need
Each student will need
-1/2 of a small green apple sliced fairly thinly.
-6 or so blueberries
-1 pretzel stick
-1 small piece sandwich cheese to cut a star from
You will also need a small approx 1-inch star cookie cutter to have each use to cut out their cheese star.
To make the snack Christmas tree, have the students start with the apple pieces. They can lay them slightly on top of each other in order to form the shape of a tree. Next, add the blueberries as ornaments and the pretzel stick as the tree trunk. Lastly, have each student take a turn with the star cookie cutter to make their cheese start and add it to the top of their tree. A healthy and yummy Christmas tree snack!
If you’re looking for another fun Christmas tree snack idea, you could have your students make these Christmas tree cones! They are so much fun! You can get all of the details of how to make them here.
I made a free printable to go along with the book for the students to work on while they are enjoying their snacks. They will get to decorate a Chrismtmas tree of their own!
You can download the Literacy Snack Christmas Tree Read Aloud free printable from my TeachersPayTeachers store by clicking the green box below.
Do you have any other fun books about Christmas trees that you like to share with your class? Tell us below!
See you next time!