This is a popular activity from our Little Giraffes Gingerbread Theme Unit.
Students need a blank sheet of paper (or use the dotted template below). They work in small groups and take turns rolling a die to make a Christmas tree, including the top, the middle, the bottom, the tree trunk, the star on the top and at least 6 ornaments. The first one to finish drawing his tree is the winner!
This printable includes a pre-drawn dotted tree. This would be helpful for the students if they roll a 4, 5, or 6 before they’ve drawn the tree. It gives them a point of reference to draw their trunk, star and ornament.
If drawing the star is too difficult you might show them how to make an easier one. First make an X and then put a vertical line and horizontal line through the middle so it resembles a star (or snowflake).