More than just counting the presents under the tree or the ornaments on the tree, why not give all your math activities a holiday twist! Combine a tessellation activity with art, perfect to add to your Christmas activities this season. Color the pattern and then work out how to tesselate the gingerbread houses for a fun and easy Christmas Math activity. Free Christmas tessellations printable below!
CHRISTMAS TESSELLATION PRINTABLES FOR KIDS
WHAT IS A TESSELLATION?
Tessellations are connected patterns made of repeating shapes that cover a surface completely without overlapping or leaving any holes. For example; a checker board is a tessellation comprised of alternating colored squares. The squares meet with no overlapping and can be extended on a surface forever.
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Tessellation patterns are a famous form of Mathematical art! And with a variety of tessellation styles, kids can explore new ways to make tessellating shapes while developing their spatial reasoning skills.
Have a turn at creating your own Christmas tessellations with our printable Gingerbread House worksheet below. Let’s get started!
CHRISTMAS TESSELLATIONS ACTIVITY
- Tessellation printable
- Colored paper
- Glue stick
HOW TO TESSELLATE SHAPES
STEP 1. Print the Christmas Gingerbread House tessellations.
STEP 2. Color in the gingerbread houses with the markers.
STEP 3. Cut out each individual house.
STEP 4. Glue the houses to art paper or other decorative paper to form a tessellation pattern.
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CHRISTMAS TESSELLATION MATH WITH GINGERBREAD HOUSES
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