More than just counting the presents under the Christmas tree, why not give 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 tessellate the Christmas tree for a fun and easy Christmas Math activity. Includes free Christmas tree tessellation printable below!


What are tessellations?

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.

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 fun Christmas tessellations with our printable Christmas tree worksheet below. Let’s get started!

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Grab your free Christmas Tree Tessellation Printable here!

Christmas Tree Tessellations



STEP 1. Print the Christmas tree tessellations.


STEP 2. Color in the Christmas trees with the markers.


STEP 3. Cut out each individual Christmas tree.


STEP 4. Create a tessellation pattern with the trees and then glue onto art paper or another decorative paper.

Enjoy more Christmas math activities with these free printable Christmas math worksheets.


More Printable Christmas Tree Activities

All of the following Christmas art projects and craft ideas come with a free printable Christmas tree cutout, outline, or template that can be used for a variety of projects.

Printable Winter Holiday Art Projects Pack

Celebrate the Winter season with themed art!

Everything you need is included in our Winter Art Pack. Just add art supplies! Perfect for kids of all ages to enjoy with a variety of techniques. Whether in the classroom, at home, or with groups, there is a fantastic variety of art activities to try!

Find all the instructions and templates necessary for over 40 art projects this Winter.

Includes: Snowflakes, Solstice, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Lunar New Year, and Valentine’s Day

Explore process art, STEAM, and even famous artists with these very doable art activities that won’t break the budget or the time you have available!