Does your little one love Christmas? It’s all just so exciting! This year, I have been trying to limit the number of learning activities I present. We are really trying to consciously choose materials that are realistic, simple, and relevant to our lives at the moment. This is why I just had to create a Montessori life cycle of a Christmas tree material!

Children just love to learn about plants, animals, and the things they see around them. With all of the beautifully decorated Christmas trees we are seeing during this time of year, it’s absolutely the perfect time to learn about how they are a living thing, how they grow, and their stages of development.

Montessori Life Cycle of a Conifer Printables

Montessori Life Cycle of a Christmas Tree

Age: 3+

You can use these printables to help your child or student understand the life cycle of a confider plant. These printables are designed to be simple to use. The real images used are relatable to children and help them to learn about the world around them.

Montessori life cycle of a Christmas Tree

Why use 3 part cards? 

Using 2 and 3 part cards is great for helping children to understand and master information. For this particular work, the children will understand the stages of the life cycle of a conifer plant.

Montessori life cycle of a Christmas Tree


First, I always present Montessori 3 part cards on a custom tray. Instead, you can use a normal tray and different bowls/plates to contain the cards. The idea is that they should remain separate and should not move around on the tray.

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This organized presentation helps children to easily identify how to use the work. This also makes it easy for children to recognize where each item goes when they are cleaning up (an important step to completing any work).

Montessori life cycle of a Christmas Tree

Use the image cards in combination with a Montessori 3 part lesson to teach new vocabulary to kids. Here is how I present new vocabulary:

  1. Take the tray and place it on your mat on the ground (or table, or wherever you work).
  2. Lay out the image cards in front of you. Leave enough space for control cards to the right of each image card, and labels underneath each image card.
  3. Next, match the label cards to the image cards. Place them underneath each image card.
  4. Check your work by adding the control cards to the right of each image card.
  5. Gather the materials, and put them back on the tray.
  6. Bring the tray back to its spot on the shelving unit.

Now it’s your child’s turn!

Montessori life cycle of a Christmas Tree

Love these printables? Get them here!

What’s included:

  • Spinner
  • Life cycle 3 part cards
  • Poster for classroom art

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I hope you have a fantastic holiday season!