Christmas Tree Ball Toss

by Amy Collins June 8, 2018

This Christmas Tree Ball Toss #WhatsInMyTray is a great activity to help your class with their hand-eye coordination skills and have fun while they do it.


You will need…

  • 3 deep (F3) Gratnells trays
  • Large piece of cardboard (for the tree, star and baubles)
  • Green and red paint
  • Glitter (to decorate the star and baubles)
  • Glue
  • Candy canes
  • Tinsel
  • Beads
  • Shallow (F1) tray full of balls and beanbags

What to do…

  • Cut a large Christmas tree out of cardboard and decorate it. You must ensure it’s big enough to cover three deep Gratnells trays.
  • Cut circle holes in your tree; some big enough for balls to be thrown into, and some that are too small. This will help the children to identify the right holes to target.
  • Secure your tree to the tops of your trays and so that the holes are over the empty trays. Let the paint and decorations dry in place.
  • Line up and take it in turns to throw a ball or beanbag into the Christmas tree targets.

Health & Safety

As with all Gratnells What’s In My Tray activities, you should carry out your own risk assessment prior to undertaking any activities with children.