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Age Range: 5-7 | 7-11
Duration: 30-59 mins
  • D & T
  • Maths

Christmas paper chain fun

Consider colour sequences and measurements while making paper chains for Christmas

Paper chains are super easy to make and a great way to decorate a room or Christmas Tree. In this Christmas STEM activity, students are going to try to make the longest chain possible with three pieces of paper. Students will consider the different sequences that are all around them, whilst thinking about colour patterns and number sequences.

Download the free activity sheet below.

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