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Christmas Math Quadrilateral Nutcracker



This easy Quadrilateral Nutcracker lesson is the perfect way to teach or reinforce quadrilaterals, integrating art + math for the holidays! Included are a fun art project, quadrilateral train yard (subsets), visual handout, and higher-level thinking worksheets.

The nutcracker is made up of parts made only from members of the quadrilateral family: squares, rectangles, parallelograms, rhombuses, and trapezoids.

You will have all of the colored examples you need to show your students what the finished product will look like. Also included are all of the quadrilateral shape templates needed to create the nutcracker, as well as a creative twist on vocabulary cards. Additionally, there are six 8.5″ x 11″ vocabulary posters that you can print and laminate to display in your room.


Easy for Teachers & Fun for Kids!


ratings and counting!

This was one of the few resources that I can use for a Christmas project where they can have a lot of fun where it really points to the standards that they have to learn.

Timothy S.

We used this activity as an introduction to the quadrilateral hierarchy. It was a great way to introduce key terms and use the shapes and then build upon the attributes of the shapes.

Mindy S.

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