Kids will love making this Christmas ornament glyph. Practice following directions and make a secret code ornament. If you know the code, you can figure out who the owner of the ornament is.
Christmas Ornament Glyph
I designed the Christmas ornament glyph just like our valentine heart glyph. A glyph is a symbol or picture that conveys meaning or is used to represent something (an idea or a sound). In our case we are creating glyphs as secret codes. The symbols in the ornament picture represent information about the owner of the ornament. I love this activity for working on listening skills and following directions.
You can have kids read the questions themselves or you can read the questions to them. My first grader, Aiden, read the questions out loud, and then I helped toddler Lily answer the questions.
Here is Aiden’s ornament. Can you decipher the code?
I colored in an ornament for baby Elon. Aiden and Lily helped me answer the questions for him.
I helped Lily add some of the symbols to her ornament. Then, she colored it. The printable would also make a great coloring sheet. Decorate the ornament with whatever colors and patterns you like.
You could also use stickers or pre-cut shapes for younger kids.
Cut out your ornaments and hang them on the tree or display them on a wall.
Download the Christmas Ornament Glyph printable here. The 2-page pdf file comes with one page of instructions and one ornament. For your own personal or classroom use.
Follow the directions for filling in sections of the ornament. The ornament has 7 sections so I created 7 questions. Aiden helped create the questions and the answer choices.
More Christmas Science Activities
- Christmas Chromatography Ornaments – Use a little chemistry to make some colorful paper ornaments.
- Make White Clay Leaf Print Ornaments –
- Do a little Christmas map reading to go on a hunt for supplies to make ornaments.
- Count down the days to Christmas with a special Christmas science Advent calendar. Complete a Christmas themed science activity each day.
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