Wednesday, November 28, 2012

O Christmas Tree App with Communication Board

Here's a free app that my kids like---O Christmas Tree by R2Integration.  There are several tree decorating apps out there---I liked this one because it's free, and the graphics are realistic.  The best part is that when you want to start over, you shake the iPad and all of the decorations plummet to the ground.  (The kids have loved that part the best, too!)

 Touch the ornament so that it shows up in the middle of the wreath on the left.  Then touch the tree wherever you want the ornaments.  It has cute sound effects too.  

I've made a simple communication/choice board to go with this.  The reason is so that the kids will tell me what they want before they start touching the iPad screen.  I want them to make some requests (verbal and non-verbal) and use some joint referencing skills.  The iPad is  the tool but the child and adult need to communicate. Augmenting the app with a board helps this process.  Have fun!!!!

Click here to download the communication board in Boardmaker.

Click here to download the communication board in pdf.



  1. I just wanted to tell you thank you for sharing this activity! I bookmarked this post on my GoogleReader last night from my phone, then downloaded the app and the icons this morning. I've already used this activity with 2 groups and they LOVED it!

  2. Thank you for sharing your great ideas!

  3. Thanks so much for sharing this app. Have downloaded it and my mixed-ages group is so enjoying decorating trees together. We are emailing their favorite tree to their parents as an extension. Our preschool lessons are all around Christmas trees this year, so it also fit in well there.

  4. That cool and very nice Christmas app to decorate the Christmas tree. I have used this and its very fun and enjoyable to use this.

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