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Who loves reindeers, gingerbread cookies and elves? We all look forward to Christmas. Since we’re all looking forward to the holidays, bring Santa and the elves into your homeschool with these Christmas addition and subtraction cards.
Math doesn’t have to be a bore, get festive with these fun math cards instead of boring math worksheets.
When your child is struggling with addition or subtraction, grabbing some festive math cards allows you to slow down and take a break from your normal math curriculum.
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Don’t be afraid to let your kids use math manipulatives to count out their answers. They need to get hands-on and visually see the answers before they can do it in their head.
Math doesn’t have to be hard, meet your child where their skills are and help them have wins before you charge ahead so that they don’t feel defeated if they don’t get the answers right.
Use these fun Christmas addition and subtraction cards instead of those boring math worksheets. You can have your child use a clothespin to clip it onto the correct answer.
You could also laminate them and have your child use a dry or wet erase marker with them and they can be reused again and again.
Other options include using Christmas themed erasers, pom poms or glass beads to choose the correct answer.
This is a great alternative if you have a child who hates to write.
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Recommended Christmas Supplies
Make math time more fun with math manipulatives. You can use anything from erasers to pom poms, glass beads, rocks or even M&Ms. Candy or snacks are always a treat since the child gets to eat it when they get an answer correct.
Christmas Party Favors – 100-Pack Mini Eraser for Kids, Stocking Stuffer, Carnival Prizes, Classroom Rewards, Goodie Bags, Giveaways, 8 Assorted Holiday DesignsAssorted Christmas Erasers For Holiday – 200 Pcs. Amazing Kids Students Gift, Party Favor! Great Fun To Play With. By Mega StationersSumind 300 Pieces Assorted Pom Poms Fluffy Pom Balls Small Craft Pompoms for DIY and Decorations, 3 Sizes (Christmas Color Set)CYS EXCEL Glass Vase Fillers (5 Pounds- Approx. 500) Multiple Color Choices Flat Marbles, Stone Gem for Centerpieces, Decorative Glass Beads, Glass gems (Gem Stone Green, 5LBS)
My daughter likes to use this for math practice when she wants a change from her math workbook.
It’s a fun way to tie in the holiday season and your math lesson. These math cards cover single-digit addition and subtraction which are perfect for your preschooler or kindergarten student.
And now we have tons more fun printable kindergarten worksheets to share.
Recommended Christmas Books for Kids
Let’s make Christmas memories by reading our favorite Christmas books. We read the same ones each year and they don’t lose their appeal.
Polar Express 30th anniversary editionThe Night Before Christmas Hardcover: The Classic Edition, The New York Times BestsellerThe Christmas SistersBear Stays Up for Christmas (The Bear Books)The Best Christmas Pageant EverThe Broken Ornament
Math can turn into a bore in the winter months, spice things up and have them looking forward to doing math with these Christmas themed math cards.
Print them out and laminate them if you’d like to keep using them again.
My daughter likes using clothespins to choose the correct answer on her math cards. I also like that it gets her using that pincer grasp which is an added bonus.
Get the Christmas Addition and Subtraction Cards below
Extend this activity by reading your favorite Christmas books.
>> See my list of our favorite Christmas Books