As a homeschool mom, I know that the holiday season can be a little hectic. Between trying to keep up with the daily lesson plans and getting everything ready for Christmas, it can be tough to find time to fit everything in.
That’s why I’ve put together a list of festive Christmas counting activities that you can do with your kids to help them get into the holiday spirit—and sneak in a little extra math practice too!
Read on to see what Christmas activities made it to my list.
For more activities like these, make certain to check my bigger list of Christmas Math Activities for kids.
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Fun Christmas Counting Activities You Can Try
I have a lot of Christmas-themed printables on the list below. For example, if your child is into play dough, you can try my gingerbread man play dough mats to get them counting from 1 to 10. You can also try fun match-up game or cut and paste activity, too.
For kids who love puzzles, I have an awesome Christmas addition puzzles. You can also use dot markers or math manipulatives like pom poms, counting chips, math link cubes for some of the counting printables.
Play an exciting game of spin and cover to decorate the gingerbread house with candies. If you want, you can use a real miniature gingerbread house with some candies. I am sure kids will learn how to count as they eat those yummy treats one by one!
Recommended Math Manipulatives
Learning Resources Mathlink Cubes, Educational Counting Toy, Early Math Skills, Set of 100 CubesLearning Resources Transparent Color Counting Chips – 250 Pieces, Ages 5+ Math Counters for Kids, Counting Chips, Perfect for Bingo Gamesedxeducation Counting Bears with Matching Bowls – Early Math Manipulatives – 68pc Set – 60 Bear Counters, 6 Bowls & 2 Game Spinners – Home LearningBQTQ 1200 Pieces Christmas Pom Pom Tinsel Pom Pom Balls Glitter Fluffy Pom Pom for Craft Making and Christmas Decorations (4 Sizes, Gold, White, Green, Red)Washable Dot Markers for Toddler: Ohuhu 8 Colors Bingo Daubers 40 ml (1.41 oz) With a Blank 30 Pages Kids Activity Book for Kids Children (3 Ages +) Preschool Non-Toxic Water-Based Dot Art MarkersDot Markers| Bingo Daubers | Dot Markers Washable 8 Colors Dot Markers for Toddlers and Kids Bingo Markers Toddler Activities Dot Art
Recommended Christmas Books for Kids
Celebrate the holidays and infuse the Christmas spirit into your homeschool with any of these memorable Christmas books.
Dasher: How a Brave Little Doe Changed Christmas ForeverLittle Red Sleigh: A Heartwarming Christmas Book For ChildrenMr. Willowby’s Christmas TreeThe Best Christmas Pageant EverA Gift to RememberCranberry Christmas (Cranberryport)
Recommended Christmas Activity Kits
Bring Christmas into the schoolroom and make it a part of every day in December.
Kids will enjoy decorating Christmas trees with this Christmas Tree Decorating Craft. A great way to practice hand and eye coordination, too.
These Christmas counting activities are sure to be a hit with your little ones! Not only will they get to have some holiday fun, but they’ll also reinforce their counting skills.
So don’t let the holidays stress you out, take some time to enjoy them with your kids and watch their faces light up when they realize just how much fun math can be!
More Christmas Activities for Kids
Need even more Christmas ideas? Try one of these.
Get creative with these Christmas themed STEM ideas.
Kids will love to play with this Christmas hands-on activity and then eat it!
Need ornaments for the Christmas tree? Make this adorable one of Peppa Pig with just a few materials.
Free Christmas Thank You Notes by 3 Dinosaurs
Christmas Trace Activities for Fine Motor Practice by Homeschool Preschool