‘Tis the season for learning, especially in math! Learning numbers, counting, addition and subtraction can be fun with a festive twist. Great math activities can bring the joy of the season to your homeschooling routine.
Fortunately, there are plenty of festive Christmas math activities for kindergarten that will get kids excited about math while also teaching them valuable counting skills.
For more math activities for the holidays, make certain to check my list of Christmas Math Activities.
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Fun Christmas Math Activities
If you are looking for activities for your kindergartener’s math practice, here are a few ideas to get you started:
Christmas Math Printables
Printables are perfect for helping kindergarteners practice counting from 1-10, skip-count to 20, and more. Print out a few pages of the Christmas counting printable and have your kindergartener count some candy canes, gingerbread men, or gifts. Some printables are great for fine motor practice, too!
Christmas Math Arts and Crafts
You can also combine math and crafts! For example, kids can make a Christmas tree with a pole and sheets of round green construction paper in different sizes that they need to insert into the pole.
You can challenge them to insert the round sheets of paper in order from biggest to smallest or you can write numbers on the paper and then make them follow a sequence.
If you feel a little more creative, you can hang small circles as Christmas ball ornaments with simple math equations written on them. Kids will love solving them!
Math activities don’t have to be boring when it’s Christmas time! With these festive math activities, your homeschooler will love doing math while celebrating the holidays.
Now it’s time for the list of math activities!
Recommended Math Manipulatives for kids
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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.
Adding a bit of holiday cheer to math activities like these makes learning fun! So break out those printables, math manipulatives, counters, and markers; it’s time to make some holiday math magic with these Christmas Math Activities for Kindergarten!
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