These Fun Christmas Math Activities are a great way to combine learning and fun this holiday season. All you need to do is check out the great math options below to have the kids get started right away. Who says you can’t have some holiday learning combined with some holiday fun?
Using printables is the perfect way to get the kids excited about continuing to learn math skills. If your child isn’t as excited about learning about math or just needs a new boost of ideas, these ar what these fun math activities are all about. They’re fun, useful, and great for all ages.
Make sure to check out my Christmas Addition and Subtraction Cards for more fun learning activities for the kids.
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Fun Christmas Math Activities
There’s a reason that I do seasonal learning in our house and it’s because it’s just so much fun to do. The kids love learning when there are new and exciting pictures to learn with. I also love incorporating seasonal learning into the house because it’s a simple way for the kids to get excited about holidays and changes in the season as well.
If you’re looking for some fun math ideas for the kids during the Christmas season, we’ve got you covered with plenty of options!
Recommended Christmas Books for Kids
While it’s important to stay up to date on math, don’t forget that reading is just as important! There are so many great holiday books for the kids that we couldn’t possibly list all the books that we love. So here is a very short list of holiday books for kids that we think you’re going to love as well.
Use these books as a way to transition from math to helping the kids with their reading skills. They’ll have a blast and get to read some really great stories along the way.
Construction Site: Merry and Bright: A Christmas Lift-the-Flap Book (Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site)Little Red Sleigh: A Heartwarming Christmas Book For ChildrenThe Littlest Reindeer (Littlest Series)The Night Before Christmas Hardcover: The Classic Edition, The New York Times Bestseller (Christmas Book)Secret Santas: And the Twelve Days of Christmas GivingDasher: How a Brave Little Doe Changed Christmas Forever
The kids will be able to work on their counting skills with this printable. Great for early learners who are needing to practice counting.
Counting mats are a lot of fun because they can be printed out and used with playdough or even pom pom craft balls, too.
Why not try card learning with the kids? If they need to work on subtraction and addition, using cards can be a great way to help them do the math quickly in their minds.
These math worksheets are great for kindergarten learners. Perfect for boosting their confidence to help them feel more confident about math.
Once they start second grade, their math skills and knowledge are going to increase. These math worksheets can help to make that transition.
Remember that you can always use worksheets for your child as they’re ready to start using them, too. Just give them the confidence to try and be there to help them along the way.
Recommended Math Manipulatives
Using math worksheets is great for learning but don’t forget to add in other learning items as well. Some kids may learn better with their hands by using objects to enforce their learning. These are great for adding and subtracting.
It’s so important to remember that kids learn differently. Some kids learn by working solely on worksheets, some kids learn by repetition while others learn by using their hands and counting or moving objects.
Part of catering to your child’s learning capabilities is trying out all different types of learning. Using items like the ones below can help you find the best way for your child to work on their math skills.
Learning Supplies 50-Piece Christmas / Holiday 16 mm Red and Green Assorted Dice with Santa Storage Gift BagSkylety 400 Pieces Plastic Poker Chips Game Chips 4 Colors Counter Card for Kids Game Playing Learning Math Counting Bingo Game Blank Chips Card for Kids Reward, 0.86 Inch (Red, Blue, Green, Yellow)Learning Resources MathLink Cubes, Back to School Activities, Homeschool, Classroom Games for Teachers, Educational Counting Toy, Math Cubes, Linking Cubes, Early Math Skills, Math Manipulatives, Set of 100 Cubes, STEM toys, Ages 5+edxeducation Counting Bears with Matching Bowls – Early Math Manipulatives – 68pc Set – 60 Bear Counters, 6 Bowls & 2 Game Spinners – Home LearningVIOCIWUO Flat Glass Marbles 1lb, 100PCS Mixed Color Blue Green Glass Beads Stone for Floral Arrangements Vases Flat Bottom Gems Aquarium Pebbles Vase Filler Decor
Skip counting is one subject in math that the kids may have a lot of fun with! Use these worksheets as a way to get them started learning.
Combining puzzles and math works great! You’ll see that using these Christmas puzzles for math learning is a must. Since addition is so important to learn before launching into other types of math, these puzzles would be great to start at a young age.
Matching numbers is no issue with this great printable. Just print and let the learning begin.
What I love about this printable is that it’s great for visual learning. They’ll see the objects, and then have to find the number that matches with them.
This math learning printable is great for early learners to work on their math skills. Not only will they be matching the objects to the right number but they can also work on their fine motor skills by cutting out the parts of the worksheets, too! Why not tackle a few activities all with one printable?
If you want your kids to have a counting practice during the holidays, check this list of my favorite Christmas counting activities.
Spin & Cover Christmas Math by 3 Dinosaurs
Check out this super fun math activity for the kids! They’re not even going to know that they’re learning!