Kids across the country are all out of school for the holidays, and parents everywhere are struggling to find engaging activities to keep them busy. Why not let your child continue to develop their math skills while home on winter break? These fun Christmas themed math activities will keep the kids happy while keeping their math skills sharp during their school break.
Christmas Tree Math Game – Mess for Less
With felt, practice counting through ornaments! Use fine motor skills to cut out felt ornaments in different shapes, and let your imagination flow!
Use the lovely Christmas lights as inspiration for this math activity! Use the free printable mats and counters for practicing addition.
Use Christmas themed erasers with these free counting cards. You can laminate them, and use other manipulatives for visual counting.
Get inventive with this Christmas tree geo board, made from a styrofoam cone. The tacks are best for slightly older upper elementary kids!
Make Christmas shapes and patterns with these small block templates, for a hands-on geography activity.
Cut strips of green paper for kids to make Christmas trees! Have students sort them from shortest to tallest, and then add some “snow” paint for extra decor.
Use these free adorable counting mats for practicing counting! These printables have numbers one through ten.
Build igloos with marshmallows and toothpicks. Use geometry for this fun winter activity, great for a snowy day indoors.
Use dice and these free printables to use games to teach math. There are games for counting, addition, subtraction, fractions, and more!
Decorate Christmas trees the math way, with jingle bells! This game works well with siblings or in a classroom, and kids can practice fine motor skills in the process.
Based on Blaise Pascal, a French mathematician, this chemistry tree involves teaching patterns. It takes the idea of Pascal’s triangle and puts a Christmas spin on it.
Teach number recognition with this number matching activity – snowman style! There are free printables for numbers 1-20.
Have fun with a geoboard, and make Christmas trees, and more different Christmas objects!