13 Christmas Math Activities for Kids

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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!


Christmas Lights Addition Printables – A Dab of Glue Will Do

Use the lovely Christmas lights as inspiration for this math activity! Use the free printable mats and counters for practicing addition.

Christmas Eraser Counting Cards – The Kindergarten Connection

Use Christmas themed erasers with these free counting cards. You can laminate them, and use other manipulatives for visual counting.

Christmas Tree Geo Board – Little Bins for Little Hands

Get inventive with this Christmas tree geo board, made from a styrofoam cone. The tacks are best for slightly older upper elementary kids!

Christmas Pattern Block Patterns – You Clever Monkey

Make Christmas shapes and patterns with these small block templates, for a hands-on geography activity. 

Measurement Christmas Trees – Mrs. Lee’s Kindergarten

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. 

Elf Counting Mats for Christmas Math Fun – Royal Baloo

Use these free adorable counting mats for practicing counting! These printables have numbers one through ten. 

Engineering for Kids: Building Igloos with Marshmallows – Lemon Lime Adventures

Build igloos with marshmallows and toothpicks. Use geometry for this fun winter activity, great for a snowy day indoors. 

Christmas Math Games with Dice – This Reading Mama

Use dice and these free printables to use games to teach math. There are games for counting, addition, subtraction, fractions, and more!

Christmas Math Game with Jingle Bells – Fun a Day

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. 

Pascal’s Triangle Christmas Tree – Teach Beside Me

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. 

Snowman Number Match – More Excellent Me

Teach number recognition with this number matching activity – snowman style! There are free printables for numbers 1-20. 

Christmas Tree Geoboard: Hands on Math for Kids – Still Playing School

Have fun with a geoboard, and make Christmas trees, and more different Christmas objects! 

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