Christmas is right around the corner and if you’re anything like me, then your home has been decorated since Halloween! Sorry, not sorry. Now that we have officially hit December, I can safely pull out all of my favorite Christmas activities. To get started, I wanted to tell you all about some of my favorite Christmas math activities! These are engaging and fun but best of all, some of them can double as Christmas decor for your classroom too! If you want to check out how I decorated my classroom with Student made Christmas crafts in the past, click here.
Shall we begin? Oh, and before I forget, there will be a few FREEBIES included below so be ready to snag them!
Christmas Graphing Activity
If you are not new to the Amy Lemons world, then you know my love of graphing activities! They are so versatile. So when Christmas comes around, I like to pull out this Deck The Halls Christmas graphing activity. Students spin to add ornaments to their Christmas tree based on whichever color it lands on using transparent chips or they can just color them. After “decking the halls”, they analyze the data with a bar graph. Best of all, I have this one as a FREEBIE for you at the end of this post! If you’re looking for more details, check out this post.
Christmas Word Problems Activity
Students will earn the pieces to build their own Santa Claus by solving some tricky math problems over at the North Pole, like helping the elves figure out how many toys they can make in an hour or how many ornaments Mrs. Claus is using to decorate the Christmas tree! Or if you’re feeling the spirit, you can create your own word problems with the editable sheets included in our Solve to Create a Santa Unit!
Christmas Bingo Math Game
Bingo! is what you will be yelling after snagging this fun and FREE Christmas math game for your students! You can use little cinnamon candies, skittles, m&ms (pending allergies), or whatever you prefer that can mimic “Rudolph’s nose” as the Bingo markers. When students win a round, they can eat the yummy candy pieces. Win-win! This is a great option for reviewing 2D/3D shapes, so don’t forget to grab this FREEBIE at the end of the post. For more reindeer games, check out this post.
Shape Santa Christmas Math Activity
For even more shape practice, students can play around with geometry as they attempt to build Santa out of various shapes! Then, they will record which shapes they used for each body part. And if you’re teaching virtually, this activity is now DIGITAL as well as printable for use in your Seesaw and Google Classroom! Or you can just download the PowerPoint into your platform of choice. Check out all the juicy details here.
Christmas Tree Math Craft
Last but certainly not least, one of my favorite student-made classroom decor items for Christmas are these adorable Christmas trees with math problem ornaments! Students decorate their own mini trees and solve the problems. This FREEBIE includes ornaments with addition problems, but I also included blank ones in case you want to make your own or you could even use it with other skills like spelling or parts of speech! And yep, it’s free to download below!
Have you finished mapping out your Christmas inspired lesson plans yet? If not, I hope these five Christmas math activities land on your list. And before you head out….
Don’t Forget Your Freebies!
I have included the Christmas Graphing activity, the Reindeer Shape Bingo, and the Christmas Tree math activity in this download. Go have some fun with your students!
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