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Are you looking for a few hands-on Christmas math activities for preschoolers? I’ve got what you need! Check out more than twenty awesome ideas.
Whether you’re focusing on counting, shapes, or colors, you’ll find fun hands-on math ideas that are perfect for the Christmas season. Many of the activities can be created with supplies you’ve already got on hand.
Christmas Math Activities for Preschoolers
Kids can explore patterns while they create some threaded Christmas garland to hang on the tree this year. Kids Craft Room
If your preschoolers are working on addition facts, add this Christmas tree addition activity to your math rotation this month. School Time Snippets
Christmas math activity tray will help your preschoolers practice counting as they fill a jar with various Christmas-themed items. Little Bins for Little Hands
Grab some unbreakable mini-ornaments from Target’s Dollar Spot, and your kids can practice making Christmas ornament patterns. My Mundane and Miraculous Life
Let little ones practice counting to ten as they decorate some cardboard gingerbread men in this gingerbread cookie counting activity. Teach Me Mommy
In less than five minutes, you can set up this fun math game with Christmas trees. There are also extension ideas for advanced learners. The Educators’ Spin on It
This gingerbread man shape matching busy bag is perfect for practicing shapes on the go! Powerful Mothering
Get kids up and moving with a fun Christmas tree shape recognition game. It’s easy to adapt this game to work on many skills. Castleview Academy
Even toddlers can get in on the fun with this Christmas color sorting game. Simple Play Ideas
Building a Christmas tree size sequencing activities will help your preschoolers sequence by size as they build a Christmas tree from paper circles. Best Toys 4 Toddlers
Counting practice doesn’t get any more fun than adding a tasty treat to the fun. That’s exactly what you’ll get with this M&M Christmas tree math activity. Umbrella Tree Craft
With a few sheets of craft felt, you can set up a fun Christmas tree math activity that focuses on counting. Mess for Less
This roll and cover Christmas angel ornament is a unique spin on roll and cover games. Kids will roll the dice, and add decorations to their ornaments. The Educators’ Spin On It
Busy bags are a great way to occupy little ones when you need to focus on something else. This Christmas patterns busy bag is perfect for the holidays. Life Over C’s
Kids will love decorating this pipe cleaner Christmas tree with beads as they work on symmetry, patterning, and fine motor skills. True Aim Education
This candy cane counting activity helps little ones develop fine motor skills as they practice number recognition and counting. Fun Learning for Kids
Make a Christmas tree geo board for a fun and unique Christmas STEM activity! Little Bins for Little Hands
Turn your favorite sugar cookie recipe into fun tangram Christmas cookies for a fun STEM activity that’s perfect for December. Left Brain Craft Brain
Preschoolers can practice predicting and counting with this math activity based on How the Grinch Stole Christmas. A Little Pinch of Perfect
Turn an old shoebox into a fun motor activity when you present your preschoolers with this holiday pom pom push activity. Busy Toddler
Decorate some foam stockings with seasonal stickers, and have your children match them in this Christmas stocking matching activity. Play Learn Everyday
PRESCHOOL BOOKS ABOUT Christmas
Fill your book basket with a great collection of books about Christmas. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
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Bear Stays Up for Christmas – Bear’s friends are determined to keep Bear awake for Christmas! So they wake Bear up and have him help them find a Christmas tree, bake cakes, hang up stockings, and sing Christmas songs. Bear stays up—by discovering that giving is one of the best Christmas presents of all!
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever – Meet the Herdmans—they lie, cheat, and love to give clonks on the head. They are, without a doubt, the worst kids in the history of the world. So no one is prepared when this outlaw family invades church one Sunday and decides to take over the annual Christmas pageant.
Christmas in the Big Woods – Christmas has come to the Big Woods of Wisconsin! Laura and her family are excited to celebrate. When Laura’s cousins, aunt, and uncle arrive, they spend their time together eating sweets, playing in the snow, and reading. Their holiday celebrations are full of simple joys.
ROUND OUT YOUR Christmas UNIT WITH THESE ACTIVITIES:
Your kids will love decorating and un-decorating this felt Christmas tree all season long. You won’t have to worry about your tree, because they’ll have one of their own.
If your kids are ready to practice CVC words, they’re going to love matching Santa to the correct gift in this Christmas reading activity.