December 1, 2015

Unwrapping Holiday Classroom Ideas: Holiday Themed Math


Happy December! I'm super excited to be writing today all about Holiday Themed Math!

Who is excited to begin celebrating this glorious holiday season?
Have you already started decorating?

So thrilled to join up with the incredibly talented 

"Focused On Fifth" for 12 Days of Holiday Classroom Fun!

These holiday themed math ideas are great for your Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade classroom or homeschool! Click through to see how this teacher keeps her students engaged in learning - even during the last week of classes in December RIGHT BEFORE Christmas or winter break! It involves mini erasers (that we all KNOW kids love!) and dressing up. Click through to see all the details! {first, second, third, and fourth grader} 

These holiday themed math ideas are great for your Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade classroom or homeschool! Click through to see how this teacher keeps her students engaged in learning - even during the last week of classes in December RIGHT BEFORE Christmas or winter break! It involves mini erasers (that we all KNOW kids love!) and dressing up. Click through to see all the details! {first, second, third, and fourth grader}

Holiday Themed Math

The classroom is such an exciting time in December.  So many fun things to do...so little time.
I love adding a little holiday spice to our math time as well.  
Sometimes just the littlest teeny touches can add excitement to learning.

                        Here are 2 ideas my student love:

                          These holiday themed math ideas are great for your Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade classroom or homeschool! Click through to see how this teacher keeps her students engaged in learning - even during the last week of classes in December RIGHT BEFORE Christmas or winter break! It involves mini erasers (that we all KNOW kids love!) and dressing up. Click through to see all the details! {first, second, third, and fourth grader}
We fell in love with Target's Halloween mini erasers so I headed to 3 different Targets to find these little gems!  So cute!

My First Graders use them for... 
*manipulatives
*practicing odd and even numbers
*increasing fact power 
*setting up a mini store to practice counting their penny, nickel and dime skills.

My Fourth Graders use them to create arrays for increasing fact power as well as reviewing division (which can be tricky right now for some).  

My Fourth and Fifth Graders also use them as game counters in our holiday math games.

If you can't find any at your local Target, you can use my affiliate link to buy your own Christmas erasers directly from Amazon
These holiday themed math ideas are great for your Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade classroom or homeschool! Click through to see how this teacher keeps her students engaged in learning - even during the last week of classes in December RIGHT BEFORE Christmas or winter break! It involves mini erasers (that we all KNOW kids love!) and dressing up. Click through to see all the details! {first, second, third, and fourth grader}
Here are our mini holidays erasers in action.  We love playing Holiday Bump on "Fun Friday".
You can see all of my Christmas math resources here in my Teachers Pay Teachers store

Holiday Movement 

My kiddos love mini game shows or answering questions for prizes.  When I say "prizes", I mean answer a question correctly and grab a lego to help build a mini classroom structure or something of that nature.

When I bought this Snowman Kit from Bed Bath and Beyond last year, I knew it would be a wonderful addition for some holiday fun in my classroom.

Here is how we use it...answer a math fact correctly, come up to the front of the classroom and grab a snowman part to decorate Frosty our giant stuffed snowman. The giggles are uncontrollable and the
hands are being raised like crazy.  

Sssh, don't tell my kids, on the day before break, the kiddos will get a chance to decorate me!  
I think that will be a great hit as well!
                                These holiday themed math ideas are great for your Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade classroom or homeschool! Click through to see how this teacher keeps her students engaged in learning - even during the last week of classes in December RIGHT BEFORE Christmas or winter break! It involves mini erasers (that we all KNOW kids love!) and dressing up. Click through to see all the details! {first, second, third, and fourth grader}

Thank you for spending the time to read my holiday themed math idea blog post.  I hope you will stop by again soon.

Looking for some more incredible holiday themed math ideas?  

Check out the links below.

I met many of these great teacher friends when I went to the Teacher Pay Teacher summer conference.  These educators are amazing and full of creative awesome ideas that will surely make learning fun and meaningful.

2 comments :

  1. Wow, 3 different Targets just to find those eraser cuties...that is dedication! :) The little snowman activity is such a fun way to get kids motivated and up and moving. Love it! Thanks for joining our link up!
    Angela
    The Organized Plan Book

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  2. Ooh Love the erasers! Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas!

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