Christmas Math and Literacy Centers! Plus a Yummy Freebie!

'Tis the season for holiday cheer! The holiday season is such a heart warming time of the year. I LOVE to see all the spirit and the charitable deeds people do for one another. Plus, who doesn't Christmas?

I love having parties in my classroom, especially if they involve cookies! To celebrate the holiday season, my students and I had a COOKIE PARTY! It was so much fun, and the students loved eating cookies WHILE they worked! 

We worked on our informative writing skills while writing a recipe for a Christmas cookie. Students got to choose which Christmas cookie they wanted to create. We wrote down our ingredients and sequenced the steps necessary to make the cookies. All while eating yummy cookies!! To check this FREEBIE out click on the link or any of the pictures! 

In spirit of the holiday season, I have created 5 engaging Christmas themed math centers for your classroom! I have bundled them all together in Christmas Math Centers. You can click on the link or any of the pictures to check out the product!

My students loved the fall addition bingo, so I decided to do a Christmas edition. It was a hit! My kids are OBSESSED! I love hearing them ask me if they can play bingo. They are so engaged and it is such a good feeling to hear them talking to one another about the different addition strategies we have been practicing in class. Click on the link or any of the pictures to check out the Christmas Math Centers pack in my store. 


Another game that has been great, is the Lost Elves Addition and Subtraction. Students solve an addition or subtraction card from the deck. If they solve it correctly, they can advance one space. I love this game because students use bother their addition and subtraction strategies with one another. Click on the link or any of the pictures to check it out in my store! 

To go along with the cookie theme, students love problem solving when it's with cookies!! These colorful cookies each have an addition or subtraction related word problem 

I had so much fun creating the Christmas math centers, I had to continue to make Christmas Literacy Centers. You can check out my Christmas Literacy Centers by clicking on any of the links or pictures below. 

This fun game helps students practice fluency with their sight words. Students are attracted to bright colors and candy theme. There are a total of 54 sight words included. Playing is simple: Students pick a card. When they read it, they roll the die to see how many spaces they moved. Check it out in my Christmas Literacy Centers pack or click on any of the pictures! 

I love Christmas lights, they are my favorite part of Christmas season. I love how bright and happy they make neighborhoods during the holiday season. I had to make a center that involved these colorful lights. Students practice sorting words into the correct part of speech. After, students choose two words from each category to write and draw a picture. Drawing a picture of the word helps reinforce student understanding of that word's part in a sentence. 

I am cupcake OBSESSED! So I created these Mixed Up Cakes for students to unscramble. Each cupcake design makes a complete sentence. Once students unscramble the sentences, there is an optional sheet for students to write their sentences on.

This Christmas tree sort is so great for differentiation. The words that need to be sorted have different blends to help students understand word families more in depth. There are seven different word families included. I differentiate which word families my students use. 

I hope you and your students enjoy these activities!

Happy (early) Thanksgiving!!


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