Would you like to bring some seasonal festivities to your classroom? These fun Christmas activities for kindergarten will help your students practice math and literacy concepts in an engaging way. You can use these fun holiday activities to create a festive thematic unit for your kindergarten classroom!
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Christmas Literacy Activities for Kindergarten
There are so many fun Christmas stories that you can use for a variety of literacy activities!
Mooseltoe Story Elements and Sequencing
One story that is always a hit with kindergartners is Mooseltoe by Margie Palatini. After reading about the poor moose that forgot to pick up the family Christmas tree, your students will love discussing the story elements as a class. You can put together a story elements anchor chart that will help your students with additional literacy activities.
For example, your students can refer to the anchor chart as they complete this sequencing activity and craft for Mooseltoe. They can lift the flaps to help them retell the story of Mooseltoe in the correct order.
Mooseltoe Problem and Solution
With such a clever ending, Mooseltoe is a great story to use for discussing problem and solution. Your students can write about the problem from this story and how it was solved.
Santa’s Stuck Story Elements
Another book with a clear problem is Santa’s Stuck by Rhonda Gowler Greene. After reading and discussing this story together as a class, your students can complete a story elements flip book and craft! This is a great opportunity for students to practice writing and illustrating sentences.
Gift to Santa Writing Activity
For even more writing practice, your students can write and illustrate a sentence about what gift they would get for Santa. They can add an adorable craft for the front cover, which makes a great interactive bulletin board for the holiday season!
Reindeer Informative Text
After reading about and discussing reindeer as a class, your students can write their own informational sentences! This fun reindeer craft and writing activity will help your students summarize a fact about reindeer. They will love to see their completed reindeer writing on display!
Christmas Tree Sight Words
Your students will enjoy practicing sight words with this editable Christmas tree sight word game! They can choose a gift, read the sight word, and then cover the matching word on the Christmas tree. You can edit this activity to practice any sight words you’d like! Just fill out the form below to have this activity delivered straight to your inbox!
Christmas Math Activities for Kindergarten
There are many great ways to bring festive holiday fun to kindergarten math practice!
Candy Cane Patterns
Help your students practice creating a variety of different patterns with this fun printable activity! They can color several candy canes based on the pattern type listed on the worksheet. There is also space for students to create and identify their own pattern. This is a great activity for math centers, morning work, and more!
It’s important for young learners to have plenty of practice with number lines. They will use them as math tools for years to come! These math Christmas activities are a great way to help students practice using number lines with a fun holiday twist!
First, they can use a reindeer-themed number line mat to model addition equations. Then they can transfer this knowledge to an activity where they use a reindeer cutout to jump up a number line.
After modeling addition on a number line with a reindeer cutout, your students can practice this skill on another number line addition worksheet.
You can also bring some Mooseltoe fun to addition practice! Your students will love modeling addition on the moosetache with this fun beading activity.
Then your students can practice adding by coloring decorations on each side of the moosetache to model addition. They will also love creating their own Mooseltoe craft to model an addition sentence. I love to use fun foam stickers from Amazon.
Addition Printable Books
Help your students model addition with these festive story problems! Students can cut and paste different seasonal manipulatives to model each story problem in this printable addition book.
Your students will also love to share everything they’ve learned about addition in this seasonal mini reader! They always enjoy taking these printable books home to share with their families.
More Christmas Addition Practice
Your students can practice their fine motor skills as they complete a math craft. They will write and solve a variety of addition equations and add it to a reindeer craft. This adorable Christmas math craft looks great on a holiday bulletin board!
Once your students have had plenty of practice with addition, you can have them work on vertical addition! These stocking lift-the-flap addition activities have both vertical and horizontal addition equations.
Another engaging way to practice addition is with a roll and remove dice game. After rolling two dice, students can add the dots together and then remove the candy cane for that number. They will keep playing until they have removed all of the candy canes.
Candy Cane Taste Test
A very fun way to practice graphing is a candy cane taste test! After tasting both cherry and peppermint candy canes, students will vote on which one they preferred. Students can add their votes on a class graph.
After discussing the results as a class, students can then create their own graphs and summarize the results.
Printable Christmas Activities for Kindergarten
All of the activities shown above can be found in my printable bundle of Christmas activities for kindergarten. In this resource I have also included a unit-at-a-glance lesson plan to help you put all of these activities into a cohesive Christmas unit study. This is a great way to keep your students engaged in literacy and math practice in December.
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