I know how much you loved the Apple pack, so I’m thrilled to release the Christmas Preschool Printable Pack! It is chock full of more than 15 Christmas activities for preschoolers or even kindergarteners. Each preschool Christmas activity can easily be differentiated to meet the needs and skill level of every learner. They’re easy to prep and place at the math center, use as a sensory activity, or for early finishers. Kids will love the engaging activities and it will hopefully keep some of those holiday distractions at bay!
Christmas Worksheets For Preschool
CHRISTMAS LITERACY AND MATH ACTIVITIES
A CHRISTMAS THEME IS SURE TO DRAW THE ATTENTION OF OUR YOUNGEST LEARNERS. THEY’LL BE LEARNING IMPORTANT MATH AND LITERACY CONCEPTS WITHOUT KNOWING IT!
These favorite winter preschool activities are hands-on learning at its best. Children can work independently, with a partner or small group, or you can do the activities as a whole class.
Here is what’s included in the free printable Christmas math activities for preschool:
- 3 Sets of Clip Cards (color, ten-frame, array)
- Class Set of BINGO Ten-Frames
- 3 Sets of Counting Cards
- 2 Graphing Dice Games
- Line Tracing Cards
- Line-Up Puzzles for Counting to 5 & 10
- 3 Matching Games (picture, number, alphabet)
- Missing Number Cards
- 2 Sets of Number Mats (empty ten-frame, filled ten-frame)
- 3 Levels of Christmas Patterns (AB)
- 2 Sets of Christmas Puzzles Counting to 10 (array, ten-frame)
- 3 Roll and Christmas Count Pages
- 4 Spin & Cover Games (1-5, 6-10, shape, picture)
- Ten-Frame Cards
Christmas literacy activities for preschool include:
- 4 Sets of Tracing Cards (uppercase, lowercase, number, shape)
- Visual Discernment Clip Cards
- Trace, Write and Draw the Room
- Sorting Mats
- Play dough scenery (Christmas sensory activity)
What Can Children Learn With The Christmas/Winter Preschool Worksheets and Games?
CHRISTMAS/WINTER THEMED ACTIVITIES FOR LEARNING
FUN HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES IN MATH AND LITERACY ARE A GREAT WAY TO GIVE KIDS PRACTICE WITH FOUNDATIONAL SKILLS.
There are so many skills covered within the winter worksheets! Students can engage in everything from sensory play to counting and letter/number formation. Here are some important skills imbedded in the activities:
- One-to one correspondence (counting objects)
- Visual discernment (matching/comparing visual differences)
- Subitizing (recognizing sets up to 10)
- Letter/number formation (tracing)
- Recognizing/creating patterns
Why Is It Important For Kids To Do Hands-On Activities?
Children are naturally curious about everything around them. Learning takes on greater meaning when they are engaged in an activity that feels more fun than work.
Number Sense: Children need lots of practice counting orally, counting objects, and recognizing sets to develop strong number sense.
One-to-One Correspondence: Accurately counting groups of objects, whether counters, pom poms, or cotton balls on a snowman craft, takes time, repetition and practice.
Visual Discernment: Recognizing patterns, comparing and contrasting shapes, letters and numbers, and using eyesight are important skills that transfer to learning how to read and write.
In order to create a lifelong learning mindset, learning must be enjoyable. We can teach kids at a very early age through winter art activities, candy cane counting, and Christmas-themed patterns that learning is FUN!
What is in the Christmas PreK Math and Literacy Pack
Christmas Scenery Play Dough Set
The Christmas play dough scenery is a great dramatic play center that also works fine motor skills. Use the play dough set to work on language skills, counting, or positional words.
Color Matching Clothespin cards
Matching might seem simple, but it is a very important skill to learn. Noticing details in objects will help kids become better at math later on when they notice inconsistencies in patterns or errors in figuring a problem.
Counting Clip Cards
There are 2 versions of the counting to 10 clip cards: Ten Frames/Arrays
Christmas Tree Ornament Counting Activity
You can use this by laying all the trees and ornaments out on a table or you can hole-punch each of them and thread the ornaments onto a pipe cleaner.
Visual Discrimination Clip Cards
After you laminate these, you can put them on book rings to keep them contained. Then, the students can use a dry-erase crayon or marker to indicate the correct answer.
There are four options included: Largest/Smallest/Same/Different
Puzzles for Counting to 10
After cutting the numerals from the pictures, place the numbers on one side and the pics on the other. Students must choose a picture and count the objects, then find its number match.
Lay the sorting mats on the table. Mix up the shape cards and place them upside down. Children draw a small shape and match to the larger tree shape.
Match It Games
Two Match It! games are included in the pack. They include numbers 1-6 and picture matching. Adjust the challenge level by including as many cards as you want.
Line Up Puzzles
To make it easy for beginners, give them one puzzle at a time. You can even print an extra copy, slide it into a page protector and have the students match the pieces to that. For more skilled kids, you can mix the puzzles together.
Students can find the missing numbers from 1-10 with these fun Christmas lights.
More than just a fun game, this helps students to build reasoning skills without even feeling like they are working.
I’ve included 3 variations to make differentiation easy. You can choose from tracing, writing or stamping. I like to place the pictures close to the floor to promote lots of good movement.
Three levels of AB pattern mats are included: Copy AB pattern/Continue AB pattern/Create AB pattern.