Addition games for kindergarten are key. You’ve got to grab your students’ attention before you can teach them anything. Teaching addition requires lots of repetition and hands-on activities. I created these Math Centers Addition to 5: Christmas activities with this is mind. Your students will have so much fun improving their math skills with these eight kindergarten math center ideas and four printable addition activities. There is a strong emphasis on one-to-one correspondence and composing numbers up to 5. Use them for small group instruction, a fun game break, or any time your kids need hands-on addition practice.
Learning with Math Center Ideas for Kindergarten
HANDS-ON ADDITION ACTIVITIES FOR PRESCHOOLERS AND KINDERGARTENERS
EARLY MATH CENTERS ARE SUPER WAYS FOR KIDS TO PRACTICE IMPORTANT SKILLS ALL YEAR LONG. HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES KEEP KIDS ENGAGED.
Addition to 5 worksheets for kindergarten are great ways to assess skills, but when it comes to actually practicing math skills, games and activities are your best bet. Kids want to have fun!
Many of the activities in this pack can be differentiated to help introduce addition to students who do not have strong number recognition, making these math centers perfect for pre-k and kindergarten.
The activities provide a variety of practice, from puzzles and games to graphing and coloring. I love using multiple activities to address basically the same concepts.
Kids will gain fluency and automaticity with their facts to five without it feeling tedious or boring. When they get to practice skills in different ways, like matching puzzles pieces or drawing a line to the sum, their brains make so many important connections.
Whether playing a game or working on a printable, you can extend the learning by posing thoughtful questions:
- How do you find the sum?
- How many cups of cocoa altogether?
- Is 3 less than/greater than 5? How do you know?
- Which equation matches the picture?
What Can Children Learn While Playing Christmas Math Games?
CHRISTMAS KINDERGARTEN ADDITION WORKSHEETS AND ACTIVITIES
A CHRISTMAS THEME REALLY DRAWS THE ATTENTION OF YOUNG LEARNERS. THEY WILL LOVE THE ADORABLE PICTURES AND ENJOY CELEBRATING THE SEASON.
Math vocabulary is key to understanding concepts as kids get older. These kindergarten math addition worksheets and activities introduce and reinforce words associated with addition:
Why Is It Important For Kids To Play Addition Games?
Children learn best when the learning feels easy and fun. Math activities and games encourage practice with a ton of important skills while cleverly disguised as playing!
What is Included in the Addition to 5 Christmas Pack
Pinning Cards (pin a clothespin to the correct answer)
Addition Spin ‘n’ Win
Addition Spin ‘n’ Win war version
Hot Cocoa and Marshmallow Match
Match it! (a concentration/memory game)
Slap-It! (a fun variation of Slap Jack)
Create picture representations of addition problems
Spin ‘n’ Graph
Connect the addition problem to the simple number line.
3 Color by addition problem pages
Our Favorite Kids Books About Addition:
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Once your child’s creativity is sparked with this fun activity, take it a step further with these engaging resources:
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It’s never too early to start introducing simple word problems. Instead of always using addition sentences, throw in stories at snack time, when lining up, or at circle time each day.
Addition worksheets go hand in hand with subtraction. Teach your kids that subtraction is the opposite of addition! Working on addition and subtraction facts together helps kids compare and contrast.
Fact Fluency Games
Once kids understand addition equations, they need to develop math facts fluency. How? Games, of course! Engage kids with games to promote automaticity with both addition and subtraction math facts.