Ready or not, Christmas is almost here. It’s the most wonderful time of the year, right?
I honestly could not agree more.
We enjoy everything about Christmas and our little learners get so excited about our Christmas activities they don’t even realize how much they are learning.
What better way to introduce and review math then to connect it with a wonderful holiday theme?
Our students practice hands-on math skills with our Christmas Tree Number Manipulatives. They get creative with adorable Christmas Tree Pencil Toppers and their faces light up when they get to use them on their pencils!
We even bring Christmas and science together with a fun and delicious Christmas science experiment.
To connect Christmas with math, I’ve created this Christmas Lights Addition activity and worksheets so our students can review their math facts in an enjoyable hands-on way!
Be sure to take a look at all of our Christmas STEM activities.
Christmas Lights Addition comes with:
- 20 addition mats, covering numbers 0-20,
- 4 light counter sheets,
- and an addition sentence recording sheet.
Printable Math Worksheets: Using Christmas Lights Addition
Download the Christmas Lights Addition by clicking on the button at the bottom of the page.
Print the mats and counters on cardstock and laminate so you can make this an interactive center that will last for future classes.
Students will pick a mat of their choice and using the counters, they will figure out the answer to the addition sentence.
When students have figured out the answer, they will use a vis-a-vie marker to write the answer in the blank light. This is an excellent way for your students to also practice writing their numbers.
Since these markers erase so easily, they can keep practicing until they get it correct.
To get this freebie, use the ‘click here to download’ button at the bottom of this page.
Once students have finished their addition sentence, they will write their sentence on the recording sheet.
With this recording sheet, you can quickly assess your students’ skill level and help them go back and fix any errors they made.
Having printable math worksheets to laminite will make it easy to review over and over again until the concepts are grasped.
To differentiate for younger students or students who need a review you can have them count the Christmas lights without writing the addition sentence. Or you can write in the addends for them and they can write in the sum once they count all the lights together.
It’s a great way to introduce the concept of addition to students who are able to count but might not be able to write their numbers yet.
To differentiate for more advanced students, you can encourage students to also write a corresponding subtraction sentence on the back of the worksheet for each problem.
Want More Christmas Activity Ideas?
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Download Your Christmas Lights Addition Printable Math Worksheets Below!
If you can’t find a resource that you would LOVE to have for your classroom, Contact me and I would be happy to make it for you.
Click the button below to download. You will immediately be redirected to the freebie.
I hope that you and your students enjoy Christmas Lights Addition!
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Great resource and look like fun! Thank you
You’re so welcome! I hope your students enjoy the resource!
I am seeing multiple uses for the lights. Thank you for the work you share with us.
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