Preschoolers and kindergartners can have fun this Christmas season counting, adding, and subtracting ornaments on their tree with this FREE printable math activity.
It’s time to keep working on numbers, counting, addition or subtraction all through the holiday season with this Christmas Tree 10 Frame Math Set. Because I know everyone’s needs are different I made 6 different mats in this set so you can tailor the activity to fit your classroom, homeschool, and most importantly your student. There are several 10 frame options to choose from including numbers 1-10, numbers 1-20, addition, and subtraction. I paired this activity with a set of plastic ornaments that open like Easter eggs so opening them never got old, which meant no complaints during math time! Come check out all the activities and grab your free copy!
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- Mini erasers or small manipulatives (We received our Christmas erasers from our friends at Oriental Trading.) They are just the right size and look so cute!
- Laminator or Reusable Dry Erase Pockets-affiliate link
- Dry Erase Markers (These Washable Dry-Erase Markers-affiliate link are our favorite because they don’t stain our dry erase pockets or my kids)
- Plastic Ball Craft Ornaments (optional–but so fun!)
Clear DIY Fillable Plastic Ball Craft Ornaments WEIYI Creative Cute Cartoon Pattern Mini Pencil Rubber Eraser for Kids Christmas GiftsRubber Lightbulb ErasersCrayola Washable Dry-Erase Markers, 12 Count
Counting 1-10 or 1-20
I filled ornaments with erasers and had my kids count them on the mat, write the total number at the bottom (if age appropriate), and count them again as they placed them on the Christmas tree. They loved being able to decorate their tree and I liked how they where getting a double dose of one-to-one correspondence practice.
For our adding activity I put 2 of each kind of eraser inside the ornament and had my kids separate them, count them on the mat, write the total down, and then add the amount together. Children can count and separate at the same time, it doesn’t have to be an extra step.
For our subtracting activity I filled the ornaments with erasers and had them count the total amount on the mat and write the number down. Then I had them roll a dice, write the number down, and remove the rolled number amount of erasers and place them on the tree. Finally, they wrote their answer down.
Now it’s your turn! Grab the free printables below and we hope you have fun with some Merry Math this holiday season!