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Christmas Ten Frames Task Cards

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Sneak in some Christmas Math for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten children with these Christmas Ten Frames cards. Download the pdf file with free Christmas printables. Each math task card has prompt to help students Add or Subtract within 5 using a 10 frame. Use Christmas candy like gumdrops, skittles, or peppermint candies as a hands-on manipulate for Christmas Addition and Christmas Subtraction to 5 this December holiday season.

Sneak in some Christmas Math for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten children with these Christmas Ten Frames cards. Download the pdf file with free Christmas printables. Each math task card has prompt to help students Add or Subtract within 5 using a 10 frame. Use Christmas candy like gumdrops, skittles, or peppermint candies as a hands-on manipulate for Christmas Addition and Christmas Subtraction to 5 this December holiday season. 

Christmas Ten Frames

I can’t believe that Christmas time is here. It is one of my favorite seasons. I love the excitement that Christmas holds, and it is always fun to add Christmas to your learning time. One goal for kindergartners is that they be able to add within five. Before we can expect them to memorize these facts, we must provide them with hand on experience so they understand what adding is. This Christmas Ten Frames activity allows preschoolers and kindergartens to practice adding and subtracting within 5 using these Christmas Math Worksheets.

Free Christmas Math Worksheets

Start by scrolling to the bottom of the post, under the terms of use, and click on the text link that says >> Download <<. The pdf file will open in a new window for you to save the freebie and print the template.

adding and subtracting gum drop task cards

Christmas Math

First, Print off printables in color on cardstock or laminate for durability. Next, carefully use scissors to cut apart the task cards. Finally, gather up Gum Drops or Christmas Gingerbread Erasers as a Christmas counting tool.

Now, comes the time for some fun Christmas learning.

Christmas math for preschool, kindergarten, first grade

Free Christmas Printables

Some children just get adding and subtracting. You can hand them the task cards, and they will know exactly what to do.

Others little ones need a little support. And here are a few ways you can help!

  1. For adding, provide them with two different colors of gum drops or two different erasers. Then have them look at the first numbers, and place that many down in the ten frame. Next, have them look at the second number, and use a different color to put that number in the ten frames. Finally, have them count the erasers or Gum Drops.
  2. Subtraction, of course, is a little different. Just like addition, the children use the first number to figure out how many Gum Drops to place in the ten frame. Now, things are a little different. The children use the second number and take that many gum drops away. They finish up, by counting the Gum Drops that are left.
If you would like more Gum Drop Math Activites you can get them here.
Christmas math centers to make practicing addition and subtracting fun

Kindergarten Christmas math

Once children have a good understanding of how to add and subtract it is important to give them multiple opportunities to practice their new skill.

I’m a big component of games. When we hand out a worksheet our goal is to have children practice a certain skill over and over.. Most worksheets aren’t a lot of fun for children. But we can have children practice skills by putting out a game. The children are having fun, and if we choose the game well, skills are being used repeatedly.

If you are looking for games to help children master adding and subtracting within five, you might want to try some of these.

Christmas Playdough Mats Christmas-Skip-Counting-Puzzles-PIN2_thumb25255B125255D Sneak in some fun Christmas Math into your December with these free printable Christmas Math Worksheets. These super cute cut and paste Christmas Worksheets are sure to keep kids engaged and make learning fun as second grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students practicing solving addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division problems to decorate the Christmas trees.

Christmas Math

And if you’re looking for other Christmas themed math practice, check out the FREE “12 Days of Christmas Math” which includes math activities and games for Kindergarten through Algebra!

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Christmas Printables

Looking for ideas for fun Christmas learning with free Christmas printables? Check out these fun resources:

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Christmas Activities for Kids

Looking for more fun Christmas printables, Christmas Crafts, and Christmas activities to fill your holiday calendar? Check out these fun ideas!

FREE Christmas Around the World Activities for Kids - kids will have fun exploring over 30 countries while they learn about other countries holiday traditions, language, flag, geography, interesting facts and more. Includes Christmas crafts, recipes, FREE Christmas Around the World worksheets and more! #christmasaroundtheworld #christmasworksheets #free super cute, free printable, Christmas Worksheets are so much fun?  Preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd grade students will stay engaged as they practice Christmas math, learn abcs, work on beginning sounds, fill in the vowel, letter recognition, make a printable book, play I spy, writing prompts, and more in December. This Simply download the Christmas worksheets pdf and you are ready to make learning fun this holiday season! FREE-Gingerbread-Man-Printable-Pack

Free Christmas Worksheets

Looking for more huge Christmas Worksheets to make practicing math and literacy fun for kids? You will love these huge, free printable packs for December!

Christmas math activities for kindergarten

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Rachel

Rachel is a homeschool mom to four little ones, ages 2 to 6. She is a former public elementary teacher, and has recently began blogging at her page You’ve Got This.

1 Comment

  • Hi Rachel,
    I just tried printing the Christmas ten frame and the background printed black.
    Hope to see a fix, as this activity is perfect for my little guys.
    Thanks, Sue

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