Crazy Santa Dance
Just Dance Kids - Jingle Bells
The Dancing Christmas Tree
Nickelodeon Dance "Sleigh Ride"
The Santa Dance
You may also be interested in these fun Christmas Activities:
You could use these free videos as writing prompts, or it comes with a math quest/mystery to continue the adventure whilst getting lots of math practice in.
A MIX OF FREE and PAID ITEMS ARE LISTED BELOW. Click on the cover image below to find out more about each fun Christmas product available in my TPT store.
Puzzle: The Christmas Tree Game
Christmas Puzzle: Rotate the wires and the light bulbs so that all the wires and light bulbs are connected to the electrical source. The Christmas tree will be lit up!
Christmas Math Pacman
Practice addition, subtraction, and multiplication in this math version of Pacman. Gobble up power pellets showing the correct answer to the math problem shown. Don't eat the wrong answer or you will lose a life.
Math Memory Clocks: Christmas Edition
Match the analog clocks with the correct time to make a Christmas picture.
Christmas Math Tiles: Multiplication
Practice multiplication skills with factors up to 12 in this fun puzzle game.
- Solve each multiplication problem then drag the puzzle piece to the correct answer.
Christmas Shopping Challenge
Christmas Shopping Challenge is a funny game which includes flavors of Math, puzzle and Christmas. Playing this game is very simple. Inside game, you can see 2 panels; on left hand side: Shop Panel and on right hand side: Cart Panel. Click on an item in the shop panel to purchase it. Click on an item in Cart panel to remove it from cart. Purchasing or returning an item will affect the amount of money you have. Your money is displayed on bottom left corner of screen. There are 3 categories of items in this game. To finish a level you need to spend all of your money to buy exact 20 items which include at least 1 from each category.
Holiday Fun - Multiplication Math Game
Get in the holiday spirit by playing this creative online game! First quiz your kids with a set of multiplication problems and watch as a gingerbread house is built with each correct answer. Practice, practice, practice and a reward will be waiting afterward! If a majority of the answers are correct, you will be able to build your very own gingerbread house together! Holiday Fun is a great destination all year long. Teach your children how fun learning can be!
Let the holiday fun begin and let's start learning our multiplication facts.
The Gingerbread Man Game
The Gingerbread Man Game includes counting, matching and ordering numbers games aimed at children who are learning to count and recognise the numbers and number words up to 10.
Designed to offer differing levels of difficulty these four fun games, all with a Gingerbread Men theme, give children opportunities to:
Go Go Santa
Help Santa collect gifts to give to children around the world for Christmas. This puzzle gets progressively harder!
Check out these fun Christmas Math Resources!
Thanks for Thanksgiving
Give Thanks for Each Day
Franklin's Thanksgiving Read Aloud
Pete the Cat: The First Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is . . .
Five Silly Turkeys
Pinkalicious: Thanksgiving Helper
The Turkey Who Forgot How To Gobble
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Check out the free video hook below, which is the introduction story to my latest Math Quest "The Terrible Turkey Takeover"
Check out this fun Thanksgiving Math Mystery: Case of The Gobbler's Curse
Brain breaks are great to use for lesson transitions, or those moments you feel that the kids need to get out of their seats and move! I've found using a brain break helps refocus my students and gets them ready to begin a new lesson. Keeping brain breaks thematic makes it even more fun for everyone, so below I've collected five of my favorite Thanksgiving brain breaks to use this month! Simply pop onto your Smart Board, get the kids out of their seats and press play. I hope your students enjoy these!
Please note: Depending on your Internet connection, the videos may need a little bit of time to load on the page below.
During my teaching, I came across a large number of students who were unmotivated in the math classroom. Unfortunately, because of their lack of engagement, I found that behavior issues frequently arose during math lessons, which ruined the learning experience for all. That inspired me to begin experimenting with ways to make math fun.
So I began to make math mysteries, which believe
it or not, took the moans and groans right out of math time! In fact, my students started to look forward to math time for a change.
Below I have outlined how these math mysteries work and how they can make math fun in your classroom whilst covering a variety of skills. At the bottom of this post, you will find the link to where you can get a complete math mystery to try today for FREE! Multiple grade level versions provided for you to choose from in the download.
Each math mystery begins with a one page story, and introduces the activity in an exciting way! I've found it to encourage some of my least motivated learners to get involved to solve the case!
You could print the story off for students to read to themselves, or to save paper, put it up on the board and read as a class.
The image on the right is the math mystery story to "Case of The Super Bad Superhero." In this story, one of Mathhattan's superheroes has gone bad, doing horrible things all over town. Students are tasked to become math detectives and discover the identity of the super bad superhero, so that he/she can be stopped and people rescued!
After reading the story introduction, students will receive a Possible Suspects list. As you can see in the image, important details about each suspect are given in a table format.
As students solve the clues, they will be able to eliminate suspects off the list to start narrowing it down to the super bad superhero!
It is important that the clue sheets I provide are completed in the order that I put them in (1-5). By the time students finish Clue 5, they should have only one suspect remaining on the list.....and that is the identity of the super bad superhero in this case!
There are five clues to crack in every one of my math mystery activities. Once the math is correctly solved on a page, an important clue will be revealed,
helping your math detectives eliminate suspects off the list.
As you can see in the Super Bad Superhero math mystery, a variety of skills are targeted within each clue. You will always be able to see what skills are targeted within each math mystery by reading the product description of each mystery in my TPT store. I have a range of holiday, seasonal and skill focused math mysteries to choose from.
The math mysteries are created in different grade level versions so that you can choose a level that suits your class best! Most of my math mysteries are currently available for Grades 2-6, and I am working on expanding the range for Grades 1, 7 and 8 due to a number of requests. The grade levels are targeted at the Common Core State Standards, however by reviewing the skills involved you can easily determine what suits your curriculum and classroom needs best!
Clue 1 in Grade 2 Page of Super Bad Superhero
Make Clue 1 in the Grade 3 version easier by swapping it out for Clue 1 in the Grade 2 version.
Or make Clue 1 in the Grade 3 version more challenging by swapping it out for Clue 1 in the Grade 4 version. ------>
Clue 1 in Grade 4 Page of Super Bad Superhero
The image to the left is an example of an answer sheet(Clue 3 from the Grade 4 version of Super Bad Superhero.)
For the most part, the activity is practically self-checking as students will struggle to discover the correct clues if they make mistakes in their math answers. However, I always provide an answer key, including an elimination process of the suspect list, to make life easier for you to check when required.
In the example to the left, students should conclude that they can keep any suspect on the list who has a cookie weakness and cross off the other suspects remaining with different weaknesses.
As you can see on the answer sheet, I try to make notes in color about who/what needs to be crossed off from the list. The color I write those notes in, matches the color of rows I shade in the elimination guide to show who should have been crossed off from that clue.
Optional rewards are provided for you to print and give to your students who complete the math mystery successfully!
Depending on the theme of the math mystery, you may wish to add your own reward ideas. For example:
You will be taken directly to the free product in my TPT store. All you will need to do is log in to TPT, and then select the Download Now button to receive it.
(If you don't have a TPT account, registration is easy and free too!)
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