In this post you’ll find free Christmas-themed math cards and various math games you can play with your kids… anyone from 2-10 depending on how you use the cards!!
There are lots and lots of different cards games you can play during math time. Here are some of the number cards I made for the kids. They look like this:
Ages 2-4: If you have a toddler or preschooler you can print out two sets of numbers, cut out one set and have your kids match the numbers on the other (uncut) sheet. You can also use these numbers to go around a game board (Here’s a game board I made for the kids that you can download for free). You can pull out festive erasers, flip over a card and have you kids count that same amount. As long as you’re having fun, you child will have fun too!
Math War (Ages 5-10): There are also a number of games you can play with cards like these with older kids. Place all the cards face down in two stacks (one pile for each player). Each player turns a card over. You can play math war…
either by adding two numbers and seeing who has the larger number:
or by multiplying two numbers and seeing who wins the battle with the larger number:
If you have a preschooler, you can also play math war. Simply lay out one card per player and have the child determine which number is greater.
Ages 4-8: You and the kids can play a place value game — to see which player comes up with the largest number (there are two cards in the packet):
Another game for kids learning to add is Make 10 (or 7 or 18…)
Age 2-4: If you have a toddler or a preschooler you can also print out two sets of number cards, cut them up, lay them all out spread out face down on the floor and play memory finding two 3s or two 8s.
Math Spinner Game: The final game is similar to Math War above. Have each player add (or multiply) two numbers [for a younger child just choose one number]. Spin the spinner and see who won!
You can download this free set of Christmas math cards and the games above by clicking on the link or the picture below:
Free Christmas Number Cards and Math Games (13 pages total)
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