Christmas Math Games (ages 4-8)

Here are several Christmas-themed math games that I made for ED last year. I’ve printed them out for her again this year and will put them into her workbox for next week. I’ll explain how to play below.


The first game is called the Quick Christmas Cross-Off.  It’s great for kids who are learning to recognize double-digit numbers.

You need the number cards 0 through 9 from five or six different decks. Print off one of the game boards (there’s a large one on the following page or 2 small ones on page 15.)

Each player chooses a different color marker or crayon.

  • On the first player’s turn, she takes 2 cards and put them together in any order and cross of that number combination.
  • A player with the number 3 and 4 cards could cross off either 34, 43 or 3 and 4.
  • The first player to connect 5 boxes in a row wins!


Great Grid Game

For this game you need cards from 1-6 and two markers or crayons of different colors.

  • The first player selects two cards. Create a grid with those numbers.
  • For example, if a player gets a 2 and 6 she marks out a grid like the green example below.
  • If the next player gets two 3s, she would mark out the grid like the red example below.

GridGame-coloredContinue playing until the board is covered and/or no more grids can be colored.

If you are interested, you can download the game boards for these below:

Christmas Math Games: Quick Christmas Cross-Off and The Great Grid Game


I’ll be back tomorrow with some Christmas-themed math cards you can print out.  See again soon here or at our Homeschool Den Facebook Page.

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