Winter Math and Literacy Activities

Winter Math and Literacy Activities

Brr! This Winter Math and Literacy Activities pack contains 11 worksheets and 7 learning center activities that practice the following skills:

– Counting
– One-to-one correspondence
– Classification
– Shape recognition
– Number quantity
– Number recognition
– Set recognition and comparison
– Number formation
– Measurement (nonstandard height)
– Patterning
– Association
– Letter formation
– Letter recognition
– Story sequencing
– Beginning sound recognition
– Visual discrimination
– Phonological and phonemic awareness
– Fine motor
– Following directions

Please note that these learning center activities are designed to be printed (on cardstock) and laminated. This will ensure their use and enjoyment for years to come.

WINTERTIME SPIN & COUNT SHEETS (COLOR 2/B&W 2)

Wintertime Spin & Count

Attach paperclip spinners with round head fasteners (brads) to the sheets. Provide pom poms, vase gems, mini erasers or some other small manipulative for students to use. Young learners will spin, identify a number and place that amount of items on their sheets. As children pick up and place each item, encourage them to say its number name (one, two, etc.). Older children may fill all three lines, while younger ones may only complete the first or second. Once finished, have students count all of the items on their sheets.

FROSTY TEN FRAME TASK CARDS (COLOR 10/B&W 10)

Frosty Ten Frame Task Cards

Provide mini erasers or some other small manipulative for students to use. Young learners will place a numbered group of items on its corresponding card. As children pick up and place each item, encourage them to say its number name (one, two, etc.). Older children will practice their set recognition skills.

Frosty Ten Frame Task Cards

WINTER MEASURING CARDS – HEIGHT (COLOR 10/B&W 10)

Winter Measuring Cards

Provide Unifix Cubes or another small manipulative for children to measure (nonstandard) the height of the items. Be sure to discuss which are taller, shorter, and the same size. To extend this activity, students may use the included Winter Measuring – Measure and Record sheet to record their answers.

Winter Measuring Cards

SNOW DAY LET’S MAKE A PATTERN TASK CARDS (COLOR 4/B&W 4)/SNOW DAY LET’S MAKE A PATTERN CLOTHING CARDS (COLOR35/B&W 35)

Snow Day Let's Make a Pattern Task Cards

Using the winter clothing cards, learners will work to construct the patterns featured on the task cards (AB, AAB, ABB & ABC)

Snow Day Let's Make a Pattern Task Cards

WINTER BEGINNING SOUNDS TASK CARDS (COLOR 10/B&W 10)

Winter Beginning Sounds Task Cards

Provide children with clothespins or a small manipulative to use as markers. Students will say the picture names of the items in each set and determine the featured image’s beginning sound partner. Learners will clip/mark the cards accordingly.

WINTER WRITING TRAY LETTER CARDS (COLOR A-Z 26/B&W A-Z 26)

Provide a shallow tray filled with artificial snow (salt or sugar may also be used) for children to use. Using a small branch or their fingers, learners will practice letter formation using the letter cards as guides.

WINTER VISUAL DISCRIMINATION TASK CARDS (COLOR 12/B&W 12)

Winter Visual Discrimination Task Cards

Provide children with clothespins or a small manipulative to use as markers. Learners will study the pictures on the cards and use their visual discrimination skills to determine which pictures are the same as or different from the featured images. Students will clip/mark the cards accordingly.

Winter Visual Discrimination Task Cards

WORKSHEETS (B&W 11)

winter math and literacy activities

With these 11 engaging worksheets, children will sort by size, identify winter rhyming words, sequence a snowman story, count and write numbers, and so much more!

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Christmas Patterning Activity

christmas patterning activity

This Christmas patterning activity is one of many pattern pin sets that we use in our classrooms. Pattern pins are easy to make, inexpensive, hands-on learning tools. Plus, they are super cute, the kids love them, and they work those small hand muscles!

MATERIALS USED:

– Paint mixing sticks
– Paint (craft or spray)
– Clothespins
– Jingle bells
– Christmas mini bows
– Hot glue gun

christmas patterning activity

For this set, we painted the mixing sticks brown; we always use a dark color for our bases, so that the patterns really stand out. You can pick up mixing sticks at Home Depot, Lowe’s, or your local paint store. We found jingle bells and mini Christmas bows at Dollar Tree, and hot glued them to the tops of clothespins.

christmas patterning activity

You might first introduce pattern pins and demonstrate the concept of patterning in a large group, and then work with small groups of children, making patterns together.

Students will not only create patterns, but they will also copy and extend patterns that are represented on other sticks (made by you or other students). For this reason, it’s a good idea to have multiple bases on hand. Be sure to encourage your students to identify their patterns and describe what is and what is not a pattern.

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Halloween Math and Literacy Activities

Halloween Math and Literacy Activities

Trick or treat! This Halloween Math and Literacy Activities pack contains 14 worksheets and 8 learning center activities that practice the following skills:

– Counting
– One-to-one correspondence
– Number recognition
– Number quantity
– Set recognition
– Number formation
– Patterning
– Measurement (nonstandard)
– Quantity comparison
– Shape recognition
– Association
– Classification
– Attribute variance
– ABC Order
– Letter recognition
– Beginning sound recognition
– Visual discrimination
– Visual memory
– Phonological awareness
– Fine Motor
– Following directions
– Social emotional

Please note that the center activities in this packet are designed to be printed (on cardstock) and laminated, and to be used and enjoyed for many years to come.

AUTUMN MIX PATTERN CARDS (COLOR 6)

Autumn Mix Pattern Cards

Provide young learners with a small amount of Brach’s Candy Autumn Mix. Work with children to identify and extend the patterns.

MONSTER NUMBER QUANTITY TASK CARDS (COLOR 10/B&W 10)

Halloween Math and Literacy Activities

Provide students with googly eyes. Learners will give the monsters their eyes by placing a numbered group of items on its corresponding task card. Encourage younger children to use one-to-one correspondence while counting. Older children can use this activity to practice set recognition.

Halloween Math and Literacy Activities

HALLOWEEN ROLL & COVER SHEETS (COLOR 4/B&W 4)

Halloween Roll & Cover

Provide pom poms, vase gems, or some other small manipulative for students to use as markers. For individual use, have the child roll the count the dots (or recognize the “set” of dots), and find and cover the corresponding number on the sheet. Repeat until all of the numerals are covered. In small group, give each child a sheet and have them take turns rolling the die. The first person to cover all of their numbers wins. Trade cards and play again!

HALLOWEEN COUNT THE ROOM (COLOR 10/B&W 10)

Halloween Math and Literacy Activities

These cards are to be used in conjunction with the Halloween – Count the Room worksheets. Place the 10 cards (tape, clip, prop, etc.) around the room. Working with a small group, give each child one of the 3 worksheets and a writing utensil (clipboards are optional). As students discover each card, they will count its items and record the number on their worksheets.

Halloween Math and Literacy Activities

CANDY CORN MEMORY GAME (COLOR 24/B&W 24)

Halloween Math and Literacy Activities

Place the cards in rows, face down. Prompt students to turn over any two cards. If they match, they keep the pair and go again. If the pictures don’t match, they are turned over and it is the next player’s turn. Encourage children to “take a picture with your brain” to help them recall what is on each card and where it is. The game is over when all the cards have been matched.

SPOOKY SYLLABLES TASK CARDS(COLOR 10/B&W 10)

Halloween Math and Literacy Activities

Supply learns with mini erasers, link cubes (to form towers) or some other small manipulative to use as counters. Encourage children to say each picture name and clap and count each word part. Once they have determined how many syllables are in the word, prompt them to place the correct number of manipulatives in the adjacent space.

Halloween Math and Literacy Activities

HALLOWEEN BEGINNING SOUNDS A-Z CLIP STRIPS (COLOR 26/A-Z/B&W 26 A-Z)

Halloween Math and Literacy Activities

Provide clothespins, mini erasers or some other manipulative for children to use as markers. Students will say the picture name and clip or mark it’s beginning letter.

BOO! THE FRIGHTFULLY FUN ALPHABET CARD GAME(COLOR 53/B&W 53)

Halloween Math and Literacy Activities

An engaging spin-off of the classic game Old Maid. Print these sheets out on cardstock (laminate for heavy use) and cut into cards. In a small group, shuffle and deal all of the cards. Players will sort through their cards, placing any letter matches face-up on the table.

Starting with the dealer, each child will takes a turn fanning out their hands so that the player to their left can draw one card. Some children may struggle to fan their cards, and that’s okay. Just make sure to emphasize that the children should try to not let the other players see their cards. As your students make letter pairs in their hands, prompt them to discard them immediately onto the table. Depending on how you’d like the game to play out, the player left holding the unmatched card, the BOO! ghost, either loses or wins.

Halloween Math and Literacy Activities

WORKSHEETS (14)

With these 14 worksheets children will measure monsters, compare sets of Halloween items, color by numbers, trace shapes, identify some spooky sounds, and so much more!

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