Based on my pre-Thanksgiving sightings of Christmas decorations adorning neighborhood houses, I’m sure some of you have already hung your stockings! But while you’re anticipating the goodies that will fill them, you’ll still need to be actively engaging your wiggly, distracted students in meaningful learning activities.
To help you with that December challenge, I have two new number activities featuring stockings (including a freebie) to share with you.
Stockings in Order 0-120
Are you looking for an engaging activity for sequencing the numbers 0 – 120? This Christmas-themed resource will give your students plenty of practice with ordering consecutive and non-consecutive numbers and with counting by 2’s, 5’s, and 10’s to 120.
Use this whimsical resource for Google SlidesTM to provide individualized practice or review for your kindergarten, first, and second-grade students. Try it as a math center or as a virtual assignment.
Those rascals, Cat and Dog have mixed up all the stockings. Your students will need to drag and drop to reorder them.
Cat and Dog also forgot to finish the count by sequences. Your students will need to be able to click on a question mark in a text box, delete the question mark (but not the text box), and type in a number.
Your students will practice ordering:
- Consecutive Numbers 0-10
- Non-Consecutive Numbers 0-10
- Consecutive Numbers 7-20
- Non-Consecutive Numbers 11-20
- Non-Consecutive Numbers 0-20
- Consecutive Numbers Within a Decade 21-120
- Consecutive Numbers Across a Decade 11-120
- Non-Consecutive Numbers Within a Decade 21-120
- Non-Consecutive Numbers 21-120
- Count By 10’s to 120
- 5’s to 120
- 2’s to 20
- 2’s to 120
- Count by 10’s Off the Decade
Choose one set for all your students or choose different sets for individual students. Use as a one-time assignment or multiple assignments across time.
You can delete, copy, and rearrange the slides to meet your needs.
Skip on over to my TpT store to take a closer look at Stockings in Order 0-120.
Not sure if your students can drag and drop or delete and type? Check out these Try It Before You Buy It slides. Be sure they are the right choice for you, your learning platform, your students, and their devices!
I also offer a similar print resource, Christmas Lights in Order 0-120, which is very popular this time of year.
Hang the Stockings- Comparing Two or Three-Digit Numbers
You’ll love this free and easy to prepare greater than and less than Christmas math activity. Your first, second, and third-grade students will have fun while getting practice with comparing two or three-digit numbers against a benchmark number.
Choose two-digit or three-digit numbers.
Your students will need:
- one page with two fireplaces and one set of stockings
- optional construction paper (9″ x 12″ or 6″ x 18″)
Your students will:
- Color the fireplaces.
- Cut the page in half on the dotted line.
- Glue the fireplaces onto construction paper (optional).
- Color the stockings.
- Cut them out.
- Sort them by numbers less than or greater than 55 or 550.
- Hang the stockings on the correct fireplace.
- Glue them in place.
- Sit back and relax with your favorite hot beverage.
- Enjoy the quiet calm for a few moments.
- Use your students’ creations for an attractive holiday display!
To make it easier, I recommend students loosely cut around the stockings or cut them as rectangles.
Students may also glue the fireplaces in a notebook or simply keep the fireplace page intact.
Visit my TpT store to download your free copy of Hang the Stockings Comparing Numbers.
Curious About the Origins of Stockings…
I discovered this article, The Legend of the Christmas Stocking, in the Smithsonian Magazine. It’s an interesting read if you’re not familiar with the legend.
Looking For More Resources…
Check out these blog posts for more free number activities, perfect for the season.
- How to Easily Stuff a Little Learning into December (preschool and kindergarten numeral recognition)
- One Way to Keep ‘Em Busy This Holiday Season (rounding two and three-digit numbers)
Click on the categories below to see more resources in my TpT store.
I’d love to hear about the kinds of activities you find are best to engage your wiggly, distracted students this time of year! Please share in the comments below.