Christmas Activities and Freebies for Kindergarten

Christmas Freebie for Preschool are two fun activities that you can do with your child or preschool students.

Christmas is almost here and we are really excited in our house!  I love tying in Christmas into our day in little ways.  

We have just about mastered colors in our house, however, it makes her feel good that she can easily do something, so we played this fun color the room game.  I placed the colored presents in different tin boxes and hid them around the room.  When she found a present, she colored one of the presents around the tree to match.  She wanted to play this game over and over.

Christmas Freebie for Preschool are two fun activities that you can do with your child or preschool students.
We love to count in our house.  V has been showing an interest in numbers.  I found cute advent clothespins at Hobby Lobby.  Violet matched the number on the clothespin to the number on the Christmas tree.  After she matched the numbers we counted to ten and pointed to each number as we counted.  This was a great fine motor activity.  You could also write the numbers on a regular clothespin or use scrapbook numbers to attach to the clothespin.

Christmas Freebie for Preschool are two fun activities that you can do with your child or preschool students.
My kids love making gifts for grandparents and friends.  This was a super easy craft.  I bought large ornaments from the dollar store.  We added blue and yellow and then shook the ornament and discussed how the mixed colors turned green.  Then, we added red and blue to make purple.  This is a great activity to let them go crazy with glitter.  We added a ton of glitter and shook it to make a beautiful ornament.

Christmas Freebie for Preschool are two fun activities that you can do with your child or preschool students.
 When I found these cute tree-shaped Styrofoam objects, I know that we had to make a tree with them.   I wanted to cover the whole tree with tiny pipe-cleaners for a fun fine-motor activity, however Miss V had her own idea, which I totally embraced.  She wanted to paint it to look like a tree, but as she added sequence and pipe cleaners she thought it was starting to look like a monster.   By the end of the activity she thought it would make a great ornament.  
Christmas Freebie for Preschool are two fun activities that you can do with your child or preschool students.
I love anything retro.  I made candy canes like the one above when I was little and I was so excited do this activity with my daughter.  Violet is three, and I was worried that this activity would be too tricky for her, but she did great.  I gave her a pipe cleaner with one end tied and she added the beads one at a time to make this cute ornament.  

If you would like any of the printables above click (here).  

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I can't believe how fast the last few months have flown by! It almost makes me sad knowing how fast Thanksgiving and Christmas will pass:(   At our house we start working on Christmas themes a week before Thanksgiving. Children LOVE gingerbread men (what's not to love about a talking cookie) and it is so easy to use gingerbread men to teach multiple concepts and the kids just eat it all up (:)).  Below are a bunch of ideas that I enjoy using at my home with my children and what I used in 4K!


Gingerbread Man Activities, Centers and Crafts.  The boys and girls will learn important math, literacy and book comprehension concepts, strategies and skills through book centered lessons and activities.  Check out our blog post for more ideas and freebies!

Prior to starting a big unit I like to involve parents.  "I'm Not a Gingerbread Man" is similar to "I'm not a Turkey."  The boys and girls will take this activity home and complete it with their parents.   As a parent, I love getting activities to do with my children from school.  It gives me a chance to talk to to them about the concept.  I know that they go to school excited to share whatever we make.  My daughter loved this activity and wanted her gingerbread man to look like Santa.

Gingerbread Man Activities, Centers and Crafts.  The boys and girls will learn important math, literacy and book comprehension concepts, strategies and skills through book centered lessons and activities.  Check out our blog post for more ideas and freebies!
 To start our week we read the book The Gingerbread Man by Gail Yerrill.  I like this version, because there are not as many characters and the illustrations are amazing.  We worked on predicting with a quick little survey.  No matter the age I think it is important to work on book handling skills.  We are always looking at the characters, parts of the story, problems and solutions.  At least once a week I like to do an activity that builds on comprehension.  Story puppets are an easy fun way.  
Gingerbread Man Activities, Centers and Crafts.  The boys and girls will learn important math, literacy and book comprehension concepts, strategies and skills through book centered lessons and activities.  Check out our blog post for more ideas and freebies!
 At home Violet and I continue to build on story comprehension with this fun character bowling game.  I taped the picture cards to to the bowling pins.  Violet used a cute ball I found at target with a gingerbread man to blow over the characters.  She had a blast with this!  

Gingerbread Man Activities, Centers and Crafts.  The boys and girls will learn important math, literacy and book comprehension concepts, strategies and skills through book centered lessons and activities.  Check out our blog post for more ideas and freebies!
 We continued to discuss the characters with this simple sensory table.  I placed cotton balls in a shallow storage bucket, along with a fix, cow horse, pig, old lady and man and cute gingerbread figures I found at Hobby Lobby.  She continued to act out the book. 

Gingerbread Man Activities, Centers and Crafts.  The boys and girls will learn important math, literacy and book comprehension concepts, strategies and skills through book centered lessons and activities.  Check out our blog post for more ideas and freebies!
  Next we read Gingerbread Baby, by Jan Brett.  This is my favorite gingerbread book of all time, and my daughter loved it.  We compared Gingerbread Baby to The gingerbread Man.  We looked at the characters, repeating phrase and ending.  I love creating the gingerbread house for the gingerbread baby.  My seven-year-old even wanted to create a house.  We used smelly markers and brown mail wrapping paper from the dollar tree to create our giant houses.  Violet also wanted to create a little house using the printable above. 

Gingerbread Man Activities, Centers and Crafts.  The boys and girls will learn important math, literacy and book comprehension concepts, strategies and skills through book centered lessons and activities.  Check out our blog post for more ideas and freebies!
I try to tie as many concepts as possible into our units.  Violet has really been interested in numbers, shapes and colors the past few months, so that is where our focus has been.  I created Gingerbread Shapes book for her.  It is a cute repetitive book that she can read in her book area.  We tried to do a shape hunt around our house, however, she really didn't understand what we were looking for...so I created this simple sorting game.  She had to sort the pictures by shapes.  Violet loves to search the house in fun game-like activities.  She loved searching the house for shapes.  Once she found the shapes on the gingerbread men she colored it in.  We also rolled a dice, identified the shape and colored the shape on our gingerbread man.
Gingerbread Man Activities, Centers and Crafts.  The boys and girls will learn important math, literacy and book comprehension concepts, strategies and skills through book centered lessons and activities.  Check out our blog post for more ideas and freebies!
  On Thursday we read Ten Little Gingerbread Men by Ruth Galloway.  We loved counting and it was fun to count the raised little gingerbread men.  We guessed how many would be left at the end of each page.  Next, I placed 50 gingerbread men on a parachute and Violet and her friends shook the parachute and watched the men fly all over the house.  As we shook the parachute we said the phrase, "Run run as fast as you can can, you can't catch me I'm the gingerbread men."  The boys and girls counted the gingerbread as they picked them.  We worked on 1 to 1 correspondence and matching numbers to sets by placing the matching number of gingerbread by each number.  We continued with a cute 1 to 1 correspondence worksheet, where the kids put stickers in the boxes by each number and placed the matching number of buttons on each gingerbread man.

Gingerbread Man Activities, Centers and Crafts.  The boys and girls will learn important math, literacy and book comprehension concepts, strategies and skills through book centered lessons and activities.  Check out our blog post for more ideas and freebies!
To end our week we decorated a gingerbread house and cookies.  They did pretty well on it on their own.  We build the base of the house and let it set overnight, added the roof in the morning.  We were able to decorate it after dinner that night and the 7 and 3 year-old were pretty independent.  

Gingerbread Man Activities, Centers and Crafts.  The boys and girls will learn important math, literacy and book comprehension concepts, strategies and skills through book centered lessons and activities.  Check out our blog post for more ideas and freebies!
In 4K, one of the most memorable activities that we did was our gingerbread scavenger hunt.  First we read the book, Gingerbread Loose in the School by Laura Murray.  The boys and girls decorated a gingerbread man.  When they were finished we would head out for recess.  When they returned the gingerbread man was missing.  We created missing signs to find him, like the kids did in the story.  Then we went on a scavenger hunt to find him.  We do this at our house as well (both forms are included in the unit) except we are looking in bedrooms and bath tubs:)

Gingerbread Man Activities, Centers and Crafts.  The boys and girls will learn important math, literacy and book comprehension concepts, strategies and skills through book centered lessons and activities.  Check out our blog post for more ideas and freebies!
I lucked out this year and scored a set of gingerbread men at Michael's Craft Store.  They came in a set of three:  small, medium and large.  So we used them to create art.  Violet dipped them in paint and we discussed and compared the gingerbread men.

Gingerbread Man Activities, Centers and Crafts.  The boys and girls will learn important math, literacy and book comprehension concepts, strategies and skills through book centered lessons and activities.  Check out our blog post for more ideas and freebies!
We also used the gingerbread men to create playdough gingerbread men.  They turned out really cute, the little guys all looked like minion gingerbread men.  I had a bunch of random things around the house and placed them on a little dinner plate.  

Gingerbread Man Activities, Centers and Crafts.  The boys and girls will learn important math, literacy and book comprehension concepts, strategies and skills through book centered lessons and activities.  Check out our blog post for more ideas and freebies!
 Working with playdough was such a hit that we built gingerbread houses and put the letters of our name at the top.
Gingerbread Man Activities, Centers and Crafts.  The boys and girls will learn important math, literacy and book comprehension concepts, strategies and skills through book centered lessons and activities.  Check out our blog post for more ideas and freebies!
One of our favorite activities was the gingerbread snapits and candy building blocks I purchased on Amazon.  
Gingerbread Man Activities, Centers and Crafts.  The boys and girls will learn important math, literacy and book comprehension concepts, strategies and skills through book centered lessons and activities.  Check out our blog post for more ideas and freebies!
By far my favorite activity of the week was our gingerbread stockings.  We have been working hard on the letters in our name and letter order.  To start, I bought the stockings at the Dollar Tree.  Then, I purchased the stuffed gingerbread men and letters at Hobby Lobby.  I hot glue the letters to the stockings and gingerbread men.  I placed 3M hooks above the fire place and hung the stockings.  Violet loved matching the letters and placing the gingerbread men inside.  I also hid the gingerbread men around the house and she had to find them and place them in the matching stocking.   These were such a hit that we moved the stockings into her bedroom to play.  


Gingerbread Man Activities, Centers and Crafts.  The boys and girls will learn important math, literacy and book comprehension concepts, strategies and skills through book centered lessons and activities.  Check out our blog post for more ideas and freebies!
Another one of our homemade activities was this cute little gingerbread guy.  I bought the foam gingerbread men at a craft store and placed number stickers in place of buttons.  I used a paper punch to punch a hole under the number.  She used linking chains and placed the matching number of links under each number.

I hope that I was able to give you a few ideas for your gingerbread unit!  You can find all of the printables in the unit below.  Click (here) to check it out!  I have also included a Gingerbread freebie as well.  Click (here) to download.

Gingerbread Man Activities, Centers and Crafts.  The boys and girls will learn important math, literacy and book comprehension concepts, strategies and skills through book centered lessons and activities.  Check out our blog post for more ideas and freebies!Gingerbread Man Activities, Centers and Crafts.  The boys and girls will learn important math, literacy and book comprehension concepts, strategies and skills through book centered lessons and activities.  Check out our blog post for more ideas and freebies!

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Gingerbread Man Activities, Crafts and Math and Literacy Centers

I can't believe how fast the last few months have flown by! It almost makes me sad knowing how fast Thanksgiving and Christmas will pass:(   At our house we start working on Christmas themes a week before Thanksgiving. Children LOVE gingerbread men (what's not to love about a talking cookie) and it is so easy to use gingerbread men to teach multiple concepts and the kids just eat it all up (:)).  Below are a bunch of ideas that I enjoy using at my home with my children and what I used in 4K!


Gingerbread Man Activities, Centers and Crafts.  The boys and girls will learn important math, literacy and book comprehension concepts, strategies and skills through book centered lessons and activities.  Check out our blog post for more ideas and freebies!

Prior to starting a big unit I like to involve parents.  "I'm Not a Gingerbread Man" is similar to "I'm not a Turkey."  The boys and girls will take this activity home and complete it with their parents.   As a parent, I love getting activities to do with my children from school.  It gives me a chance to talk to to them about the concept.  I know that they go to school excited to share whatever we make.  My daughter loved this activity and wanted her gingerbread man to look like Santa.

Gingerbread Man Activities, Centers and Crafts.  The boys and girls will learn important math, literacy and book comprehension concepts, strategies and skills through book centered lessons and activities.  Check out our blog post for more ideas and freebies!
 To start our week we read the book The Gingerbread Man by Gail Yerrill.  I like this version, because there are not as many characters and the illustrations are amazing.  We worked on predicting with a quick little survey.  No matter the age I think it is important to work on book handling skills.  We are always looking at the characters, parts of the story, problems and solutions.  At least once a week I like to do an activity that builds on comprehension.  Story puppets are an easy fun way.  
Gingerbread Man Activities, Centers and Crafts.  The boys and girls will learn important math, literacy and book comprehension concepts, strategies and skills through book centered lessons and activities.  Check out our blog post for more ideas and freebies!
 At home Violet and I continue to build on story comprehension with this fun character bowling game.  I taped the picture cards to to the bowling pins.  Violet used a cute ball I found at target with a gingerbread man to blow over the characters.  She had a blast with this!  

Gingerbread Man Activities, Centers and Crafts.  The boys and girls will learn important math, literacy and book comprehension concepts, strategies and skills through book centered lessons and activities.  Check out our blog post for more ideas and freebies!
 We continued to discuss the characters with this simple sensory table.  I placed cotton balls in a shallow storage bucket, along with a fix, cow horse, pig, old lady and man and cute gingerbread figures I found at Hobby Lobby.  She continued to act out the book. 

Gingerbread Man Activities, Centers and Crafts.  The boys and girls will learn important math, literacy and book comprehension concepts, strategies and skills through book centered lessons and activities.  Check out our blog post for more ideas and freebies!
  Next we read Gingerbread Baby, by Jan Brett.  This is my favorite gingerbread book of all time, and my daughter loved it.  We compared Gingerbread Baby to The gingerbread Man.  We looked at the characters, repeating phrase and ending.  I love creating the gingerbread house for the gingerbread baby.  My seven-year-old even wanted to create a house.  We used smelly markers and brown mail wrapping paper from the dollar tree to create our giant houses.  Violet also wanted to create a little house using the printable above. 

Gingerbread Man Activities, Centers and Crafts.  The boys and girls will learn important math, literacy and book comprehension concepts, strategies and skills through book centered lessons and activities.  Check out our blog post for more ideas and freebies!
I try to tie as many concepts as possible into our units.  Violet has really been interested in numbers, shapes and colors the past few months, so that is where our focus has been.  I created Gingerbread Shapes book for her.  It is a cute repetitive book that she can read in her book area.  We tried to do a shape hunt around our house, however, she really didn't understand what we were looking for...so I created this simple sorting game.  She had to sort the pictures by shapes.  Violet loves to search the house in fun game-like activities.  She loved searching the house for shapes.  Once she found the shapes on the gingerbread men she colored it in.  We also rolled a dice, identified the shape and colored the shape on our gingerbread man.
Gingerbread Man Activities, Centers and Crafts.  The boys and girls will learn important math, literacy and book comprehension concepts, strategies and skills through book centered lessons and activities.  Check out our blog post for more ideas and freebies!
  On Thursday we read Ten Little Gingerbread Men by Ruth Galloway.  We loved counting and it was fun to count the raised little gingerbread men.  We guessed how many would be left at the end of each page.  Next, I placed 50 gingerbread men on a parachute and Violet and her friends shook the parachute and watched the men fly all over the house.  As we shook the parachute we said the phrase, "Run run as fast as you can can, you can't catch me I'm the gingerbread men."  The boys and girls counted the gingerbread as they picked them.  We worked on 1 to 1 correspondence and matching numbers to sets by placing the matching number of gingerbread by each number.  We continued with a cute 1 to 1 correspondence worksheet, where the kids put stickers in the boxes by each number and placed the matching number of buttons on each gingerbread man.

Gingerbread Man Activities, Centers and Crafts.  The boys and girls will learn important math, literacy and book comprehension concepts, strategies and skills through book centered lessons and activities.  Check out our blog post for more ideas and freebies!
To end our week we decorated a gingerbread house and cookies.  They did pretty well on it on their own.  We build the base of the house and let it set overnight, added the roof in the morning.  We were able to decorate it after dinner that night and the 7 and 3 year-old were pretty independent.  

Gingerbread Man Activities, Centers and Crafts.  The boys and girls will learn important math, literacy and book comprehension concepts, strategies and skills through book centered lessons and activities.  Check out our blog post for more ideas and freebies!
In 4K, one of the most memorable activities that we did was our gingerbread scavenger hunt.  First we read the book, Gingerbread Loose in the School by Laura Murray.  The boys and girls decorated a gingerbread man.  When they were finished we would head out for recess.  When they returned the gingerbread man was missing.  We created missing signs to find him, like the kids did in the story.  Then we went on a scavenger hunt to find him.  We do this at our house as well (both forms are included in the unit) except we are looking in bedrooms and bath tubs:)

Gingerbread Man Activities, Centers and Crafts.  The boys and girls will learn important math, literacy and book comprehension concepts, strategies and skills through book centered lessons and activities.  Check out our blog post for more ideas and freebies!
I lucked out this year and scored a set of gingerbread men at Michael's Craft Store.  They came in a set of three:  small, medium and large.  So we used them to create art.  Violet dipped them in paint and we discussed and compared the gingerbread men.

Gingerbread Man Activities, Centers and Crafts.  The boys and girls will learn important math, literacy and book comprehension concepts, strategies and skills through book centered lessons and activities.  Check out our blog post for more ideas and freebies!
We also used the gingerbread men to create playdough gingerbread men.  They turned out really cute, the little guys all looked like minion gingerbread men.  I had a bunch of random things around the house and placed them on a little dinner plate.  

Gingerbread Man Activities, Centers and Crafts.  The boys and girls will learn important math, literacy and book comprehension concepts, strategies and skills through book centered lessons and activities.  Check out our blog post for more ideas and freebies!
 Working with playdough was such a hit that we built gingerbread houses and put the letters of our name at the top.
Gingerbread Man Activities, Centers and Crafts.  The boys and girls will learn important math, literacy and book comprehension concepts, strategies and skills through book centered lessons and activities.  Check out our blog post for more ideas and freebies!
One of our favorite activities was the gingerbread snapits and candy building blocks I purchased on Amazon.  
Gingerbread Man Activities, Centers and Crafts.  The boys and girls will learn important math, literacy and book comprehension concepts, strategies and skills through book centered lessons and activities.  Check out our blog post for more ideas and freebies!
By far my favorite activity of the week was our gingerbread stockings.  We have been working hard on the letters in our name and letter order.  To start, I bought the stockings at the Dollar Tree.  Then, I purchased the stuffed gingerbread men and letters at Hobby Lobby.  I hot glue the letters to the stockings and gingerbread men.  I placed 3M hooks above the fire place and hung the stockings.  Violet loved matching the letters and placing the gingerbread men inside.  I also hid the gingerbread men around the house and she had to find them and place them in the matching stocking.   These were such a hit that we moved the stockings into her bedroom to play.  


Gingerbread Man Activities, Centers and Crafts.  The boys and girls will learn important math, literacy and book comprehension concepts, strategies and skills through book centered lessons and activities.  Check out our blog post for more ideas and freebies!
Another one of our homemade activities was this cute little gingerbread guy.  I bought the foam gingerbread men at a craft store and placed number stickers in place of buttons.  I used a paper punch to punch a hole under the number.  She used linking chains and placed the matching number of links under each number.

I hope that I was able to give you a few ideas for your gingerbread unit!  You can find all of the printables in the unit below.  Click (here) to check it out!  I have also included a Gingerbread freebie as well.  Click (here) to download.

Gingerbread Man Activities, Centers and Crafts.  The boys and girls will learn important math, literacy and book comprehension concepts, strategies and skills through book centered lessons and activities.  Check out our blog post for more ideas and freebies!Gingerbread Man Activities, Centers and Crafts.  The boys and girls will learn important math, literacy and book comprehension concepts, strategies and skills through book centered lessons and activities.  Check out our blog post for more ideas and freebies!








November Math Centers

Are you wondering what math concepts you should teach in your kindergarten classroom in November?  Check out this post to see what I teach!

It is hard to believe that November is here!  For a lot of schools, they are getting close or starting quarter  2.  For many of you, your hard work is paying off and the students are starting to follow rules and routines a little more independently.  
In November, I start to introduce a lot of new concepts in math.  Although my school implements Everyday Math, the small group activities are not enough to help students master concepts.  So I have created centers that will help reinforce small lesson concepts and build these important skills.
If your school is like mine, Kindergarten teachers are responsible to create their own timeline of when important concepts should be taught and implemented in the classroom.  I created this blog post to share the math concepts and activities that I introduce and use in the month of November click (here) to see the unit (it includes literacy concepts as well).  

Are you wondering what math concepts you should teach in your kindergarten classroom in November?  Check out this post to see what I teach!
Number Identification and Writing Practice (1-10) (1-15) 
Kindergarten has changed so much in the last five years that we are under the assumption that students come into kindergarten with a good number sense.  I have found this to be untrue.  Some students are able to count to 100, but because their fine motor skills are so low they are unable to write the numbers 1-10 in the correct manner.  This is something that needs to be practiced consistently.  We write numbers on a weekly basis.  We have moved on to 1-15.

Ordering Numbers  In November I expect kids to be able to not only write numbers 1-10, I am looking for them to order numbers 1-10, 1-15.  I set this activity near a pocket chart and the boys and girls place their recording sheets on a clipboard.  Then, the boys and girls order the numbers and write or trace the numbers. 
Are you wondering what math concepts you should teach in your kindergarten classroom in November?  Check out this post to see what I teach!
Missing Numbers to 10/Unscramble is another activity that really helps students visualize a number line from 1-10.  Believe it or not students are still mixing up numbers at this point of the year.

Matching numbers to sets is another favorite in the class.  The boys and girls like to use colored pencils (twistables) to represent each number.  It ends up looking like a rainbow write.  
Are you wondering what math concepts you should teach in your kindergarten classroom in November?  Check out this post to see what I teach!
Ten and Twenty Frames  The boys and girls feel comfortable working with ten frames and most are pretty comfortable with the numbers 1-10.  Counting Crows is a great activity to use to work on twenty frames.  The boys and girls count the crows, write the number and color the ten/twenty frame to match.


Estimation can be a hard concept for students.  Kids always want to have the right answer.  This activity is a simple way to practice estimating.  This is a concept that we have done in a large group setting throughout the beginning of the year, but the first time independently. In Beary Fun Estimation the boys and girl choose a bowl of bears, and write their "estimation" on the bear.  Next, they count the total number and than write the number on the bowl. 
Are you wondering what math concepts you should teach in your kindergarten classroom in November?  Check out this post to see what I teach!
In A Hand Full of Estimation the boys and girl choose a handful of bears and write their guess in the first hand and the actual amount in the second hand.

Measurement is always fun for the kids.  They especially love the pan balance.  I like to hold the kids accountable with  Beary Fun Balance.  The boys and girls choose a card and place the matching number of bears on each side and color the picture of the matching pan balance.
Are you wondering what math concepts you should teach in your kindergarten classroom in November?  Check out this post to see what I teach!
We continue to work on measurement with How Does Fall Measure Up.  The boys and girls count how many block units tall each fall picture is.  Its a nice introduction to base ten blocks as well.

Count and Graph The boys and girls love little graphs that they can do independently.  Up until November we usually do graphs in a large group setting.  In Forest Friends Count & Graph the boys and girls will count and graph each of the forest animals.
Are you wondering what math concepts you should teach in your kindergarten classroom in November?  Check out this post to see what I teach!

Number Sense and Dice We all know that learning is more fun when you make it a game...now at some feathers and its a blast.  The boys and girls LOVED Tail Feather Fun.   They roll the dice and then add the matching number of feathers.  Their favorite part was adding the feather to the dough.  
Are you wondering what math concepts you should teach in your kindergarten classroom in November?  Check out this post to see what I teach!
The boys and girls also had a blast with Color Word Corn.  They roll the dice and color the corn the corresponding color.

Shapes In November, most of the boys and girls can identify all of their shapes and we are starting to look at 2D and 3D shapes.  In Shape Chase the boys and girls choose a card and determine which shape the 3D picture resembles.
Are you wondering what math concepts you should teach in your kindergarten classroom in November?  Check out this post to see what I teach!
Addition November I still use objects to help students add.  Subtraction is similar.  This helps students visualize.