Christmas and Gingerbread December Themed Math and Literacy Centers for Preschool (and Freebie)

Christmas and Gingerbread December Themed Math and Literacy Centers for Preschool (and Freebie)
Christmas (December) Math and Literacy Centers for Preschool are perfect for your preschool centers in December.
December can be such a magical month.  Children are so engaged in anything holiday so I always try to incorporate holiday related materials within the skills range we are working on.  To check out our December Math and Literacy Centers and our Center Bundle click on the links.
 
Christmas (December) Math and Literacy Centers for Preschool are perfect for your preschool centers in December.
 
I love these cute play dough maths.  The boys and girls have to roll the dough into “snakes” and “balls’ to make all of the pictures which is great fine motor practice.

 

Christmas (December) Math and Literacy Centers for Preschool are perfect for your preschool centers in December.
We used dots instead of gumdrops to form numbers.  

 

Christmas (December) Math and Literacy Centers for Preschool are perfect for your preschool centers in December.
Sorting letter for Santa was a blast.  We reintroduced the concepts small, medium and large.

 

Christmas (December) Math and Literacy Centers for Preschool are perfect for your preschool centers in December.
Seek-n-finds are perfect for visual discrimination.  V had fun searching through the gingerbread house and toy store for the mystery items.

 

Christmas (December) Math and Literacy Centers for Preschool are perfect for your preschool centers in December.
I hit is big at the dollar tree.  I found mini-tree clothes pins and gifts.   I hot glued uppercase and lowercase stickers to each item and we had to match the uppercase tree to the lowercase gift by clipping the ribbon at the top of each gift.

 

Christmas (December) Math and Literacy Centers for Preschool are perfect for your preschool centers in December.
We measured how many “units” tall each seasonal item was.

 

Christmas (December) Math and Literacy Centers for Preschool are perfect for your preschool centers in December.
Festive Seek-N-Find, was the big hit.  I placed the uppercase letters from A-Z in an ornament and then filled the ornament full of sprinkles.  As the children find each letter, they can color it on their printable. Click (here) for this free sample.

 

Christmas (December) Math and Literacy Centers for Preschool are perfect for your preschool centers in December.

 

Christmas (December) Math and Literacy Centers for Preschool are perfect for your preschool centers in December.
We practiced writing and identifying candy cane letters.

 

Christmas (December) Math and Literacy Centers for Preschool are perfect for your preschool centers in December.
The gingerbread loved checking out each of these seasonal mazes.  We placed a magnet behind the maze and a gingerbread hot glued to a magnetic chip on the front.

 

Christmas (December) Math and Literacy Centers for Preschool are perfect for your preschool centers in December.
We worked on our cutting skills with this cute Santa.  First we cut him out.  Then, we cut the lines on his beard.  To help him look “fancy” for Christmas we rolled the strip on a pencil to make them look curly.
 
Christmas (December) Math and Literacy Centers for Preschool are perfect for your preschool centers in December.
We though our Santa was so adorable that we played a little math game with him.  We rolled the dice, counted the dots, and then found the matching number on Santa’s beard and covered it with a cotton ball until his beard was nice and fluffy.
Christmas (December) Math and Literacy Centers for Preschool are perfect for your preschool centers in December.
We have started looking a little closer at lowercase letters.  V loved these trees.  We identified the uppercase and lowercase letter match on the star and then used little patterned clothespins and clothes pins with mini-pom poms hot glued to the end to cover the matching letters.
 
Christmas (December) Math and Literacy Centers for Preschool are perfect for your preschool centers in December.
I found these cute little stockings at Target (you could make them with felt and numbered stickers).  I hung them on the wall and we used numbered popsicle sticks to match the numbers.
 
Christmas (December) Math and Literacy Centers for Preschool are perfect for your preschool centers in December.
We had a ton of fun with these cute reindeer.  We hot glued red pom poms and googly eyes to the center of brown paper cups. We sliced two little lines at the top of each cup.  Then on plastic forks we wrote the numbers one to ten  and dots 1-10 on each fork.  V had to choose a number and then, find the matching set. 

 

Christmas (December) Math and Literacy Centers for Preschool are perfect for your preschool centers in December.
How many presents was a blast.  V choose a number and then clipped the child to the matching number of presents.
 
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