Twelve Days of Christmas is a combination of adding and subtracting hands-on games plus awesome literacy activities.
The simple game instructions and printable game boards make this a terrific resource to use during the weeks that lead up to Christmas.
The math games are set up to accommodate differentiated instruction. Younger players who need the extra practice with subitizing skills can use the Christmas Tree Math Cards before playing with dominoes or dice.
Children use problem solving skills as they attempt to eliminate the Christmas Gifts on their playing boards.
Using the smart board is a terrific way to engage the class when introducing the literacy activities.
Introduce the original version of the 12 Days of Christmas and then follow up with the unique version provided that is light hearted and fun.
Children love singing and predicting what will come on the different days and once familiar, they can work independently or with a partner to complete the cloze activities provided.
Students love making their own 12 Days of Christmas mini books that can be authored and illustrated by themselves to take home and share.
These reading and writing activities are simple but effective, as young children enjoy the humour and creativity of making their own versions.
Teaching Tips are provided as a useful guideline and all game boards can be copied for multiple use.
Your "Little Geniuses" will have fun with these Christmas activities and so will you!
Thank you to My Cute Graphics for the adorable clip art.