Christmas Math Scavenger Hunt

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Adventures of Ms Smith
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4th - 6th
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Are you looking for a way to keep your class engaged before Christmas break? Use this around the school scavenger hunt to do just that! Students will solve math problem, find reindeer (using riddles/clues), and put together the answer to a Christmas joke.

Math Skills included in the PDF:

-Ordering Decimals

-Adding Decimals

-Multiplying Decimals

-Multiplication of Whole Numbers (Multi-digit)

-Division of Whole Numbers (Long Division)

This product is FULLY EDITABLE and comes in a full color version and in a black and white version (that can be run off using colored cardstock! The math problems included in this pack are 4th/5th grade level questions, most would also work for fourth grade, but you can add your own problems by typing them into the editable PowerPoint that is included.

This activity requires some set up, and detailed directions for set up are included, along with pictures of set up. If you have any questions about the set up, please send me an email at and I am happy to help!

In order to get your class started, you will need to place envelopes around the school, stuff and place envelopes on your board, set expectations, and copy recording page. Students will eventually solve the answer to the joke "What is the difference between a Christmas alphabet and a normal alphabet?" as they work through the scavenger hunt. In order to start the hunt, give each group one of the clue envelopes from the board. Students will read that clue/riddle in order to go find their first reindeer. After students find and solve their first reindeer, they will grab their next riddle and the process will continue until all eight reindeer are found. After 8 reindeer are found, students will put them in front of their Santa/Sleigh in the correct order that correctly solves the Christmas joke.

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