Similar to Santa's Helpers Are Acting Out in Numbers I. Santa is being playfully teased by his mischievous elves. Unfortunately, not very much work is getting done with all of this foolishness. Students dramatize the actions of the elves as they "act out" the subtraction word problems presented. By following clearly stated word problems and by using appropriate props, the children make these situations "come to life". Props are inexpensive common objects. Look for Santa's helpers Are Acting Out in Numbers I, III, and IV for addition, multiplication, and division.