Room Transformation | 3rd Grade Christmas Math

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Are you ready to help Santa in his workshop?! You're now an elf helping Santa prepare presents for Christmas Eve in this fun third grade classroom transformation! Students become elves in this real-world activity and get to practice multiple 3rd grade math standards. When they complete all color by number challenges or all math puzzles, they win! This EDITABLE holiday room transformation is perfect for grade 3 students in the winter. Print and digital versions are included.

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When many people think of classroom transformations, they think:

“This would take me hours to set up.”

“This is going to cost so much money.”

“This looks so overwhelming.”

“I could never do this!”

What if I told you classroom transformations could be EASY to set up, FUN to implement, and STRESS-FREE?

Let's Start with the Basics...What is a Classroom Transformation?

A room transformation changes your room into a certain setting or theme to engage students in their own learning with rigorous content.

Classroom transformations are possible in EVERY classroom. You don’t have to spend hours of your time setting up a classroom transformation or spend lots of money to make it SO MUCH FUN!

Skills Included

  • rounding to the nearest 10 and nearest 100 - 3.NBT.1
  • identifying geometric shapes - 3.G.1
  • adding multi-digit numbers - 3.NBT.2
  • subtracting multi-digit numbers - 3.NBT.2
  • identifying patterns - 3.OA.9
  • finding missing factors using multiplication & division - 3.OA.4 and 3.OA.6
  • solving multiplication equations - 3.OA.1 and 3.OA.7
  • solving division equations - 3.OA.2
  • finding multiples of ten - 3.NBT.3

2 Versions: Color By Number and Puzzles

  • Version #1 Puzzles: Students get to put together 10 Christmas puzzles that review third grade math standards.
  • Version #2 Color by Number Activities: Students get to color 10 color by number activities that review third grade math standards.

How to Play

Step 1: Tell your third grade class that they are elves today and will practice some math concepts to help Santa. Students solve math challenges set up around the room. They can be completed in any order and you can choose how many challenges students complete or what time frame they have to meet YOUR needs.

Set-up is quick and easy. Simply print the 10 posters, the math worksheets, and a recording sheet for each student. Place them around your room and you’re ready to begin! Additional door décor, printable hats, name tags, admission tickets, a banner, and more are included if you want to use them!

Step 2: Let grade 3 students move around the room and solve each challenge. Each time students solve a math challenge, they go to the teacher to get it checked. Students can work independently, in partners, or in groups. Your choice.

Step 3: When 3rd graders finish all ten challenges (or however many you assign), they win! You can give them the certificate of completion included and the coloring page. I also reward my students with a cool eraser at the end.

Step 4 (OPTIONAL Fast Finisher Activity): Most of the time, there are early finishers. These kiddos get to go around the room and learn fun facts about the theme of the day! No one is ever bored. Choose from 3 different fun fact versions.

  • Digital Scavenger Hunt: Let students "find" the facts on Google Slides
  • Printable Fact Posters: Hang fact posters around the room for students to find
  • QR Codes: Students scan facts on an iPad or similar device to read fun facts

All Math Questions Are 100% Editable:

The PRINT version of the challenges is fully customizable! There are 3 versions included.

  1. Premade Version: The challenges are pre-made for you and are ready to print and go!
  2. 100% Editable Version: The challenges are pre-made for you but you can edit any text on the page! Change the title, the instructions, or the questions so they work best for your classroom.
  3. Blank / Create Your Own Content Version: Each challenge is blank and fully customizable. You can type anything you'd like on each page.

Please note: The digital version and clipart is not editable due to copyright laws.

What's Included?

  • Aligns with Common Core Standards
  • Checklist to Keep You Organized
  • 10 Challenges Pre-Made for You
  • Black & White and Color Posters
  • Recording Sheet
  • Editable Math Challenges
  • Editable Instructions for Kids
  • Answer Keys Included
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Door Decorations and Banner
  • Learning Targets and Folder Inserts
  • Extra Decor Posters
  • Editable Admission Tickets and Name Tags
  • Coloring Page
  • Printable Hats
  • Digital Version Included for Use with Google Slides™
  • Fast Finisher Activity with Fun Facts (3 Versions Included)
  • Pictures of Set-Up & Shopping Guide for “Extras”
  • Tips to Make the Room Transformation Even More Fun!

This is a perfect review activity before giving a math assessment or as an extra practice activity. Step by step lesson plans are included so you know exactly what to do. It can be used as a spiral review and is easy to set up and implement. Classroom transformation ideas are a new trend in education and can set the stage to engage! This can be fun to use on National Hot Chocolate Day or National Gingerbread House Day.

You no longer need to spend hours prepping your classroom for your next room transformation! These hands-on, low prep activities will keep your students engaged while practicing rigorous material at the same time.

Free Classroom Transformation Guide

You may also like this FREE Classroom Transformation Guide! It tells you exactly which Common Core Standards each third grade classroom transformation aligns with.

I also call these my Monday Funday math games if you've seen them on Instagram! These are easy to implement classroom transformations!

A Digital Version is Included!

With remote learning taking center stage in our communities, a digital version is now included! It's compatible with Google Slides™ and can be completed 100% digitally. That means no making copies and less prep for you!

How Does a Digital Classroom Transformation Work?

First, invite your students into a video call on whatever learning platform your school district uses. Set the scene and tell your class online what themed day they will be completing.

Then, assign your students the Google Slides™ activities that come with this digital classroom transformation. Each digital room transformation is interactive and has movable pieces for students to enjoy playing with. Every activity can be modified for what works best in your virtual classroom. A digital cover page, digital recording sheet, 10 digital challenges, and a digital certificate are included in the Google Slides file.

Finally, as a digital reward, students are invited to play the self-checking game that shows them fun facts about the holiday season. It's engaging, interactive, and a great way to motivate students throughout the digital room transformation while completing distance learning.

Let's Break Down What Comes in the Digital Version:

Instructions for the Teacher

Instructions How to Assign in Google Classroom Individually or in Teams

10 Google Slides Challenges

Digital Answer Key for Teacher or Self-Checking

Digital Self-Checking Reward Game

Videos Explaining Best Practice /How To Set It Up

Digital Tips and Tricks

What Do You Need to Do to Access Digitally?

-The digital version was created with Google Slides™.

-This means you will need a Google email to make a copy for your Google Drive.

-You can assign these games by assigning them in Google Classroom or send them via email to students.

Choose which version works best for your classroom -- print, digital, or a combination of both!

These classroom transformations can be used for elementary children as a worksheet alternative, printables, in math stations, math tasks, occupations tasks, life skills games, in special education settings, for homeschool, practice with vocational skills, virtual field trip alternatives, community based instruction CBI, college and career readiness, job skills, life experience, breakout room alternative, center rotations, vocation practice, math centers, as enrichment or remediation, pretend play, for students with special needs, project based learning, dramatic play, PBL math, in small groups, as test prep, as worksheets, escape room alternatives, homework practice (take what you don’t finish home for homework), community helper themed days, digital theme days, end of year themed days, classroom transformation kits, printables, and so much more! The math activities are made to be flexible so you can use them however you’d like in your classroom. Challenges are aligned to Common Core and TEKS.

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Looking for more 3rd Grade Math Classroom Transformations that relate to real-world mathematics? Check out the whole series here!

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Understand that shapes in different categories (e.g., rhombuses, rectangles, and others) may share attributes (e.g., having four sides), and that the shared attributes can define a larger category (e.g., quadrilaterals). Recognize rhombuses, rectangles, and squares as examples of quadrilaterals, and draw examples of quadrilaterals that do not belong to any of these subcategories.
Identify arithmetic patterns (including patterns in the addition table or multiplication table), and explain them using properties of operations. For example, observe that 4 times a number is always even, and explain why 4 times a number can be decomposed into two equal addends.
Fluently multiply and divide within 100, using strategies such as the relationship between multiplication and division (e.g., knowing that 8 × 5 = 40, one knows 40 ÷ 5 = 8) or properties of operations. By the end of Grade 3, know from memory all products of two one-digit numbers.
Understand division as an unknown-factor problem. For example, find 32 ÷ 8 by finding the number that makes 32 when multiplied by 8.
Determine the unknown whole number in a multiplication or division equation relating three whole numbers. For example, determine the unknown number that makes the equation true in each of the equations 8 × ? = 48, 5 = __ ÷ 3, 6 × 6 = ?.

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