Teaching Winter Holidays Around the World

Math, Winter Holidays

December is here and while Christmas might be front and center, we always like to make sure we include winter holidays from around the world to represent our diverse classrooms! That is why we created these Winter Holidays Around the World Crafts!

What are they?

These math crafts include 6 different interactive math art activities. Each activity is colorful and interactive so your students can practice their math skills while also learning about winter holidays. These crafts are perfect extension activities to add to your Holidays Around the World Unit!

What’s included in the Winter Holidays Around the World Crafts?

Las Posadas: Poinsettia Base Ten

Your students will love creating these colorful poinsettia flowers while practicing different ways to represent a number!

Christmas: Candy Cane Place Value

This craft is so easy to prep! Your students will work on their place value skills as they build candy canes.

Chinese New Year: Lantern Addition and Subtraction

Chinese New Year is always a hit in our classroom! Students love learning about it! This fun math craft is a great extension activity that lets students practice their addition and subtraction skills.

Hanukkah: Menorah Addition and Subtraction

If your class loves cutting and pasting, then this craft is sure to be a hit! Your students will build a menorah by putting together addition and subtraction problems.

Kwanzaa: Unity Cup Fraction Sorting

Fractions are always a skills that needs to be reviewed over and over again! This Kwanzaa craft is the perfect way to practice representing fractions in different ways!

St. Lucia: Wreath Fractions

If your students are struggling to match written fractions with fractions of shapes, then this craft is a must! Students will build a St. Lucia Wreath by matching the correct fractions together.

Finished crafts from the Holiday Around the World Unit
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How to use the Winter Holidays Around the World Crafts?

These crafts are perfect to use as a whole class activity or during math centers. After your students complete them, they make the perfect winter holiday hallway or bulletin board display! Your students will love seeing their work displayed on the walls!

Have FUN this winter and incorporate these interactive Winter Holidays Around the World Crafts covering 6 different holidays!  You can’t go wrong with these easy-to-prep activities!

Are you looking for more winter teaching ideas? Read more here:

Winter Math Crafts for First Grade

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