Choose one of these Christmas countdown activities, or give your students a choice. These craftivities are wonderful fine motor practice. Scissor "snipping" helps strengthen children's finger muscles. They'll enjoy counting down to Christmas day as they "trim" the tree or Santa's beard.
This packet includes a variety of quick, easy and interesting ways for your kiddos to countdown to Christmas. Counting down is a great way to help your students practice counting backwards, as well as visually be able to "see" the passage of time, which is a rather abstract concept for young children.
This Christmas alphabet booklet, is an interesting and fun way to have students countdown to Christmas. Starting December 1st, have them complete one letter. Since there are only 25 days 'til Christmas, remind students to complete letters Y and Z on the last day.
Doing countdown activities, help little ones wrap their heads around the concept of time. They're also a quick, easy and fun way to practice numbers, as well as counting backwards. The packet also includes a traceable calendar page for December, with a blank template if you want students to write in their own numbers.
Sliders are a quick, easy and fun way to whole group assess a variety of standards. I've included 5 different Thanksgiving-themed slider patterns, with slider strips for: upper and lowercase letters, numbers to 30, skip counting by 2's, 3's, 5's, & 10's, as well as counting backwards from 10-0 and 20-0, along with a shape slider too.