Last year I created a set of turkey numbers that could be used to play Thanksgiving counting games and adding the numbers 0-10. This year I have made two different sets of Christmas themed numbers. Along with the numbers each set has Christmas themed counters that can be for the Christmas counting games. Today I am going to share the peppermint numbers with you. Later this week I will be sharing gingerbread themed numbers and candy counters.
The peppermint numbers come with counting holly leaves. If you think you need something little bit easier for your children to pick up, you could cut out holly leaves out of thick felt.
Below you will find some Christmas counting games you can play with your children. I am sure you will come up with a number of counting game of your own.
You can have your children put the the candy themed numbers in order. You can decide if you want your children to start counting a 0 or 1. We tend to start counting at one at my house.
Sorting By Even and Odd
Children can place the even numbered peppermint numbers in one row and the odd numbers in another. Your children may want to add holly leaves to each of their numbers. It will help them to see that the even numbers have leaves that can be paired together. Odd numbers will have one leaf that doesn’t have partner.
This counting and adding game has children place the correct number of holly leaves on the two numbers being added. Children can pick up the leaves from the two numbers and place them on number that is the sum.
More math activities can be found on my Early Learning Math Pinterest board.