Keeping students engaged can show to be a bit more difficult as the year progresses. The middle of winter can be hard on everyone in the classroom. Making sure that your classroom is bright and engaging is super important for proper child development and education. Giving your students the tools they need for all subjects, especially math can be life-changing to their understanding of different concepts. We have provided 20 different winter math activities including fun winter math crafts, a digital version activity, and plenty of printable activities.
1. Snowman Number Match
The snowman number match is perfect for a math center or work at home. Whether the kids are out on a snow day, distance-learning, or running around the different math centers in the classroom, this engaging winter activity will be loved.
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2. Subtracting Snowflakes
3. Marshmallow Math
4. Button Counting
Button counting might become one of your student's favorite winter activities. This snowman math craft can be easily created with cotton pads and buttons. It will also mesh into your math centers or stations. Your students will have so much fun adding buttons to their adorable snowmen.
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5. Snowglobe Number Practice
Snow globe letter and number practice are hands down one of the best ways to incorporate a little winter theme into your classroom. The best part is that once this DIY snow globe craft is laminated it can be used for years to come.
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6. Winterized Bingo
7. Coordinate Plane Mystery
Teachers in middle school constantly rave about Mystery Pictures. Some teachers use them as extra work and some as assignments to practice coordinate planes. Whatever your preference is, this Mystery Picture will become an easy practice building your student's decoding skills.
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8. Snowman Squeeze
In this fun game of comparison, students will try to guess their partner's location on the number line. Printable activities like this will help build student skills when locating and understanding less than and greater than on the number line.
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9. Winter Counting Activity
10. Gingerbread House Slope Activity
Slope-themed ideas never seem to be super exciting to students, especially in the world of distance learning. This activity for winter includes finding slopes as well as designing a beautiful Christmas masterpiece.
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11. Rounding to the Nearest Ten Winter Fun
Rounding to the nearest is a concept that students often totally understand or are totally lost. It can be hard to teach and assess student understanding. With the digital version of this fun snowflake activity, students will love learning about rounding!
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12. Muffin Tin Counting
Keeping an engaged classroom during math centers is often difficult in the younger grades. Giving activities to students that can easily be completed collaboratively or independently is super important. This creative hands-on snowflake sorting activity are perfect for just that.
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13. Find the Missing Number
Number patterns become extremely important to elementary students as they get older. Missing numbers activities for kids can actually be used across a few different grades. It can be a struggle for younger learners and then should get easier as they get older. Make it fun by setting a timer.
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14. Igloo Addition Puzzle
Fun winter activity ideas like this addition igloo puzzle will have students engaged and maybe even a bit puzzled. There are a few different pictures that can be made also including different operations. These can be set up at stations, letting students work on them collaboratively.
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15. Winter Cubing Activity
Students absolutely love when they get to have active hands throughout math class. Give them an activity like this to keep their hands busy and building! They'll love the colors and making the different shapes. These come in a printable version and can be easily laminated and used over and over.
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16. Roll & Cover Winter Style
Snowman worksheets can be a bit overwhelming to students. Making sure to provide them with activities that require a bit of hands-on action is very important for their well-being. The roll and cover game can be used at any time of the year.
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17. Winter Math Read Aloud
18. Winter Math Fitness
Winter can make your students a bit stir crazy with indoor recess and no fresh air. Help combat this at the beginning of math class with a warm-up activity like this winter math fitness video. Students will get excited to be up and moving around during, before, or after math class.
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19. Winter Patterns
The concept of patterning is foundational knowledge that your students need to understand. This video is a perfect whole class digital winter math activity. Your students will love playing along. This also comes with the convenience of a distance activity that students can do at home.
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20. Multiplication Flashcards
Instead of having a pile of picture cards holding your student's multiplication facts, try this online video that has a countdown timer. Turn it into a game or just have it ready to go during some downtime throughout the day.
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