The December Math and Literacy Centers are sure to be a hit with your students! The Christmas math and literacy activities are a versatile and engaging way for students to work with a variety of Kindergarten skills and outcomes. Students can complete the activities using printable spinners and cards OR the digital dice. The December centers are easy to prep and provide flexibility with teaching in the classroom or with distance learning.

**December Math and Literacy Centers**

Teachers love having a fun, engaging way to teach and reinforce math and literacy skills. Using spinner and dice activities in the classroom is a ton of fun. The students feel like they are playing a game instead of doing math or literacy ‘work’.

**Benefits of the December Activities and Games in the Classroom**

The December Math and Literacy Centers can be used in a variety of ways providing flexibility for different teaching needs.

- Each math and literacy center includes a colorful mat or the option to use an ink-saving worksheet.
- With 34 centers included in the December Math and Literacy Centers packet, activities can be differentiated for students.
- The math and literacy centers can be used with printable spinners and cards OR digital dice.
- Digital Dice games are versatile as they can be used on desktop computers, laptops, touch pads, and classroom white boards. The file can be sent home for students that are learning remotely.
- The December Math and Literacy Centers have been aligned to essential Kindergarten skills and outcomes.
- The December Centers are fun!

**What’s Included in the December Math and Literacy Centers**

Included in the December Math and Literacy Centers are:

**45 colorful math and literacy mats****45 worksheets****27 virtual dice**

To complete the activities, the only supplies you need are small math manipulatives such as math cubes or pencils, markers, and crayons. If using the printable spinners, you can use a plastic spinner or paperclip and pencil.

Using these digital dice instead of the printable spinners couldn’t be easier! Each digital dice is a PowerPoint presentation. All you need to do is play the slideshow and with the press of a button, click of a mouse, or swipe on a touch pad, the dice will roll on your screen.

**Skills covered by the December Math and Literacy Centers**

The December Math and Literacy Centers theme is Christmas.

Skills and outcomes covered include:

- Numbers 1-5
- Numbers 1-10
- Numbers 1-20
- Number Order
- Number Words
- Tens and Ones
- Tally Marks
- Number Comparison
- Making 10
- Number Bonds for 5 and 10
- Addition
- Subtraction

- Letter Identification
- Consonants and Vowels
- Uppercase and Lowercase Letters
- Letter Writing
- Syllables
- ABC Order
- Pre-Primer Sight Words
- CVC Word Families
- Beginning Sounds
- Middle Sounds
- Spelling CVC Words
- Holiday Vocabulary

## The December Math and Literacy Centers in Action

Let’s take a look at a sample of the Christmas math and literacy activities included in the December Math and Literacy Centers for Kindergarten packet.

## December Math Centers

### December Counting Math Centers

Students will spin a number between 1-10 and cover the picture with matching number of Christmas ornaments or Christmas stockings.

### Ten Frames Math Centers

#### Build a Ten Frame 1-10

Students will spin a number and, using math blocks or other small math manipulatives, count out the matching number of items on the ten frame.

#### Spin and Cover a Ten Frame 1-10

Students spin a number between 1-10 and cover the matching ten frame.

#### Build a Ten Frame 11-20

Students will spin a number between 11-20 and, using math blocks or other small math manipulatives, count out the matching number of items on the ten frame.

#### Spin and Cover a Ten Frame 11-20

Students spin a number between 11-20 and cover the matching ten frame.

### Number Order Math Centers

Students will spin a number and count on by using the number cards or writing the numbers in the boxes. Number order mats for numbers 1-15 and numbers 11-25 are included.

### Number Comparison Math Centers

Students spin two numbers and compare the numbers by counting out the matching number of objects on the ten frames.

### Number Words Math Centers

Students spin a number and cover the matching number word.

### Tally Marks Math Center

Students spin a number and cover the matching number of tally marks.

### Tens and Ones Math Center

Students spin a number and, using base ten blocks, decompose the number into tens and ones.

### Addition and Subtraction Math Centers

#### Addition within 10

Students spin two numbers and add them using the number line.

#### Making 10

Students spin a number and find how many more to make 10.

#### Number Bonds Math Centers

Students find the number bonds for 5 and 10. After spinning the number, students use the five frame and ten frame to count out the number and how many more to make 5 and 10.

#### Subtraction from 5 and 10

Students spin a number and remove the matching amount of math blocks from the five frame and ten frame to find the difference.

### Patterns Center

Students spin a pattern code and build the matching pattern using math blocks.

## December Literacy Centers

### Alphabet Centers

#### Uppercase and Lowercase Letters

Students pick a card and find the matching lowercase letters.

#### ABC Order

Students pick a letter card and, using magnetic letters or a dry-erase marker, show the letters that comes next.

### Consonants and Vowels

Students cover the consonants and vowels using the code on the alphabet strip.

### Beginning Sounds Center

Using magnetic letters, students cover each picture with the letter matching its beginning sound.

### Christmas Syllables

Students pick a picture card, clap the number of syllables, and cover the matching number of syllables.

### CVC Words Literacy Centers

#### Middle Sounds Center

Students spin a vowel and cover the picture with the matching middle sound.

#### Short Vowel Word Families

Students spin a word family rime and cover the picture with the matching sound.

#### Spell and Cover CVC Words

Students roll a dice or spin a number and spell the matching CVC word.

### Sight Words Spell and Cover

Students pick a sight word or roll a word using the digital dice, spell the sight word, and cover it on the sight word mat.

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