Christmas season is upon us, which means shopping for kids, preparing delicious treats for them and arranging games to keep them occupied.

My fondest memories of Christmas are obviously exchanging presents with friends and family. The second favorite thing is to play Christmas games with my nieces and nephews. Our play time ranged from physical games such as dumb charades, ginger bread house decoration andÂ  printable Christmas games that we, kids would create with our mothers and aunts. I would like to share few of those printable Christmas math games that we used to play.

## Printable Christmas Addition game – Build it up!

### Go ahead and watch the game:

Age range: Kindergarten and up

Learning:

• Comparison of numbers up to 9
• Number Recognition for numbers up to 9
• Vocabulary
• Largest
• Smallest

Number of Players:2-4

You will need:

• 10 face (0-9) Dice. If you do not have you can also use normal 6 face dice
• Pen
• Score card

### How to play this Christmas math game:

Who wins: The one who wins maximum individual rounds.

Let’s go!

• Each player writes down her name on the score card.
• The youngest player starts the game by rolling the dice.
• Let’s say she rolls a 7, she will write 7 below her name in the score card.
• The next player rolls the dice and she then writes that number below her name in the score card.
• Round one gets over once everyone gets a chance to roll the dice.
• Circle the highest number out of all the numbers rolled in the first round.
• Play 10 rounds in the similar manner.
• The one who wins the maximum rounds (gets maximum circles under her name) wins the game.
• Make sure to write down the winner’s name in the winner section of the score card.
• Well done.

Variation:

• Instead of circling the highest number, you can decide to circle the lowest number.
• You may begin the game with the oldest member in the group.

For more practice:

## Printable Christmas number game – Combine The Three

### Go ahead and watch the game:

Age range: 1st grade and up

Learning:

• Creating 3- digit largest number
• Creating 3- digit smallest number
• Vocabulary
• Largest
• Smallest

Number of Players: 4

You will need:

• Cards (0-9) 2 to 4 sets
• Pen
• Score card

### How to play this Christmas math game:

Who wins:Â The one who wins the most individual rounds.

Let’s go!

• All the players write down their names on the score card by themselves.
• One of the players distributes 3 cards to all the players.
• Now each player needs to create the smallest number out of the digits on their cards. Make sure you do not help each other in making these numbers.
• Each player writes down the number formed against her name on the score card one after the other.
• Then one of the players circles the smallest number formed.
• Play in the similar way for 10 more times.
• The winner is the one who wins the most individual rounds.
• Do not forget to write the winner’s name in the winner section of the score card.

Variation:

• Instead of making the smallest number out of the cards, form the largest number.
• Instead of distributing 3 cards, distribute 4 or 5 for higher grade kids.

For more practice

## Printable Christmas roman number game – Find The Twin

### Go ahead and watch the game:

Age range: 3rd grade and up

Â Learning:

• Roman numbers recognition up toÂ  XX
• Number recognition up to 20

Number of Players:Â 4

You will need:

• Deck of number cards
• Deck of roman number cards

### How to play this Christmas math game:

Who wins: The one who makes the most pairs by the end of the game.

Let’s go:

• The oldest player shuffles both the decks and spread them over a surface facing downwards.
• The youngest one takes the first turn to open one card and checks if there is any other card with same value available.
• If yes, make a pair and pick another card. Yes, she gets another chance.
• Once she canâ€™t make pair, she passes the turn to another player. Make sure to keep the cards open.
• Keep playing until all the cards are open.
• Once all the cards are open, count the number of pairs you have made.
• The one who makes the most pairs by the end of the game wins.

Variation: If a player gets two consecutive pairs, there is no additional chance and the turn goes to the next player.

For more practice

## Printable Christmas place value game – Place my face

### Go ahead and watch the game:

Age range: 2nd grade and up

Learning:

• Place and face values of numbers with hundreds place
• Number recognition up to 999

Number of Players:Â 2 – 4

You will need:

• Card with number (1 – 9)
• Card with numbers (10 – 90)
• Card with numbers (100 – 900)
• Tickets with six 3-digit numbers
• Pen

### How to play this Christmas math game:

Who wins: The person who circles all the numbers on her ticket the fastest.

Let’s go!

• The youngest player distributes one Christmas number ticket to each player.
• The oldest one takes the chance first andÂ  pulls out a card from the deck.
• Show the card to everyone and place it on the table.
• Each player circles the number in her ticket if the face value of the number is the same as the card that has been pulled out. (For example: if the card pulled out has 90 on it, the player needs to circle the number that has 9 on the tens place.)
• Keep pulling out cards one after another and repeat the process. Keep in mind to give chance to all the players to pull out a card.
• The person who circles all the numbers off her ticket the fastest wins.

For more practice

## Printable Christmas multiplication game – Operation Successful

### Go ahead and watch the game:

Age range: 1st grade and up

Learning: Multiplication of one digit numbers

Number of players: 2 – 4

You will need:

• Cards with table 2 to 5 without answers (example: 2*4)
• Tickets with 6 numbers that come in tables of 2 to 5 (example: 20,15)
• Pen

### How to play this Christmas math game:

Who wins: The one who circles all the six numbers the fastest.

Let’s go!

• The youngest player distributes a Christmas ticket and one pen each to all the players.
• Player one shuffles all the cards properly and pick out one card randomly.
• All the players perform the operation that is on the card and circle the answer.
• Make sure not to say the answer out loud and do calculations silently.
• Repeat the process until someone circles all the numbers on their Christmas ticket.
• The one who circles all the numbers the fastest wins.

For more practice

### Go ahead and watch the game:

Age range: 1st grade and up

Learning:

• Numbers recognition
• Addition of two numbers up to 9 with carry
• Addition of two numbers up to 9 without carry

Â Number of Players: 2-4

You will need:

• 2 ten- face dices (0-9), if you do not have this, use 2 six – face (1-6) dices
• Pen
• Score card

### How to play this Christmas math game:

Who wins: The one who gets the highest score.

Let’s go:

• Players write down their names on the score card. Each player must write their name on their own.
• The youngest player rolls both the dices and add the numbers.
• If her answer is correct, she will write that below her name in the score card.
• If the answer is incorrect, write 0 below her name in the score card.
• The player with the greater number circles.
• The same process is repeated for few more times.
• Play for 10 rounds.
• Each player counts the number of circles in their column and write in total score.
• The one who gets the highest score wins.

For more practice

## Printable Christmas sequence game – What comes next!

Learning:

• Numbers recognition up to 10
• Sequencing of first 10 numbers

Number of players: 4

You will need: 2-4 suites of cards (1-10)

### How to play this Christmas math game:

• The oldest player picks out the cards with â€œ2â€ on it from both suites and place them next to each other.
• Another player shuffles the rest of the cards and place them facing downwards.
• The first player picks up one card, if the card fits in the sequence (for example: 3 or 1), place it after 2.
• If not, put the card aside, facing upwards. No worries, you can get it in another try.
• Each player follows the same unless all the cards either get placed in the sequence or are kept aside.
• Once, all the cards are used from the main pile of cards, shuffle the other pile, keep them facing downwards and start playing with them in the same manner.
• Hey! and there you have your sequence.

Variation: Instead of starting the game with 2, you can start it with some other number.

For more practice

## Printable Christmas fraction game – Fraction Rolls

Learning:

• Simplifying fractions
• Adding two fractions to make 1

Number of players: 2-4

You will need:

• Fraction Roll game board
• Fraction Cards
• Place maker

### How to play this Christmas math game:

Who wins:Â The player to reach the finish point first.

Let’s go!

• The player who celebrated her birthday most recently becomes the first player.
• Take out the Fractions Roll game board and spread it.
• The oldest players shuffles the stack of Fraction Cards and keep them facing downwards beside the game board.
• The 1st player begins the game by picking up the top card from the stack of Fractions Card and placing it face up next to the stack.
• Letâ€™s say she picks up a fraction card with 1/4 on it.
• Now, she will find the first fraction on the board which when added to 1/4 makes it equal to 1.
• So here she needs to find the first 3/4 or a fraction which when reduced to its simplest form equals 3/4.
• On the board, 9/12 is the first fraction which is equivalent to 3/4. Therefore she will move her place marker to 9/12.
• Next, the second player will follow the same steps of picking the top Fraction Card; finding the first fraction (or equivalent fraction) onÂ the game board to make 1, and placing her place marker on that fraction.
• This process is repeated until one of the players reaches the finish point first.

### 3 Special Cards

Move ahead 2 steps â€“ If a player picks this card, she will move ahead 2Â steps without doing any addition.

Move back 3 steps â€“ If a player picks this card, she will move back 3 steps without doing any addition. In case the player is still at theÂ start position, she will not make any move.

Miss your turn â€“Â If a player picks this card, she will stay put at her current place.

For more practice

These printable math games are so interactive and these are definitely my go to activities on a lazy Sunday afternoon or Holiday nights withÂ  family and friends.

Keeping in mind the importance of practice, there is a high range of free Christmas theme math work sheetsÂ  that work on bringing the right spirit of Christmas to math and learning.

I picked out some games from LogicRoots for my niece to place it in her stocking. They have an extensive scale of interactive board games to give children a variety of mediums to learn math: Math Board Games

So, Gear up, take out your printable, sheets, pens and start making memories with your friends and family.

Happy Christmas.

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