Counting Christmas Story Time with Printable Math Cards

I have a kid lit confession to make… When #thebigone was little, we never had a Karen Katz book. A little shocking, I know, since she’s so popular! Now that #thelittleone has come along, we’ve added a few of her books to our home library. I grabbed Counting Christmas recently, and my two year old loves it! Read on for a peek inside the book, and check out the simple math activity the book inspired!

Are your kids busy counting down the days until Christmas?! Take advantage of the excitement to get a little early math practice in! Grab my free printable holiday clip cards and enjoy a story time inspired by Karen Katz's 'Counting Christmas'! #beyondthebook #storytime #readaloud #KarenKatz #CountingChristmas #earlylearning #earlymath #preschoolathome #freeprintables
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READING COUNTING CHRISTMAS

The text in Counting Christmas is simple and straightforward. It is essentially a countdown book, working from 10 to 1. Each number has iconic holiday items associated with it. The simplicity of the text allows parents and kids to truly focus on the math presented. There’s constant opportunities for counting together. Counting Christmas makes working on a crucial fundamental skill like counting 1-10 fun and festive for young learners.

Counting Christmas Story Time- Book Counting Christmas Story Time- Book

The images within the book are bright and cheerful in classic Katz style. The graphic patterns throughout are eye catching. All of the sweet faces on the families throughout the book are heart warming. There are countless opportunities for working on holiday vocabulary during the reading. Parents can encourage kids to pick out the green gifts, find the teddy bear, etc.

Counting Christmas Story Time- Book Counting Christmas Story Time- Book

COUNTING CHRISTMAS MATH

#thelittleone is quickly approaching 2 1/2 years old. He’s been working on counting a bit- although honestly, he mainly just sings a random string of numbers at us! I created this super simple math activity to pair with Counting Christmas. I’m hoping once we’ve worked on it a few times together, he’ll be a bit more on track with his counting skills.

Counting Christmas Story Time- Printable Math Clip Cards

  1. Print out your copies of the Christmas counting cards I created. (Scroll to the end of the post to grab yours!)
  2. Cut out each card.
  3. Laminating the cards is optional, but recommended if you plan to play with them more than once.
  4. Grab some clothespins.
  5. Sit with your child and encourage them to count the items on each card. Clip a clothespin onto the correct number after counting.
    1. Initially, your child may need a lot of help to accomplish these tasks. After practice and more math play in other settings, you’ll notice their counting skills blossoming!

Counting Christmas Story Time- Printable Math Clip Cards Counting Christmas Story Time- Printable Math Clip Cards

>>> Grab your Christmas counting cards here! Page 1 / Page 2 <<<

>>> Love the idea of clip cards for math skills? I’ve got a fun pirate set as well! <<<

Are your kids busy counting down the days until Christmas?! Take advantage of the excitement to get a little early math practice in! Grab my free printable holiday clip cards and enjoy a story time inspired by Karen Katz's 'Counting Christmas'! #beyondthebook #storytime #readaloud #KarenKatz #CountingChristmas #earlylearning #earlymath #preschoolathome #freeprintables

Do you like to incorporate the holidays into your children’s learning at home? Let me know how you do it in the comments below!

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2 Comments

  • Tara

    how fun! colorful and great for learning in a fun way!

    • Kate

      Thanks so much Tara!

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