Wondering if it’s okay to show a holiday movie to your students today? And tomorrow? And the next day?! Ho ho ho! Weeks in December can drag on simply because students are distracted, and let’s be honest, you are too! There’s just SO. MUCH. HAPPENING. Not to worry, I’ve got you covered!
Download my digital sequencing activity today! You’ll feel good about providing meaningful learning right up to winter break, and your students can practice important math skills. Christmas Theme Find the Missing Number Level 1 Numbers 11 to 20 is designed to help young learners become fluent with sequencing numbers.
Each slide contains three numbers. Students must fill in the missing number in the sequence by clicking and dragging the appropriate number into the empty box. The slideshow includes numbers 1-10 with delightful holiday season images.
Number flexibility is the ability to ‘see’ numbers in various ways. For example, the number 10 is actually 1 ten plus 1 one, or it is 8+2, or it is 10 less than 20. This concept becomes increasingly important as young mind’s learn about numbers by counting, skip counting, grouping, classifying, ordering numbers and more!
As students move on to more advanced math worksheets and concepts like addition, subtraction, fact families, and more, they gain a real sense of order and consistency when it comes to numbers.
Engaging young learners in activities to find the missing number in a sequence encourages number flexibility, or the ability to really see what numbers are made of and that they belong in a specific sequence.
How to Use Find the Missing Number Level 1 Numbers 11-20
Click on the link below. Then, choose which version you want: Google Slides or Seesaw. You can also choose to upgrade to self-checking Boom Digital Task Cards!
When you clink on the appropriate link, it will open in the appropriate app and you’re good to go.
Remember to make a copy of the Google Slides version so it is your very own editable copy. In Slides, just click on the number to highlight the box in blue and drag it when the cursor resembles a plus sign with an arrow on each end.
In Seesaw, use the Text tool (click on the large T) to be able to highlight each number to move it.
Adapt the Activity for Individual Learners
- Warm up sleepy brains with a quick round of practice counting forwards/backwards to ten, or by skip counting.
- Cater to auditory learners by asking the child to start counting the numbers at the top to first name the missing number. Then, direct them to find that number below.
- Provide appropriate scaffolding with number charts or manipulatives as appropriate.
- Challenge students to try starting with the last number and counting backwards to find the missing number.
- Print the slides to practice writing the missing numbers 11-20 in the boxes.
Other Christmas Activities for Kindergarten
Integrate the Christmas season into as many core subjects as possible with your favorite Christmas activities and crafts to keep young learners engaged.
- Language Arts: Turn the lights low, play calming holiday tunes, and gather your class around for your favorite holiday read-alouds.
- Math: Use candy canes (mini or full sized) to measure objects around the classroom.
- Science: Bake cookies! Talk about the mixture and what’s happening as it changes from single ingredients, to dough, to cookies. YUM!
- Add a Christmas craft into your Christmas party to keep students busy and focused.
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