Here comes Santa Claus! Use this fun math activity to help fill in Santa’s beard and create this very festive Santa Claus craft in our newest CRAFTIVITY! Combining academics, such as literacy and math, along with a craft allows your child to use both sides of their brain at the same time. Your preschooler will love rolling the die and then covering up each circle with a cotton ball.
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Step 1 The first part of this activity is parent centered- you will need to draw out the santa face pieces to glue together. Don’t overthink it. Draw an outline for the hat, face, and beard. Your hat will need a red piece and then a white ball for the end and a white strip along the edge that meets the face. Your face piece is just an ovall. All the pieces are laid out below.
Step 2 Once everything has been drawn and cut out, glue it together. You can do this or your child can do this- it’s totally up to you. Don’t forget to give Santa a face!
Step 3 On Santa’s beard, you are going to draw circles large enough for the cotton balls to be glued down. You may need to place a few down to make sure they’re close enough together to give Santa a full beard but not too close that your child won’t be able to see the circles once he/she starts gluing down cotton balls.
Step 4 Inside each circle, write a number from 1-6. If your child is in the beginning stages of number recognition, only having 1 or 2 different ways to identify the number is best. The more advanced your child is, the wider variety of ways to represent numbers can be used. Here are a few examples: numerals, tallies, dots, addition or subtraction, etc.
Step 5 Your child will roll the die and then find the matching number on Santa’s beard!
Step 6 When a match has been found, he/she will put glue on the Santa beard and place a cotton ball on top. It is easier to put the glue on the paper versus putting the glue on the cotton ball.
Step 7 When Santa’s beard has been completely filled in, hang up the artwork as a special Christmas decoration!
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