Christmas is hands down our favorite time of year!
We love the festivities of Christmas, the fun traditions, the cool weather (here in Arizona), and most of all, that almost tangible feeling of Christmas cheer.
It’s no wonder that with our extreme love of Christmas, we take every opportunity possible to make all of our activities revolve around this holiday.
That’s why we created these printable Christmas pattern block mats for kids to play with.
They’re great for introducing kids to math skills and concepts like patterning, symmetry, fractions and so much more!
Read on below to grab these Christmas tangrams for your kids and be sure to look through all of our pattern block mats for kids.
Christmas Pattern Block Mats
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One of my favorite things about these pattern block mats is how easy they are to use.
There’s just a tiny bit of prep time (which mainly includes laminating) and then you’re ready to use these over and over again, year after year!
- Pattern blocks
- White cardstock
- Christmas Pattern Block Mats
- Laminator (optional, but recommended if you plan to reuse them)
- Laminating pouches (optional, but recommended if you plan to reuse them)
Once you’ve printed the pattern block mats out, all you need to do is laminate them, grab the pattern blocks and you’re all ready for some wintery math fun!
Looking for some more fun Christmas activities to keep the kids busy? We’ve got you covered with this Christmas printables bundle! There are color by numbers, pattern block mats, do a dot printables, letters from Santa and so much more. No more hours of screen time – these activities will keep them engaged and happy!
If your kids are young and become frustrated with the blocks sliding around, another reader suggested using velcro on the backs of the blocks and on the shapes on the puzzle block mats.
These printables are so cheery and Christmasy, they’ll be perfect for classroom or home use.
Christmas Unit For Kids
Keep the festive learning going by creating a Christmas unit for kids that goes with these pattern block mats. Read on below for our favorite ideas.
One of the first things we start with whenever we’re introducing a new theme is books! Reading aloud to your kids can help them develop a love of reading, improve their vocabulary, and increase their focus.
Below are some of the top Christmas books to read to your kids!
Dasher: This wonderfully illustrated Christmas book for kids gives you the back story on one of Santa’s favorite reindeer, Dasher! Girls will especially love to read this since Dasher is a girl.
Construction Site On Christmas Night: Fans of the fun characters of the construction site books have to add this Christmas-themed story to their collection. See how the trucks get ready for Christmas!
How To Catch An Elf: Kids everywhere love the silliness of this Christmas story. The rhymes and the illustrations will draw the kids in as well. This is a Christmas book kids will want to read every year!
If you’ve looked around our site, you know we love crafting! And Christmas is one of the best time to do crafts! Check out some of our favorite Christmas crafts for kids:
Reindeer Tissue Paper Craft – This tissue paper craft is the perfect activity for kids to make for the holidays. It’s a great way to practice fine motor skills, and it’s also super fun. The best part about this craft is that it’s really easy to make. All you need is some tissue paper, scissors, and glue.
Grinch Gingerbread Man Craft – The Grinch is a creature who stole Christmas, or at least that’s what he tried to. But somewhere along the way, the Grinch became a beloved character who just needed a little love. And what better way to show some love than by making this cute Grinch gingerbread man craft for kids? This Grinch is made out of paper, so he’s easy to make and fun to decorate.
Handprint Santa Craft – This handprint Santa Claus craft is the perfect activity for kids to do this Christmas. It’s easy, mess-free, and lots of fun. Just break out the paper and let them go to town. Their little handprints will magically turn into Santa’s fluffy white beard.
Reindeer Headband Craft – This headband craft is perfect for kids to make from paper or color in. It’s easy to follow the instructions, and the end result is a super cute headband that your child can wear all holiday season. The best part? You can probably find all of the materials you need around the house.
Kids Christmas Activities
Help your kids work on their handwriting and scissor skills with these free printable gingerbread man worksheets. These are the perfect Christmas activity to keep little hands busy!
We know kids love playing with dice so we’ve got the perfect Christmas game for them. This roll a Santa game is a festive activity that’s great to keep around the house during this holiday season! This fun and simple game can also help develop their fine motor skills as well as turn-taking abilities. Give it a try today!
Santa is coming to town and kids are excited! Here are some free printable Santa coloring pages that will keep your kids busy and help with creativity and fine motor skills this holiday season. Merry Christmas!
These Christmas do a dot printables are a fun way to work on counting, letter recognition, and patterns. The dot markers also help with fine motor skills. These Christmas do-a-dot printables will keep your little ones busy before the holiday season hits!