Winter Math Activity & Craft - Build a Gingerbread House


Printable and Digital Christmas and Winter Math Activity

This winter and Christmas math activity lets students shop for parts to decorate their own gingerbread house! Students will practice counting coins, solving word problems, addition and subtraction, and working within a budget - AND they'll barely know they're doing all of that math because this is such an engaging activity! This includes a printable and digital version in Google Slides, perfect for Christmas distance learning!


Teacher Tips and Instructions for teaching this pack

Counting coin task cards: use as an informal assessment to place students for the rest of the project

Candy Shop: students help out other kids in the store while shopping for their gingerbread house. The included recording sheet includes thought-provoking questions that will have students counting coins, adding/subtracting money, and problem solving.

Gingerbread House shopping: Differentiated AND editable sheets are offered (you can set your own prices!). Students will shop for their gingerbread house on a budget (given by the teacher) and add/subtract money accordingly. Extension suggestions are included for this activity!

Build a Gingerbread House: After students have done the math to shop for their gingerbread house, they have fun putting it all together!