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Math and Literacy Center Activities-First Grade Christmas December

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First grade centers to keep your students engaged and learning during center time while you’re instructing your small groups in math and ELA. These literacy centers and math centers are perfect for your Christmas lesson plans!


This bundle of fun Winter, Christmas, and snowman center rotations provide first grade students with an opportunity to practice math skills and literacy skills through independent work.


There are 2 versions of each center activity. The center cards can be printed with color ink or there is a black ink-only option, as well. There are a variety of activities to meet the needs of your students throughout the school year.




Bright Beginning Blends – Students practice beginning l, r, & s blends. 

Elf Endings – Students say the words and listen for the ending sounds. 

Twinkling Vowel Teams– A great activity for a pocket chart center! Students sort pictures by the vowel team (ai, ee, oa)

Santa’s Magic Sounds– Students say the word and think about how it is spelled. Students will color in the correct spelling of each word. 

Mrs. Claus’ Compound Words– Students match two words together to make a compound word. 

Sentences for December– There are 4 weeks worth of sentence work! Students read the sentence and identify the correct picture. Then, they practice writing the sentence on their response sheet.

Reindeer Rhymes – Students match the rhyming words. 

Santa’s Syllables – Students determine the number of syllables in each picture.



Adding Base 10 – Students count and add the base ten blocks

Counting On – Starting from a given number, students count on using the Christmas-themed objects.

Greater or Less Than – Students use symbols to compare numbers.

Christmas Toy Addition – Students count the pictures to create and solve addition equations within 20.

12 Days of Christmas Subtraction – A fun Christmas center to practice subtraction within 20.

It’s Time for Cookies – Students practice telling and writing time in hours and half-hours.

Tally Marks – Students count the tally marks on cards and write the number.

Fact Families – Students are given 3 numbers and they write the four facts to make a fact family.



These predictable first grade centers are ideal for any classroom because the activities do not have to be retaught month-after-month. The students can apply their new knowledge to the same activities, with different themes each month. 

Each first grade center has a recording sheet that can be used for tracking student progress during these independent activities.

These are purposely predictable 1st grade math and literacy center activities and they are EASY PREP! Plus, each activity is standards aligned. 


Included in each month of first grade learning centers:

  • 8 first grade literacy centers (colored & black and white versions)
  • 8 first grade math centers (colored & black and white versions)
  • Recording sheet for each activity
  • Each center has 9-12 task cards for extra practice 
  • “I Can” cards to help build student independence


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What teachers are saying…

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “This has been one of the BEST purchases for me on TPT! I love the activities, the I Can statements, the standards each activity addresses and the recording sheets to show the students are working on mastery and what extra help they need!  I highly recommend purchasing this product because it will make your Stations more productive and aligned with the standards.” – Daniela S. 

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “As a first year teacher, I appreciated how quick and easy to prep it is. I also liked being able to find quickly the lessons I needed to reinforce my teaching points.” – Julie D.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “Once you prep the pieces they are so easy to grab for a quick literacy or math center. I love that a lot of the activities stay the same but change to match themes. Once you have modeled an activity the students will know what to do because the process is the same. This is such a great resource and is totally worth the money.” – Katie C.


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