I love winter break and snow days as much as the next person, but those interruptions can mean needing to do lots of reteaching of the content you’ve already taught. This can get a little stressful at a time of the school year that can already be hard for teachers. So I’m all about having some no-prep activities on deck to review math standards in the winter months.
These winter-themed math resources are great to use to practice topics like place value, rounding, multiplication facts, and word problems. Let’s dig into my favorite activities to use with 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders!
Winter Math Worksheets
I learned quickly in my first year of teaching how helpful it is to keep reviewing first- and second-quarter content so you aren’t scrambling to reteach at spring testing time.
And that’s why I created this wintry standards-based review packet for teachers who need grab-and-go worksheets to practice place value, number sense, operations, word problems, elapsed time, and patterns.
All of the content supports the 4th grade Virginia Math SOLs with a fun winter theme, including whole numbers, decimals, and fractions!
These worksheets are perfect to use for morning work and math stations to keep skills fresh long after you’ve finished teaching those units.
Winter-themed Boom Cards
You know how much I love Boom cards. When kids start getting the winter doldrums, these self-checking digital task cards are engaging every time! You can find Boom cards for every math standard out there. While students complete them, not only do they practice math skills, but they get TEI skills practice, too.
Winter Multistep Word Problems Task Cards
If you’re new to task cards, there’s lots of ways to use them. You can create a whole-class review game or simply print and cut for an engaging math station. I’ve always loved keeping task cards on a ring to use when I find myself with 5 extra minutes!
Not only are students practicing how to read and solve a word problem with multiple steps, but they also practice adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing, too!
Snowball Math Review
Here’s one of my ultimate favorite low-prep winter activities for any subject – snowball review! Just write or print questions on white paper, cut apart, and ball them up. Students toss the “snowballs.” When they catch one or pick one up off the floor, they have to answer the question aloud before throwing it again.
Super high engagement, pretty easy to prep, and a great way to bring some “snow” fun into your classroom!
Free Winter Multiplication Facts Game
Finally, I have to include some multiplication facts practice with my free winter-themed roll and cover game. Students can play this quick game with a partner during math centers or if they finish an activity early.
Just because it’s cold and bare outside doesn’t mean your math activities have to be dry! I hope you found some fun ideas for engaging winter-themed math activities that will help students practice important skills you’ve taught earlier in the year. Have more ideas for math review in the winter months? Share them in the comments!