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Christmas Dice Game Free Printable

Add this Christmas dice game to your Christmas activities for preschoolers and kindergarten kids. It’s super low-prep. You just need to print it and then you’re ready to play!

In addition to being fun, the printable Christmas game has multiple learning opportunities woven into it. Fine motor and math skills are abundant, as well as interpersonal and communication skills.

You can incorporate the Christmas number game into your small group lessons, as well as your center time plans. And, of course, you can make adjustments to the game play so as to best meet the needs of your students.

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After you read through my prepping and playing tips, be sure to request your copy of the math game printable at the bottom of this post!

Christmas Dice Game

Do your students love playing games that involve dice? Throughout my years of teaching preschool and kindergarten, the bulk of my students LOVED any kind of dice game we played.

preschooler holding a die in their hand over christmas dice game printable

Printable dice games, games made from toys and manipulatives . . . as long as dice were involved, they were so engaged! If that describes your students, too, then this simple game is likely to be a hit.

How to Prep the Christmas Math Game Printable

As I mentioned above, there really isn’t much you have to do when prepping the Christmas dice game. The first thing you need to do is gather your materials. That’s probably what will take you the longest when it comes to prepping.

Here are some suggestions for supplies (I may get commissions for purchases made through links in this post):

christmas dice game printable ready to be used

Once you have the materials you want to use, it’s prep time:

  • Request the Christmas dice game from the bottom of this post.
  • Then save it to your computer.
  • Print as many copies as you’d like.
  • Finally, laminate the game printables or place them in dry erase pockets.

And now we’re ready to play!

How to Play the Christmas Dice Game

I like to create different types of dice games for the kids. When it comes to printable versions, it’s fun to shake up the formatting a little bit. So that’s what I did this time around. Which explains why everything’s in a row.

To play the game, each player:

  • Rolls a die
  • Covers an image underneath the corresponding die on the game page

And the game continues until all of the images under all of the dice are covered up! It’s a very simple game, so the rules aren’t too difficult for young children to follow.

child adding tree manipulative to printable christmas dice game

Please keep in mind that this game can be played in pairs, teams, or even individually. I like starting the Christmas dice game off during small group time first. That way I can teach the children how to play and assist them as needed.

Once the kids understand how to use the game, I place it in the math center for independent practice.

preschooler playing christmas dice game

Please keep in mind that you can make adjustments to how you use the game! Don’t feel like you have to do things exactly the same way I do.

A Few Other Ways to Use the Printable Math Game

And that’s a great segue into additional ways to use the Christmas dice game! It might be simple, but that doesn’t mean you can’t adapt it to your own needs.

Here are some ideas for tweaking the math game printable:

  • Have the kids play in pairs. Give each child a specific set (or color) of manipulatives to use. Let them play. Whoever has the most at the end of the game is the winner.
  • Sometimes, all spots under a number will be filled while the game is still going. Have the kids stack manipulatives on top of each other as this happens. See which numbers end up with the tallest towers.
  • Place a sticker on top of the die images on the printable. Write the numerals that correspond to the dice, 1 to 6. Then have the came continue as usual.
  • Place a sticker on top of the dice on the printable. Write the numbers 7 to 12 on the stickers. Give the children two dice to use as they play.
  • Instead of having to cover up every single image under the dice on the printable, change it so just 2 or 3 need to be covered up if you want a faster game.
child placing manipulative on printable christmas dice game

There are definitely more ways to change things up with the Christmas math game! If you have additional suggestions, be sure to leave them in the comments below.

What Skills are Kids Practicing When Playing the Christmas Dice Game?

Along with all the fun of using dice, the kids are definitely practicing early learning skills as they play. Here are some of the concepts they touch on:

  • Subitizing
  • Counting
  • Taking turns
  • Fine motor skills
  • Early addition
  • Number identification
  • Visual discrimination

Depending on any changes you make to the game play, there might be even more concepts to add to that list. Needless to say, there’s a lot of learning going on!

Don’t forget to request a copy of the Christmas dice game at the bottom of this post!

More Christmas Math Activities for Kids

If your kids are really into math this Christmas, I have some ideas for you:

I think those all pair well with the Christmas dice game!

Christmas Tree Roll and Color Games

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Get the Free Christmas Dice Game Printable

The printable Christmas game is available to members of Fun-A-Day’s free email community. If you’re a member, fill out the form below and the download links will be sent to your inbox. If you’re not a member, you can join us by entering your information in the form. Then you’ll receive the printable as a welcome gift!

Be sure to check out my printing FAQ page if you run into any issues.

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Rizwan Ahmed
Rizwan Ahmed
AuditStudent.com, founded by Rizwan Ahmed, is an educational platform dedicated to empowering students and professionals in the all fields of life. Discover comprehensive resources and expert guidance to excel in the dynamic education industry.


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