Gingerbread Count and Cover Free Printable Mats

Add this gingerbread count and cover math activity to your preschool or kindergarten math centers for a hands-on way to practice counting this Christmas!

Gingerbread count and cover math activity for Christmas math centers in preschool and kindergarten.

Gingerbread Count and Cover Mats

Are you looking for a hands-on, differentiated way for your students to learn counting, number recognition and number sense? These gingerbread count and cover mats are perfect for you!

They require no-prep other than printing and slipping into write and wipe pockets or laminating. No cutting involved.

I even made them in color AND black and white so that those of you who can’t print in color will still be able to use them.

They would be a great addition to your holiday lesson plans.

Christmas gingerbread man counting activity for kindergarten and preschool math centers and math stations.

Differentiated Math Ideas

Even better, they are differentiated for the different needs of your students. Some students can work on numbers 1-5, others can work on 1-10, and your more advanced group can use the 11-20 mats.

There are mats with numbers, ten frames, and twenty frames so you can differentiate even further by using the different types of mats.

Gingerbread man Christmas math activity for preschool and kindergarten.

Students can also work with a buddy or on their own while using these fun count and cover mats.

Add in fine motor work by having students use kid-safe plastic tweezers to move the mini erasers to the spaces on the mats.

A fun gingerbread man counting activity for preschoolers and kindergarteners to do this holiday season.

Setting Up the Count and Cover Mats

Supplies Needed:

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  • The gingerbread count and cover mats (button to download is at the bottom of this post)
  • Mini erasers or another small manipulative
  • Write and wipe pockets or laminator

Simply print the mats and slip them into a write and wipe pockets. You can also laminate them instead.

Christmas counting math with a gingerbread man theme.

Using the Gingerbread Count and Cover Mats with Your Students

Students will look at a space on the mat and then count out the same number of mini erasers to that space on the mat.

This will continue until they fill all of the spaces on the mat.

Gingerbread man math activity for Christmas centers.

These gingerbread count and cover mats are perfect for morning work tubs, math centers, or math rotations this Christmas season. They could even work well for small group instruction.

I hope your kids enjoy them!

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