Gingerbread men seem to signal that Christmas is coming. They’re not fully Christmas but definitely part of the holiday season. They seem almost like a precursor to the holidays. First Thanksgiving, then Gingerbread men, then Christmas and Hanukkah.
I honestly do not like Gingerbread at all to eat, but the smell is incredible.
Cassie and I just couldn’t stand not doing a whole bunch of themed printables in a row, ha! When we finished the 31 Days in October we both agreed that it was kind of fun (although 31 days in a row is exhausting!!). So we are back with 2 weeks of Christmas (minus Sundays, so 12 Days of Christmas). As per usual, the people on the mailing list will receive the best and most up to date information on printables! Annnnd extra freebies.
I have been receiving a lot of requests for subtraction materials, which is kind of awesome because that is a focus for us right now as well!
How to Set Up the Christmas Subtraction Puzzle
These are meant to be no prep puzzles, so you don’t need to do anything! What makes these different from other puzzles I’ve made? The pieces are already scrambled! The kids can cut out the puzzle pieces themselves and it doesn’t ruin the activity.
As my kids are getting older and more capable, I’m trying to do more no-prep work for them. I need to be able to print something and hand it over. There are just some times they need distractions!
Each puzzle pieces has a small number on it, which is the difference (on these puzzles, at least!)
The puzzle board has the equations on it. Just solve the problems…
match the pieces and glue down!
And you’ve completed the puzzle!! It’s self-correcting too because if the pieces were in the wrong spot, they wouldn’t make a picture!
Don’t forget to come back all this week and next for more Christmas printables! One full week of math then another full week of language arts!