Well, we've made it to December. Cue the lights, don the ugliest sweater you can find, and take a load off on the couch with a cup of cocoa and a bad made-for-tv movie. You deserve it.
We know this holiday season will look a little different this year, so we put together some fun end-of-the-year activities that will help you and your kids stay safe and engaged with math during the break.
Whether you're participating in our Winter Break Challenge, using one of our many free coloring sheets, or interacting with a STEAM activity from ourWinter STEAM Activity and Christmas STEAM Activity Pinterest boards, students have tons of options to keep learning while enjoying the holidays at home.
Join the ST Math Winter Break Challenge
Students using ST Math at home during winter break can join in the Winter Break Challenge. This challenge asks students to mark their progress and track their minutes every time they use ST Math.
We offer varioustracking resources on our website, or you can download the free usage calendar below. The ST Math Usage Calendar is an excellent tool for students to visualize their accomplishments and take ownership of their learning journey. We encourage students to share their goals with family at the beginning of the break and work together on a plan to achieve them.
We have a new coloring sheet to kick off the winter season! We've left one gingerbread cookie blank so you can color it in as yourself or someone you admire. After your masterpiece is finished, fill in the writing prompt with your very own holiday word problem. Here's an example to help get you started:
Celebrate with JiJi and Paco! On the coloring sheet below, share something you're proud of or reveal a goal you've worked really hard to achieve this year. Or, tell us what your goal is in math for the new year. This coloring sheet and writing prompt will help warm up the holidays, even on the chilliest days!
With your help, ST Math is reaching more students than ever. We are so thankful to our partners, donors, and ST Math champions for being a critical part of MIND's mission. Thank you for helping us to ensure that all students are mathematically equipped to solve the world's most challenging problems.
Here's one more fun, free gift from JiJi, Paco, and all your friends at MIND. Enjoy our annual digital holiday card, which can be downloaded as a wallpaper for your phone or desktop by clicking the image below.
About the Author
Parker Erickson is MIND’s Content and Community Specialist. As a digital storyteller, Parker is passionate about building strong communities through technology and social media. Off the clock, you can find him buried in the latest issue of The New Yorker or experiencing different cultures through food.