Christmas Multiplication City Art and The Night Before Christmas

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I'm sure you have seen the adorable cities that are floating around the World Wide Web!  A city made of paper and lots of colorful shapes, designed to represent a multiplication array.

I love the idea of using a little something creative to help kids learn, practice and reinforce math concepts.

If you are looking for a fun way to have a little creative time in the class and do some learning, how about a Christmas scene using arrays? 

Let your students demonstrate their creative skills and decorate your class at the same time.

While your students are working hard on this project, I suggest reading them "The Night Before Christmas."

Have your little elves hide a few details from the story in their city, maybe a mouse, a reindeer, sugarplums, strands of lights, or St. Nick himself!

Once the city is complete, have each student fill out the FREE Printable provided with a favorite portion of the story. Next, attach each story to the bottom of their masterpieces. 

Is your class learning a particular set of times tables? Have students represent a few of those facts in their masterpiece.

For example 3 x 2 = 6. Students could draw 2 rows of 3 windows to represent this multiplication fact.


Look at some of these other examples:

From Deep Space Sparkle

From Owl Teach


And last, but certainly not least Elementary AMC

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!