# Christmas Word Problem Worksheets

## Samples for Second and Third Grade

Word problems can be perceived as the dreaded bane of your students' existence, or they can be a walk in the park. The amount of practice your students have working with word problems affects their confidence level in this area.

Design Christmas word problem worksheets that are suitable for second and third-grade students. The sample questions adhere to math standards for those grades. Most of these word problems focus on number sense.

Here's some simple math for you. If word problems are applied in real-world scenarios that children enjoy, the likelihood increases that they will find the problems easy to solve.

### Easy Christmas Math Word Problems

In terms of fun word problem scenarios, you can incorporate Christmas themes into the problems. Most children enjoy the Christmas season, even those who don't celebrate the holiday. Images of jolly snowmen and Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer delight children during this time. Now, pair Christmas-based situations with math word problems to delight young students.

Students at a very young age need to practice solving problems when the unknown value is at the beginning, the middle, and the end of the word problem. Using this strategy will help children become better problem-solvers and critical thinkers.

Before you assign word problems to your students, make sure that you vary the types of questions. The variety will help create good thinking habits among your students.

For second grade worksheets, you will note that addition and subtraction problems are the most appropriate. One strategy to help students in the younger grades to think critically is to consider changing where the unknown value is.

For instance, look at the following question:

"For Christmas, you got 12 candy canes in your stocking and 7 from the tree. How many candy canes do you have?"

Now, look at this transposition of a word problem:

"You wrapped 17 presents and your brother wrapped 8 presents. How many more presents did you wrap?"