Christmas Challenges

Four free Christmas-themed maths problem-solving tasks to get children in KS1 & KS2 thinking deeply and enjoying a festive challenge.

In task 1A and 1B, children think systematically to find all possible ways to dress the Elves. Task 2 is another 'how many combinations' task: children complete a Christmas questionnaire, then they work out how many ways the questionnaire can be answered. Task 3 is a number puzzle where children work out who are the busiest and the greediest of Santa's Elves!

The Christmas Challenges are a free gift to say a heartfelt thank you to the wonderful teaching community! You are a special group of people.

Merry Christmas,


Christmas KS1
Christmas LKS2
Christmas UKS2