Magic reveal Christmas pixel art is a super neat way to incorporate math and technology into a fun learning activity!
We are super fans of the magic reveal pixel art that we’ve seen around the web and decided to have a go at making our own!
I like to think I’m something of a Microsoft Excel guru since I basically got through college making pivot tables for everything I needed to analyze! Why not work with conditional formatting, since it’s something I could absolutely teach my almost teen to do!
She’ll be writing a post on conditional formatting and how it relates to coding concepts pretty soon!
A few years ago, we made these awesome Christmas pixel pictures that are a great way to introduce image representation on computers as well as work on number and color recognition.
What is Pixel Art?
Computers break pictures down into tiny blocks of color known as pixels.
A pixel is a unit of a digital image, typically a tiny square that has a single color. Pixel is short for picture element.
Pixels are organized in a grid and each block contains a single color. When you combine the pixels, they create pictures.
The more pixels there are, the higher the resolution the picture has. High-resolution pictures are more detailed and appear smoother than low-resolution pictures.
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What is Magic Reveal Pixel Art?
This activity uses technology to check math drills and reveal a pixel picture if the math problems are answered correctly. This is a fantastic way to pair math + technology + art for a fun seasonal learning activity!
All of these activities are free to download. You can grab each activity by clicking the button in each section. Each link will bring you to a page that allows you to copy the Google Sheets version of the activity.
For classroom use, you can just use the same link and your students will be brought to the same page where they can download a copy of the activity.
Single Digit Addition
This magic reveal Christmas pixel art is great for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade Addition & Subtraction
This magic reveal Christmas pixel art is for kindergarten and first grade students or students who are comfortable working with some two digit numbers.
2nd and 3rd Grade Addition & Subtraction
This magic reveal Christmas pixel art features addition and subtraction using two digit numbers and is designed for students in second or third grade.
Three Digit Addition & Subtraction – No Regrouping
This magic reveal Christmas pixel art includes three digit addition and subtraction problems with no regrouping.
This magic reveal Christmas pixel art is designed to be a quick multiplication drill completed in about a minute.
This magic reveal Christmas pixel art is designed to be a quick division drill worksheet completed in about a minute.
Draw Your Own Pixel Pictures
The third sheet includes a free pixel drawing grid. To color the blocks, use the columns that match the color in the key at the top of the grid. For example, A = red and J = purple.
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PIN THIS MAGIC PIXEL ART MATH & TECH ACTIVITY
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Hey there, I’m Toni! I’m a software engineer and Maker Mom that finds my joy in unleashing my children’s curiosity by exploring STEAM concepts with my fantastic five!
When I’m not chasing toddlers or raising tweens, you can find me tearing things up and putting them back together over here at Our Family Code.
I am the owner and content creator of multiple educational websites designed to increase access to STEAM & STEM education with a focus on teaching computer science and coding to kids of all ages!
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