December is quickly approaching! So, teachers are busy trying to find activities that will help keep their classes engaged and focused on learning. However, this is hard to do! There is so much to look forward to as the days get closer to Christmas! Thankfully, there are five Christmas activities to try in your classroom! All the suggestions are fun, hands-on, and festive while incorporating essential learning.
Planning during the busy Christmas season is difficult! Thankfully, this is a fantastic way for students to study Christmas around the world! There are 13 literacy activities and a step–by–step art project for each of the 9 countries represented.
As students travel the world, they will celebrate different cultural celebrations through engaging activities. The vast amount of activities also means teachers can choose who receives which activities, making differentiation easy.
Students love to draw! So, the directed drawing activities are the perfect way to combine following directions with writing skills. Best of all, students will have so much fun in the classroom!
There are multiple pictures to pick from, including a reindeer, a Christmas tree, a polar bear, a penguin, and Santa. This ensures there is a picture for students who may not celebrate holidays. Each picture includes independent, directed drawing steps embedded onto the page to save time and stay organized.
After drawing, students can work on their writing skills by talking about their pictures. There are 10 differentiated templates to ensure that all students, regardless of ability, can participate at the same time.
Students will love sharing their projects with classmates!
Since students are so excited during December, having five Christmas activities to try in your classroom will be essential!
Students will travel to Germany, England, Sweden, Canada, Mexico, Australia, India Diwali, and China. As they embark on each journey, they will learn about food, fun facts, and Christmas traditions. They will even learn about the Chinese New Year!
Each flip book only uses one piece of paper, so there is no complicated prep work. Students will love going on each journey.
Students need to work on their writing skills every month! Thankfully, the Secret Sentences Bundle includes 14 seasonal packs that help students create, read, write, and self-edit complete, simple sentences. Students will begin by identifying the first letter sound of small picture icons to decode a secret sentence. Then, they will write each letter to decode words in a simple sentence. After they decode and edit, they can even draw a matching picture and read the sentence to a peer. Students will love building sentences with these holiday-themed activities!
Be sure to click below to see the Christmas Seasonal Sentences Pack!
For many students, December is their favorite month of the year! There is so much to look forward to! Thankfully, these five Christmas activities to try in your classroom will help students focus and keep learning through all their excitement.
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