Get ready…Christmas will be here before you know it! And I can’t wait. Christmas is my favorite holiday. I love decorating, listening to Christmas carols, watching Christmas movies and finding the perfect gift for everyone on my list.
What else do I love about the holiday? Watching the joy and excitement on my students’ faces as they count down the days to Santa’s arrival. However, as every educator knows this is one of the most exhausting times of the school year! Keeping our students engaged and focused can be a challenge in the weeks leading up to Christmas.
If you are already stressing about coming up with lesson plans for the month of December, you have come to the right place! I have 12 days of Christmas lesson plans and activities to help you get through those crazy weeks before holiday break. No matter what grade you teach you are sure to find something on this list to help you.
Book companion pack for the book A Bad Kitty’s Christmas by Nick Bruel. Includes reading comprehension activities, graphic organizers, alphabetical order center and a writing activity.
This digital breakout is for second and third graders. Students will learn about Christmas holiday traditions from around the world as they complete this paperless, digital breakout activity!
This digital breakout is for fourth and fifth graders. Students will learn about Christmas holiday traditions from around the world as they complete this paperless, digital breakout activity!
This print breakout is for fourth and fifth graders. Students will learn about Christmas holiday traditions from around the world as they work to complete challenges and discover the secret lock codes.
Students will learn about holiday traditions from 8 different countries. Countries covered: Sweden, England, Iceland, France, Australia, Germany, Mexico and Italy. Includes differentiated reading passages, text dependent questions, printable booklet and 18 pages of writing prompts, graphic organizers and printables.
Set of 28 author’s purpose task cards with a Christmas theme. Students read a short paragraph and then decide if it was written to persuade, inform or entertain.
Set of 24 Christmas themed ELA task cards. Students will read a short passage and then answer a question about what they read. The questions focus on figurative language, inferences, context clues and main idea.
Set of 24 task cards to help students identify the difference between facts and opinions.
Book companion pack for the book Gingerbread Pirates by Kristin Kladstrup. Includes reading comprehension activities, graphic organizers, compound words literacy center and a create your own gingerbread pirate activity.
Set of Christmas themed library no-prep printables. Can be used with grades K-5. Topics covered: ABC order, Dewey Decimal System, graphic organizers, writing, facts and opinions, figurative language, how to use a glossary and genres.
Teach your students facts about reindeer (or caribou) with this nonfiction activity pack. Includes task cards, graphic organizers, writing prompts and worksheets and comprehension activities.
Book companion pack for the book Snowmen at Christmas by Caralyn Buehner. Includes reading comprehension activities, graphic organizers, writing prompts and many more printables for kindergarten and first grade students.
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