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.
Digital activities to go along with four different Christmas themed picture books. You can use these in Google Slides or SeeSaw (preloaded links included). Purchase just one or grab the bundle for extra savings! And NOW this comes with print versions of the activities!!
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.
Use this EDITABLE self-checking Google slides game to review author’s purpose with your students. The questions are all multiple choice. Since it is self-checking, you can send this game out virtually through Google Classroom or other LMS. If students are doing the game at home, you could play it during a Zoom or live lesson. Then as students work through each question you can discuss the answers with them. You can also play it as a whole-group in the classroom or library.
Use this EDITABLE self-checking Google slides game to review various ELA skills with your students. Topics include: figurative language, context clues, story elements, synonyms and antonyms and genres.
Use these print and digital activities to teach your primary students about Christmas traditions in the United States and around the world. This product has now been updated to include the print mini books as well as digital versions for both Google Slides and SeeSaw (preloaded links included).
Your students will love learning about five different winter holidays celebrated around the world with these digital and interactive activities. Comes in Google Slides and pre-loaded SeeSaw links. Audio is included. Perfect to use when teaching about Christmas Around the World and other December units. A print version is now avaliable as well.
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.
This is a bundle of my four gingerbread themed picture book choice boards. Use these activities in Google Slides or SeeSaw. A preloaded SeeSaw link to each choice board is included! This is a bundle of four picture book digital choice boards. Each digital choice board provides six different engaging and interactive activities to go along with the book. This has been updated to include print versions of the activities!
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