You know that week in December when you’re constantly called down to the auditorium for concert rehearsals, some of your students are away sick, some have left for vacation early and you have to keep a classroom full of excited kids busy? Christmas is fun and all, but it’s so hard to keep kids interested in learning and it’s a challenging time to introduce new concepts with all those interruptions. What’s a teacher to do?
We’ve got your back. We designed this group of Christmas activities for students to keep them engaged in learning, but busy and having fun. It contains word puzzles, alphabetizing activities and writing prompts that are sure to keep them busy in between all the activities taking place in your school. They are designed to be short and sweet or as long and involved as you wish. We have a free version that contains some activities from the Christmas version and some from the Winter version for you to try out to see if they’re right for you. Our students love the logic puzzlers and we’ve included instructions on how to get them going.
We also have another set of activities that are Winter Themed. None of the activities are duplicated, so you can use both sets simultaneously without worrying kids are repeating activities.
During the last few weeks of school before the break, we met with our reading buddies in grade two and completed the “New Twelve Days of Christmas” together. Students loved collaborating and we had great fun singing our student written versions by posting the pictures on our projector under the document camera.
We continually create and add more activities to both of these products, so be sure to check back for updates!
What are some of your favourite things to do during that busy week? Leave us your thoughts in the comments below.