I love Christmas activities! Here’s a collection of cute activities and links to Christmas freebies. :)
1. Christmas Grinch
I found this activity for free on Teachers Pay Teachers and absolutely loved it. I printed it out on coloured paper and my students added some cotton wool for the hat.
Minions have got to be one of my favourite animated characters! I found this wonderful minion template on Teachers Pay Teachers (paid). I decided to use the same hat template from the grinch template and cotton wool to turn the minions into Christmas minions. The children had lots of fun making these and the finished minions looked adorable!
3. Penguin Writing Craftivity
This is an activity I made and the children in my class loved it. They made some very cute Christmas penguins and wrote some wonderful narratives about “Penguin’s Christmas”. I included some graphic organisers to help children write their story.
4. Free Christmas Worksheets
I made a collection of free literacy and numeracy worksheets. I find extra Christmas worksheets never go astray. I’ve included both Australian and American spelling versions of all the worksheets.
5. Free Christmas Writing Paper and Story Prompts
I made a set of free writing paper and story prompts in a range of themes such as a snowman, reindeer and gingerbread man. The writing paper comes in different styles to suit various grade levels. If a student comes up with their own idea for a story then I’m happy for them to do that too. I like having story prompts ready to go mainly for those students who get a bit stuck for ideas.
6. Christmas Number Peg Cards (0-20)
I absolutely love owls, perhaps a teacher thing – my sister tells me an owl is the symbol of a teacher. Anyway, I fell in love with this adorable Christmas owl clipart – they have little Christmas beanies and boots (so cute!)- and so I decided to make some Christmas themed peg cards for the numbers zero to twenty. With these cards children can do two activities:
1. Look at the number on the left and place a peg on the matching number word on the right.
2. Count the number of objects on the left and place a peg on the number counted (digit) on the right.
These number peg cards are available here from my store. :)
Happy Holidays :)!
Um…eight months in advance, but still catching up on last years blogs! :)