Category Archive: Holiday Activities

Dec 01

Christmas Bulletin Board

  I love this time of year. Excitement for season is everywhere. Students begin talking about gifts, special activities, travel plans, and food the day they return from Thanksgiving break. I take advantage of this. We read Christmas themed books, and  I teach language arts using holiday activities. Students write using Christmas prompts which are displayed on …

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Nov 14

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

  Mrs. Armstrong breaks her leg, so Mother is stuck with directing the Christmas pageant. Everything goes wrong when the Herdmans, the worst kids in the history of the world, are the only ones to volunteer for all the main roles. Will Mother be able to pull it all together? Read The Best Christmas Pageant …

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Nov 10

Thanksgiving Activities for Big Kids

  With Thanksgiving just two weeks away, I’m sure you are looking for some activities that both celebrate the season and teach valuable lessons and skills. Check out these free Thanksgiving activities for upper elementary students. Activity #1 ~ Oreo Turkeys Your students will have a blast creating this Thanksgiving turkey from Oreos, candy corn, Hershey Kisses, …

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Jul 14

Christmas in July ~ The Gift of the Magi ~ Part 2

  Comprehension for The Gift of the Magi It’s not too early to plan your Christmas units. The Gift of the Magi is a heartwarming story of a young married couple who sell their most prized possessions to have money to buy gifts for the other. It makes a wonderful mini-unit to teach during the Christmas …

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Jul 07

Christmas in July ~ The Gift of the Magi ~ Part 1

  Vocabulary for The Gift of the Magi It’s not too early to plan your Christmas units. The Gift of the Magi is a heartwarming story of a young married couple who sell their most prized possessions to have money to buy gifts for the other. It makes a wonderful mini-unit to teach during the Christmas …

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Jan 21

Groundhog Day Activities

  Activity #1 [The Story Behind Groundhog Day] Read how Groundhog Day became an American holiday. Activity #2 [Historical Data from NOAA Website] Check out 26 years of analyzed data from the National Centers for Environmental Information to see just how accurate Punxsutawney Phil really is. Activity #3 [Groundhog Cookies] Make these ground hogs with tootsie …

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