Christmas Cookie Sorting Activity for Beginning & Ending Sounds

Young students get soooo excited about the holidays so I like to harness some of that energy for learning activities. If an activity has a fun Christmas theme, they are in! As you may already know, I love using sorting activities in the classroom. Young students have a natural instinct to make sense of the […]

Christmas Cards with Student Photos for Distance Learning or the Classroom

Christmas card student photo as Rudolph

With so many of us going back to full virtual learning for the holidays, I needed to create a way for students to make Christmas cards for their parents while distance learning. This has always been a tradition and I did not want the current learning situation to disrupt it. I had created digital cards […]

Christmas Cards from Students to Parents

candy cane poem and thumbprint Christmas card for parents

Here are two of my favorite Christmas cards for students to create for their parents.  They both use students’ fingerprints making them treasured keepsakes for the parents. Candy Cane Christmas Card & Poem Materials: construction paper candy cane poem printable red and white paint small red bows (optional) Copy the candy cane poem onto construction […]

Fun Christmas Classroom Games

Christmas classroom game

These are some of my favorite classroom games that can be played during your classroom Christmas party or anytime prior to Christmas break. Christmas Roll & Cover This is a fun game that students love playing that reviews number skills. It can be easily differentiated to review counting or addition skills by changing the numbers […]

Christmas Science Experiments & STEM Challenges

Christmas science experiments

Keeping young students’ attention the weeks/days preceding Christmas can be a challenge which is why I like to incorporate engaging, hands-on science activities that grab students’ interest and keep them focused on learning. In this post I am sharing my favorite Christmas science experiments and activities. They are easy to set up and require simple […]

How to Turn a Coloring Page into a Stained Glass Window Decoration

stained glass window coloring page

My favorite classroom window decorations (especially during the holiday season) are student-made stained glass windows.  They are so colorful and add a touch of elegance to the windows.  They are so simple to create!  Simply print out some coloring pages that have a lot of detail and/or resemble stained glass.  I downloaded these free online […]

Christmas Tree CVC Words

Christmas Tree CVC I needed a fun, interactive, and meaningful way to practice CVC words during the holiday season because as we all know students are excited and have limited focus around the Christmas season.  I came up with Christmas Tree CVC.  With Christmas Tree CVC you receive 3 different types of activities for practicing […]

Nativity Crafts & Narrated Nativity Story

baby Jesus Christmas ornament

I love teaching in a Christian school and being able to teach my students about the real meaning of Christmas.  Here are a few of my favorite crafts and digital activities. Baby Jesus Christmas Ornament Materials: paper plates construction paper stapler ribbon or yarn hole punch printed bible verse (optional) Fold the bottom of the […]