12 Days of Christmas Activities in the Classroom Grades 4-6

12 Days of Christmas Activities in the Classroom Grades 4-6
12 Days of Christmas Activities in the Classroom Grades 4-6
12 Days of Christmas Activities in the Classroom Grades 4-6
12 Days of Christmas Activities in the Classroom Grades 4-6
12 Days of Christmas Activities in the Classroom Grades 4-6
12 Days of Christmas Activities in the Classroom Grades 4-6
12 Days of Christmas Activities in the Classroom Grades 4-6
12 Days of Christmas Activities in the Classroom Grades 4-6
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These 12 Days of Christmas Activities will change up your Christmas Around the World routine. This bundle is FULL of winter-themed craftivities, reading, writing, and math. Impress your principal, parents, and even yourself as students engage in both fun and learning right up until the last bell rings before the holiday break! Make the most of those 12 days and give yourself a break from the planning and prep work. We’ve got you covered!

***12 Days of Christmas is also available for grades 1-3.***

★★Updated Oct. 2017 to include differentiated math pages and reading/writing response graphic organizers!★★

These 12 Days of Christmas in the Classroom themed lesson plans were designed specifically with fourth, fifth and sixth grade students in mind. Your upper elementary kids will be racing to school, excited for what each new day has to offer. All teachers know the days between Thanksgiving and the Winter Break are difficult to fill. 4th, 5th, and 6th graders want to be engaged in holiday fun, but teachers want activities to be educational. This year you can do both!

Here’s what you will find in our 12 Days of Christmas Bundle for 4th-6th:
Candy Cane Day
Christmas Carol Day
Christmas Tree Day
Christmas Cookie Day
Elf Day
Gingerbread Day
Kindness Day
Polar Express Day
Reindeer Day
Santa Claus Day
Snow Day
Stocking Day

Each day’s lesson plan includes:
- a reading and writing activity with differentiated pages
- a math activity with differentiated pages
- a variety of other fun and educational suggestions that match the theme

To prepare for the 12 Days of Christmas you will need some type of container to store each day’s materials. We purchased 12 gift bags from our local dollar store. They were 2 for $1. You can staple or glue the daily labels onto the bags.

The read-aloud books are not included. Most titles can be purchased online or in Scholastic’s book club orders, or check out your school or local library. These books are just suggestions. You can also choose your own books that go along with the daily theme.

We also have a 10 Days Until Summer Survival Kit which is similar to this pack. Kits are available for grades grades 1-2, grades 3-4 and grades 5-6.***

Candy Cane Day
Candy Cane Legends Text and Opinion Writing
How Candy Canes are Made Video and Instructional Guide Writing Activity
Math: Candy Cane Measurement and Conversions
Candy Cane Exchange
Candy Cane Craft

Christmas Carol Day
History of Carols Informational Text and Text Dependent Questions
Caroler Craft and Opinion Writing Prompt
Math: 12 Days of Christmas Performance Tasks
Math: 12 Days of Christmas Graphing Activity
A Christmas Carol Book or Movie
Sing Along Songbook

Christmas Tree Day
Christmas Tree Then and Now Text and Text Dependent Questions
Then and Now Informational Writing Card
Recommend Book List Read Aloud
Christmas Tree Events Story Map
Math: Christmas Tree Math Facts Game of War
Christmas Tree Craft

Christmas Cookie Day
Holiday Cookies Around the World Text and Graphic Organizer
Holiday Cookie Informational Writing Prompt
Mrs. Claus’ Cookie Recipe Writing Activity
Math: Cookie Baker Performance Tasks
Cookie Games & Activities
Cookie Exchange
Cookie Cutter Craft

Elf Day
Read Aloud Elf Book and Story Map
Elves and the Shoemaker Reader’s Theater
Elf Narrative Writing Prompt
Math: Elf Rounding
Miniature Elf Food Tasting
Elf Name Creator

Gingerbread Day
Read Aloud, Story Elements and Compare & Contrast Graphic Organizers
Alternate Story Version Writing Page
Math: Guess My Number Place Value
Create a Gingerbread Edible Craft
Roll-a-Gingerbread Activity

Kindness Day
Read Aloud, Story Theme and Story Sequence Graphic Organizers
Acts of Kindness Web and Kindness Challenge
Math: Acts of Kindness Subtraction Game
Acts of Kindness Pass-Along Cards
Kind Hands Craft

Polar Express Day
Polar Express Read Aloud and Character Traits Comparison
Hot Chocolate Recipe Writing
Compare and Contrast Book vs. Movie
Math- Money Story Problems
Design Your Ticket Craft

Reindeer Day
Reindeer- Drawing to Learn Activity
Read Aloud and Story Board Summary Graphic Organizer
Reindeer Informational Text, Note-taking, and Informational Writing
Reindeer Labeled Diagram
Math: 4 in a Row

Santa Claus Day
Santa Claus Around the World Informational Text & Passport
‘Twas the Night Before Christmas Read Aloud
Santa Claus Character Traits Graphic Organizer
Santa Opinion Writing
Math: Roll and Color, Number Operations
Santa Claus Charades and Sing Along

Snow Day
Snowflakes Informational Text and Writing
Read Aloud and Response to Text Graphic Organizer
Math- Snowman Fractions
Paper Snowball Fight
Making Snowflakes Craft

Stocking Day
Read Aloud and Literature Elements Graphic Organizer
Needs and Wants Writing Activity
Stocking Acrostic Poem
Math: Elapsed Time
Stocking Craft and Stocking Stuffers

You asked for us to create a 12 Days of Christmas Pack for upper grades and we listened! We hope you and your students enjoy 12 full days of themed activities!
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