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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