12 Days of Christmas Activities in the Classroom for Primary Grades 1-3

12 Days of Christmas Activities in the Classroom for Primary Grades 1-3
12 Days of Christmas Activities in the Classroom for Primary Grades 1-3
12 Days of Christmas Activities in the Classroom for Primary Grades 1-3
12 Days of Christmas Activities in the Classroom for Primary Grades 1-3
12 Days of Christmas Activities in the Classroom for Primary Grades 1-3
12 Days of Christmas Activities in the Classroom for Primary Grades 1-3
12 Days of Christmas Activities in the Classroom for Primary Grades 1-3
12 Days of Christmas Activities in the Classroom for Primary Grades 1-3
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These 12 Days of Christmas in the Classroom Activities will change up your Christmas Around the World routine. 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 in the Classroom" is also available in a version for grades 4-6

All teachers know the school days between Thanksgiving and the Winter Break are difficult to fill. Students want to be engaged in holiday fun, but teachers want activities to be educational. This year you can do both! With these 12 Days of Christmas Lesson Plans, students will be racing to school, excited for what each new day has to offer.

Here’s what you will find in our 12 Days of Christmas Bundle:

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.

***12 Days of Christmas in the Classroom is also available for grades 4-6.***

Love this idea but need non-holiday, secular themes? Try our 5 Day Countdown to Winter Break for grades 1-3!

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 suggested read-aloud books are not included. Check out your school or local library. Most can also be purchased online or in Scholastic’s book club orders, though you can also choose your own books that go along with the daily themes.

★★We also have our 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.

Or, our non-Holiday 5 Day Countdown to Winter Break for grades 1-3. ★★

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Candy Cane Day

Candy Cane Legend Text and Writing

Candy Cane Graphs and Measurement

Candy Cane Exchange

Literature Read Aloud and Story Map

Candy Cane Predictions

Candy Cane Crafts

Christmas Carol Day

History of Carols Informational Text

Sing Along Songbook

Favorite Carol Writing Prompt

Caroler Craft

A Christmas Carol Book or Movie

Write your Own Carol Writing Prompt

12 Days of Christmas Graphing

Christmas Carol Crossword Puzzle

Christmas Tree Day

Christmas Tree Then and Now Text

Then and Now Writing Page

Literature Read Aloud and Events Story Map

Christmas Tree Story Problems

Math Fact Card Games

Christmas Tree Crafts

Then and Now Color by Number page

Christmas Cookie Day

Literature Read Aloud Story and Graphic Organizer

Mrs. Claus’ Cookie Recipe Writing Activity

Cookie Games and Activities

Cookie Cutter Arts and Crafts: Stamping and Ornaments

Sharing Cookies- Dividing into Equal Groups

Catch the Cookie Word Search

Elf Day

Miniature Elf Food Suggestions

Literature Read Aloud and Story Mountain

Elves and the Shoemaker Reader’s Theater

Elf Writing Prompt

Elf Craftivity

Patterns, Symmetry, Sorting, and Rounding

Gingerbread Day

Literature Read Aloud, Story Map and Compare/Contrast

Opinion Writing Prompt

Create your Own Gingerbread Story and Craftivity

Scavenger Hunt

Roll-a-Gingerbread Man

Symmetry and Guess My Number Place Value

Class Gingerbread-making Project

Kindness Day

Read Aloud and Lessons Learned or Sequencing Graphic Organizers

Brainstorming Acts of Kindness

Acts of Kindness Color Sheet and Certificate

Acts of Kindness Pass-Along Cards

Kind Hands Craft

Kindness Alphabet book

Kindness Subtraction Game and Skill Pages

Polar Express Day

Read Aloud and Sequence of Events

Ordering Numbers or Fractions

Hot Chocolate Recipe Writing

Design Your Ticket

Compare and Contrast Book vs. Movie

Bell Still Rings for Those Who Believe

Reindeer Day

Draw-to-Learn Activity

Literature Read-Aloud and Story Retelling Graphic Organizer

Read Informational Reindeer Text and Note Taking

Write Informational Reindeer Text

Reindeer ABC Order

Addition or Multiplication 4 in a Row

Reindeer Crafts- Cup or Thumbprint Postcard

Santa Claus Day

Santa Claus Around Europe Informational Text & Passport

Santa Claus Sing Along

Read Aloud ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

Santa Claus Character Traits

Dear Santa, Letter Writing

Roll and Color Number Operations Math Game and Practice Pages

Torn-Paper Santa Craft

Snow Day

Snowflakes Facts Research

My Snowflake Report Writing

Snowman Fractions

Paper Snowball Fight

Snowflake Crafts

Literature or Informational Read Aloud and Graphic Organizer

Snowman Glyph

Stocking Day

Literature Read Aloud and Story Map

Telling Time Search the Room

Stocking Acrostic Poem

Stocking Craft and Kind Words Stocking Stuffers

Wants and Needs Graphic Organizer

Wants and Needs Santa Letter

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