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12 Days of Christmas in the Classroom Grades 1-3

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***12 Days of Christmas is also available 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
a math activity
a variety of other fun and educational suggestions that match the theme.

Impress your principal, parents, and even yourself as students engage in both fun and learning right up until the last bell rings before Winter Break!

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. Check out your local library. Most can be purchased online or in Scholastic’s book club orders. These books are just suggestions. You can also choose your own books that go along with the daily theme.

"12 Days of Christmas in the Classroom" is also available in a version for grades 4-6

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Candy Cane Day
Candy Cane Legend Text and Writing
Candy Cane Graphs and Measurement
Candy Cane Exchange
Read Aloud and Story Map
Candy Cane Coloring and Candy Cane Bead Craft

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

Christmas Tree Day
Christmas Tree Then and Now Text
Then and Now Writing Page
Recommend Book List
Christmas Tree Events Story Map
Christmas Tree Story Problems, Multiplication or Division Card Games
Christmas Tree Craft

Christmas Cookie Day
Christmas Cookie Read Aloud Story and Graphic Organizer
Mrs. Claus’ Cookie Recipe Writing Activity
Cookie Games and Activities
Cookie Art: Cookie Cutter Stamping
Math: Sharing Cookies- Dividing into Equal Groups

Elf Day
Miniature Elf Food
Read Aloud Elf Book and Story Map
Elves and the Shoemaker Reader’s Theater
Elf Writing Prompt
Math: Patterns, Symmetry, Sorting, and Rounding

Gingerbread Day
Read Aloud, Story Map and Compare/Contrast
Scavenger Hunt and Writing Page
Math: Roll-a-Gingerbread Man, Symmetry, and Guess My Number
Book Activities, Story Map, Compare/Contrast

Kindness Day
Read Aloud and Lessons Learned or Sequencing response to reading
Brainstorming Acts of Kindness
Acts of Kindness Color Sheet and Certificate
Acts of Kindness Pass-Along Cards
Kindness Alphabet
Kindness Subtraction Game

Polar Express Day
Sequence of Events
Math- Ordering Numbers or Fractions
Hot Chocolate Recipes Writing
Design Your Ticket
Compare and Contrast Book vs. Movie
Bell Still Rings for Those Who Believe

Reindeer Day
Story Retelling Graphic Organizer
Read informational text about Reindeer, Take Notes, Write Informational Text
Reindeer ABC Order
Reindeer Math: Addition or Multiplication 4 in a Row

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

Snow Day
Snowflakes Facts Research
My Snowflake Report
Math- Fractions
Paper Snowball Fight
Making Snowflakes
Read Aloud and Somebody, Wanted, But, So, Then Writing

Stocking Day
Read Aloud and Story Map
Telling Time Search the Room
Stocking Acrostic Poem
Stocking Craft
Kind Words Stocking Stuffer

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