CHRISTMAS/HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES - Seven PowerPoint Presentations with Activities

CHRISTMAS/HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES - Seven PowerPoint Presentations with Activities
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A Bundle of Christmas PowerPoints

Engage students with these beautiful holiday PowerPoint presentations.

Each presentation features vibrant and engaging graphics.

Each presentation includes questions or activities to encourage student interaction.

Each presents text in large clear font.

The first, “Jack Frost,” PowerPoint Presentation

• This PowerPoint (Microsoft Office 2010) features the poem "Jack Frost"

• by Gabriel Setoun.


• There is a stanza on each slide and a question for students.

• Questions pertain to

---rhyme
---content
---context clues to determine meaning

• There is also discussion of
---myth
---personification

• Students are shown several slides of frosted windows and asked to identify shapes

• Other enrichment questions are included

• 17 slides

“Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus,” PowerPoint Presentation

• This presentation introduces students to the classic 1897 editorial from the New York Sun, "Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus."

• Among 38 slides, I've divided the article, history including the identity of Virginia, and the legacy of the event, and post-reading tasks.


• Activities include

-----10 reading comprehension questions,
-----10 critical thinking questions requiring interpretation and analysis, and discussion of
the relevance of the concepts in the letter today,
-----a vocabulary chart listing 6 words to define using context clues and prompting
original sentence writing using those words
-----acrostic (SANTA) where students list values attributed to Santa

World Traditions Celebrating the New Year, PowerPoint Presentation

• This presentation consists of 26 slides and over 80 vibrant graphics.

• There is a slide for each of the following countries or locations:
---China
---Denmark
---France
---Germany
---Hawaii
---Ireland
---Israel
---Italy
---Japan
---Netherlands
---Norway
---Philippines
---Poland
---Portugal
---Russia
---Spain
---Sweden
---Turkey

• There are 6 slides devoted to traditions and celebrations in the US.
• Each slide discusses
--event,
--activity, or
--tradition for that particular location and includes several relevant graphics.

• Each slide has "Happy New Year!" in that country's language.

• A great resource for global education and an interesting look at other culture

Winter Holiday Traditions PowerPoint Presentation

With information gleaned from National Geographics Kids website, I created a presentation to introduce students to various winter holidays and traditions.

• Included are:

---Chinese New Year
---Christmas
---Hanukkah
---Kwanzaa
---New Years Day
---Three Kings Day, and
---Winter Solstice

• There is a slide describing each holiday followed by two or three slides of graphics depicting the celebration traditions.

• Total number of slides, 24

• There is a total of 56 vibrant graphics

• Also included is a poem by Susan Cooper about Winter Solstice

“Twas the Night Before Christmas” PowerPoint Presentation

• You can't go wrong with a classic Christmas poem!

• There are 30 slides dividing the poem into couplets.

• Each slide has graphics and a question or information related to the stanza.

• There are poetry questions that address rhyme, tone, homophones, and similes.

• Some slides direct students to use context clues and say "Merry Christmas" in Spanish, French, or German.

• Other slides discuss traditions such as St Nick, reindeer, stockings, and food.

• There's a final slide that features animals dressed as Santa titled, Everybody Loves Santa! Really cute photos!

“The Little Match Girl,” PowerPoint Presentation

• This PowerPoint displays Hans Christian Andersen's short story, "The Little Match Girl" paragraph by paragraph with relevant graphics.

• Font is clear so that students can read along on the screen.

• Blue background and white lettering

• A simple Christmas activity which would take about 20 minutes

“The Gift of the Magi” PowerPoint Presentation

• I show this PowerPoint to my 11th graders, and they are attentive and engaged by the story and the graphics even if it's the day before holiday break.

• This is a PowerPoint presentation of O. Henry's classic Christmas story, "The Gift of the Magi."

• I've placed a paragraph on each slide and adorned the slide with graphics, one relevant to the text and one a Victorian Christmas image appropriate to the era during which the story was written.

• The background is a holiday red and green and the font is a clear, large Tahoma, easily read from the back of the classroom.

• At the end of the story there are about 13 questions about character, theme and allusion (the title).

• This story should be a Christmas tradition and this presentation is a tricky way of having students read or listen to the beautiful tale of love and sacrifice.

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Thank you for your consideration.


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