Christmas Activities & Daily Countdown Gifts First Grade | Print & Digital

Linda Kamp
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1st, Homeschool
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Delight your first grade class with these fun and unique Christmas activities and simple student gifts that will keep them engaged and still learning as they count down the last 5 days before Christmas or winter break!

Based on my wildly popular 5 Days Before Summer Break, your class will love this roll down anchor chart and simple daily gifts with matching Christmas activity booklets that include math and ELA activities. Students use the treats to do the tasks!

Have students who don’t celebrate? I’ve included a non-holiday, winter themed version so all students can participate.

This resource now includes digital! I’ve added digital daily activities with moveable “treats" for students to do the tasks virtually!

All activity pages and gift tags are included in both "Christmas break" and "Winter break" terminology. Have students who don’t celebrate Christmas or holidays? I’ve also included a non-holiday, snowman themed version so all students can participate.

Also available in versions for Grade 2-3 and Grade 4.

What’s inside:

Roll down chart with no-prep printable chart parts

Projectable daily chart options to use digitally

25 Activity pages with meaningful math and ELA skill practice in printable and digital versions

Booklet covers with Winter Break and Christmas Break terminology

Student gift tags using both "Christmas" and "Winter" break terminology

Special section with alternative, snowman themed activity pages, chart parts, booklet cover, and gift tags for students who don’t celebrate Christmas or holidays.

10 digital activity slides with moveable "treats" - There are two digital activities for each day.

Here’s How It Works...

Each day during the last week before break, roll down the class chart to reveal the gift of the day. Surprise your students with a fun treat and matching activity pages. Students use the treats to add, subtract, measure and graph. They also use them to write, work with word families, practice sight words, and many other skills listed below. I’ve included 3-4 skill filled pages for each day. Use all or pick and choose the skills you want your students to review. At the end of the 5 days, use the included cover to staple all the pages into a booklet.

No time for fancy? No worries! Skip the chart and the gift tags and copy the activity pages. Pass out the daily treat on a paper towel so students can complete the tasks.


Here’s what happened in my classroom...

T’was the 5 days before Christmas and all through the school

My sugar plums were dancing and testing the rules!

I knew that I needed to reign them all in,

But assessments weren't done, so I thought with a grin,

I’ll surprise them with gifts each day of the week,

I’ll keep it a secret and won’t let them peek!

But not just a gift, I thought with a wink,

I’ll make tasks to go with them so they’ll have to think!

They’ll be reading and writing and having such fun,

That I surely will get my assessments all done!


Literacy Skills included:

Beginning, middle, end

Beginning and ending sounds

Short vowel word families

Long vowel word families with silent e

Rhyming words

Identify and sort vowels and consonants

Read and write sight words

Read and write color words

Story map-title, author, main character

Syllable identification-1 or 2 syllables

Position words- on, under, above

Identifying a fiction or nonfiction text

Short response writing prompts

Math Skills included:

Shape identification

Shape attributes-sides, corners

Ways to make 9

Fact families

Skip counting by 5’s to 50


Making 10

Addition and Subtraction Using a Ten Frame

Nonstandard measurement- adding lengths

Place value- tens and ones

Graphing-bar graph, tally chart

One more/ one less

Ten more/ten less

Please download the preview for details and pictures of everything included.

Happy teaching!

Linda Kamp

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Additional holiday resources for 1st grade:

Holidays Around the World Math Centers

Gingerbread Literacy Unit (Print & Digital)

The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School Class Book & Craft

Gingerbread Man Glyph & Graphing Project

Gingerbread House Lunch Sack Craft

Be sure to check out 5 Days Before Summer Break!

Total Pages
154 pages + Google Slides
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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