Christmas Activities & Daily Countdown Gifts for 5 Days Before Christmas Break

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Delight your students with these fun and unique Christmas activities that will keep them engaged and still learning the last 5 days before Christmas or winter break! Try this roll down countdown chart and simple daily gifts with matching holiday math and ELA activities. Students use the treats to complete the tasks! ** Also available in a K-1 version, (see link below).

Inside you’ll find chart parts to make a countdown 'til Christmas break class chart, easy to make daily student gifts, and matching activity pages with a multitude of skills that students use the gifts to complete. Includes activity pages, booklet cover, and student gift tags using both "Christmas" and "Winter" break terminology as well as a special section with alternative, snowman themed activity pages, chart parts, booklet cover, and gift tags for students who don’t celebrate Christmas or don’t celebrate holidays. (See preview for details) **This set is also available in a Grade K-1 version.** CLICK HERE to see the K-1 version

On the 5 Days Before Christmas Break My Teacher Gave To Me...

Each day during the last 5 days before Christmas or winter break, roll down the class chart to reveal the gift of the day and surprise your students with a new gift and matching activity pages. Students use the gifts to complete the tasks. 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. The file includes chart parts, gift tags, and activity pages for both terms: Christmas Break and Winter Break plus pages to use if you purchase books for your students as holiday gifts and bookmarks with matching activity pages if you do not.

Also included is the sneak-a-peek anchor chart to roll down each day with all the chart parts you need to make your own 5 Days Before Christmas Break (or Winter Break) countdown class chart.

No time for fancy? No worries! Check out the preview for a quick and easy alternative!

Here’s how it all came about....

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!


Skills included in the activity pages:
Nouns, verbs, adjectives
Plural nouns
Possessive nouns
Plural nouns
Comparing with –er and -est
Collective nouns
Base words and endings
Compound words
Long vowel teams
Long and short vowels
Fact and opinion
Hidden words
Story map
Identifying features of a fiction and nonfiction text
Mini-narratives writing prompts
Partitioning shapes and simple fractions
Ways to make 9
Arrays-dividing into equal parts with rows and columns
Skip counting
Fact families
Story problems
Equal groups
Comparing and adding lengths
Place value- tens and ones
Graphing-bar graph, tally chart, line plot
One/ten/hundred more/less

Be sure to download the preview for a closer look at each page.
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Linda Kamp

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