Christmas is a fun time of year. Most students anxiously await the holidays. Since your students have Christmas on their minds, why not use it to your advantage? Let your kids rotate through these five center activities.
How long will it take to rotate through the centers? That depends on your students. You know them best. Before beginning these activities, decide how long you want your students to spend at each center.
? Set up 5 centers at the beginning of the week and have students rotate through 1 center each day.
? Take two days to complete the centers: Have students rotate through 2 centers one day (because it will take time to explain the centers) and then 3 the next day.
Here's what you get:
p. 2= Introduction/Suggestions
pp.3-21= Centers 1-5 (Directions, handouts, etc.)
p. 22= Rubric
p. 23= Acknowledgments
More Information About Center Activities:
1) Magical Elves-R-Us (Design a new toy.)
2) Story Starter (Each student will finish the story. You may want to place these on a class bulletin board or have a story contest.)
3) Unscramble words related to Christmas.
4) How Many Words Can You Form? (Students will race to see who can form the most words from "Merry Christmas".)
5) Creating an acrostic poem with an illustration
I hope your students love these center activities. Have a wonderful holiday!
Christmas Centers: Grades 4-6 For a "Holly, Jolly" Good Time
by Tonya Davis
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