Christmas Fun Bundle (Nine ELA Activities)

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{Christmas Activities; Christmas Language Arts Activities; Christmas ELA Activities}

Why not make December's planning a breeze with this ELA Christmas Fun Bundle? Nine of my popular Christmas activities (involving parts of speech, poetry, creative writing, figurative language, etc.) are included at a greatly reduced rate. Here's what's included:

1. Christmas on Cloud Nine (Literal Idiom Art Activity)

Your students will be "on cloud nine" with this literal idiom art activity.The pages included are:

a. Direction sheet
b. Santa sheet
c. Mrs. Claus sheet
d. Elf sheet
e. Snowman sheet
f. Sample pages
g. Idiom idea sheet- in both color and black/white

The completed activities make a fun 3D bulletin board display!

2. Christmas Creations (Comic Strip Template Set)

Just like my popular Comic Creations, this Christmas version will add some creativity to your classroom this holiday season!

Students LOVE to create their own comic strips and don't consider it "work" (even though they are secretly practicing skills...SHHH!)

Eight different comic strip templates with a Christmas/winter theme are included. Some of the ways you could use comic strips in your classroom are:

a. English/Grammar- Students write comic strips including your requirements (i.e. a certain number of interjections, proper nouns, descriptive adjectives, or whatever you are covering at the moment).

b. Character Education- You might assign a word to a student (such as honesty, optimism, determination, etc. ) and have the student create a comic strip that shows that character trait.

c. If you have certain vocabulary or spelling words of the week, students could create their comic strips using a certain number of those words.

The possibilities are endless! All are in black/white line art, so students can add background scenery and color as well!

3. Christmas Poetry (Writing Activity & Rhyming Couplets)

Your students will love this Christmas rhyming/couplet activity. Even students who find poetry hard to write find it much easier with this activity!

This packet includes:
a. Directions for using the activities in your classroom
b. Rhyming brainstorming activity sheets (both color and black/white)
c. Sample brainstorming pages with rhyming words
d. Christmas couplet writing sheet
e. Christmas couplet sample page
f. Six writing templates for good copies of Christmas couplets

4. Christmas Noun & Adjective Challenge

Students love anything that you call a "challenge," and this certainly is one! This activity is a great way to practice nouns, adjectives, thinking skills, synonyms, vocabulary development, thesaurus usage, dictionary skills, etc. Eight noun grids and eight adjective grids are included.

Different ways you might use this in your classroom are:

a. Individual students complete activity sheets
b. Small groups work together on an activity sheet
c. Races with individuals or small groups
d. Whole class activity (See if we can all work together to complete a chart!)
e. Center activities
f. "I'm Done!" Classroom Time Fillers

5. Christmas Mail (Writing Point of View Postcards)

Your students will LOVE this holiday activity! A student will write a postcard from one "character" to another from the character’s point of view.

You can use these in so many ways in your classroom. They can be used as creative writing lessons, center activities, etc. However, you might add various requirements to incorporate other parts of the curriculum as well. Ideas might be using vocabulary or spelling words, comma rules, similes, metaphors, idioms, alliteration, four types of sentences, etc. The possibilities are endless!

Students will enjoy designing the stamps, making up the addresses, and adding extra decoration as well. The finished products make a fun holiday bulletin board display as well!

There are 25 postcards included. Each one has a "reply" postcard to provide for the option of students working in cooperative pairs. Featured "characters" include: Santa, Elves, Rudolph, Prancer, Toy Soldier, Gingerbread Men, Christmas Trees, Penguin, Polar Bear, and Snowmen.

6. Connecting Christmas Compound Nouns

Students will form fifteen compound nouns (with a holiday theme) by making matches. There are two different methods provided for student matching. I have included one sheet with all the word halves as well as cards that can be cut out and laminated for matching. The words on the cards are also mixed up so that you could have students cut apart their own cards if you wish.

After students make the matches, they write the compound nouns on a sheet provided and then use these nouns in writing.

In middle school, students can do the matching as a fun competition/race between groups, but it can also be done individually or in pairs as well. You could follow it up with a writing activity. You might also incorporate other aspects of the curriculum in the writing as well (such as vocabulary words, figurative language, etc.)

Depending upon your requirements and the way you use the activity, it could easily be adapted for a number of grade levels.

7. Christmas Parts of Speech Memory Game

This set features 20 matches for a total of 40 cards. Parts of speech included are: common noun, proper noun, action verb, linking verb, helping verb, personal pronoun, demonstrative pronoun, reflexive pronoun, descriptive adjective, numeral adjective, article, proper adjective, demonstrative adjective, adverb of time, adverb of manner, adverb of place, adverb of degree, conjunction, interjection, and preposition. If you have not covered all of the parts yet, just remove the cards of choice from the game.

Students can play this memory card game individually or in groups of two or three.

I have included an answer sheet (front and back) in case students are unsure of the underlined part of speech. If students are working with partners, they can check the matches themselves. A third student could also serve as the moderator. The third student would use the answer sheet to verify all matches.

8. December Prompts (40 Writing Prompts/Discussion Starters)

I have also included three different prompt container labels. They work well on plastic containers or even paper bags (as in the cover photo). I love when the bag/container that holds the prompts is visually appealing. Right away, the task at hand seems much more interesting and inviting to students!

You might select one prompt for the whole class to use (whether as a writing topic or discussion starter). You might also have students reach in and choose their own topics. With 40 topics, each student could have his/her own if you wish.

The second format includes all 40 writing prompts on student sheets (four per sheet). These black and white sheets could be distributed to students as writing prompt menus. I have numbered the sheets to make it easier to remember which ones you have used.

Please note: The majority of prompts in this set deal with a Christmas theme. There are two Hanukkah prompts, two Kwanzaa prompts, and a few winter theme prompts as well.

9. Postcards to the North Pole (Writing Quatrain Potery)

Put your students in the holiday spirit with this activity in which they write quatrain poetry on postcards addressed to Santa.

This set includes:

a. Suggestions for use in your classroom

b. Quatrain/Rhyme Scheme Definition Sheet- Introduce students to quatrains and rhyme scheme by using the definition/guide sheet.

c. Twenty different postcards for writing quatrains- Each postcard has one verse of the quatrain completed (except postcard 20 which is blank). Space is provided next to each postcard for rhyming brainstorming.

d. Rhyming word lists for all postcards are provided.

e. "Good copy" of postcard included- Students can write their poems, decorate the postcards, design the stamps, etc. This is my students' favorite part!

This activity would work well as a whole class, individual, partner, or small group activity. It is also perfect for a poetry center! It could easily be adapted to fit different grade levels depending upon the rhyming words included, rhyme scheme involved, and method of completion (whole class vs. individual, etc.)


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Christmas Fun Bundle (Nine ELA Activities)
Christmas Fun Bundle (Nine ELA Activities)
Christmas Fun Bundle (Nine ELA Activities)
Christmas Fun Bundle (Nine ELA Activities)