Celebrate the season with a fun Christmas Sweater Day! (Or Ugly Christmas Sweater Day if you prefer!)
I don’t know about you, but for me, the whole month of Christmas was always a countdown. Countdown to the last day of school before break, Countdown to Christmas Eve, Christmas…also my Birthday! So many things always running through my mind! It’s hard to keep the kiddos engaged when they feeling the exact same way! My team and I always planned some fun days before Christmas because usually (but not always) it wasn’t a full week of school. I am kicking myself that I didn’t come up with this adorable idea while I was still in the classroom!
The idea behind this fun day is that many adults hold Ugly Sweater Parties. Now, you don’t have to call it Ugly Sweater Day, you could simply call it Christmas Sweater Day or even just Sweater Day! Have your students wear their favorite sweater and enjoy a fun project where they design their own sweater!
This packet has a lot of activities and ideas to help make your Sweater Day a lot of fun while also squeezing in some “learning” during one of the most difficult times of year to maintain focus. Hopefully you teach in an environment that recognizes that fun is needed at this time of year!
This is a zipped folder containing two files: a PDF and an editable PowerPoint file.
Inside the PDF you will find:
* What is “Ugly” Christmas Sweater Day!?
* Explanation/Directions for Activities Included
* Parent Note About Sweater Day (sample, editable file inside zipped folder!)
* Design a Sweater Boy Template
* Design a Sweater Girl Template
* Design a Sweater Voting Ballots
* Design a Sweater Awards (in black and white)
* Design a Sweater Awards (in color)
* Color by Code: Addition with sums over 10 (editable file inside zipped folder!)
* Color by Code: Subtraction with differences less than 10 (editable file in download folder!)
* Sweater ABC order and Handwriting
* Making Words with letters in SWEATER
* List of words that can be made with SWEATER for teacher convenience
* Opinion Writing: Santa Sweater vs. Gingerbread Man Sweater
* Opinion Writing: Elf Sweater vs. Christmas Tree Sweater
* Sweater Patterns
* Sweater Word Search
* Sweater Word Search Answer Key
* Favorite Sweater Graph
* Favorite Sweater Tally Chart
* Favorite Sweater Questions and Adding
* Sweater Cards for Matching Game (read directions/ideas for use!)
* Kids in Sweaters Cards for Matching Game (read directions/ideas for use!)
* Sweater Day Writing Papers
* Sweater Day Brag Tags
* Sweater Day Cards for Students (sample, editable file inside zipped folder!)
Inside the Editable PowerPoint you will find:
* Important Printing Information! READ FIRST!
* Editable Christmas Sweater Day Parent Note
* Editable Color By Code Directions
* Editable Color By Code Reindeer Sweater
* Editable Color by Code Snowman Sweater
* Editable Cards for Students Directions
* Editable Cards for Students Front Side (in color)
* Editable Cards for Students Back Side (in color)
* Editable Cards for Students Front Side (in black and white)
* Editable Cards for Students Back Side (in black and white)
**Please look at the preview file which lists and explains everything that is included!