This Christmas Writing Bundle contains the following writing activities:
Help Wanted: Elves for Santa's Workshop Writing and Craft Activity
Santa is looking for elves to work in the workshop at the North Pole and has placed a Help Wanted Ad in the newspaper. For this activity, students will create an elf and then write a letter to Santa explaining the elf's character traits that would make him/her the perfect elf for the job. The letters and elves make an adorable hallway display for the holidays.
This packet includes:
- Teacher's Notes/Overview
- Help Wanted Ad from Santa
- Elf Characteristics Brainstorming Sheet
- Letter to Santa Planning Sheet
- 2-page letter stationery and 1 page letter stationery
- Step-By-Step Instructions with pictures for making the elves
- Templates to make the elf (copy templates and trace on to construction paper)
Olive, the Red Nose Reindeer Persuasive Writing Project
This activity will allow students to practice their persuasive writing skills by recruiting a new reindeer for Santa! This lesson uses the book, Olive, the Other Reindeer by Vivian Walsh and J. Otto Seibold. This book is about a dog that helps Santa complete his mission of delivering presents.
Students will choose an animal and write a persuasive letter to Santa explaining its adaptations that would be beneficial for him on Christmas Eve.
This activity packet includes:
- Teacher's Notes
- 2 Problem/Solution Graphic organizers
- Animal Brainstorming List
- Letter Planning Sheet
- Stationery for final product
Mrs. Claus's Christmas Cookie Disaster
This activity incorporates sequencing, reading directions, math, and writing. Here is the situation: Mrs. Claus has misplaced her recipe for Santa's favorite Christmas cookies! The reindeer have been trying to help her and have been able to offer information on the details of the recipe. However, no one reindeer can provide all of the information needed.
-read the directions and put them in order (individual and large sequence cards provided)
-use math skills to double the recipe (sheet included)
-write a letter to Mrs. Claus with the ingredients and the steps correctly ordered (plan sheets and final copy stationery provided)
-Answer Key included
To top off this activity, we make these cookies as a class and enjoy them! I think you will find this LOADS of fun!
Wintry Writing Activity
With this activity, students are given a copy of the snowball plan sheet and will choose one of the categories to brainstorm ideas and details. Once he/she is finished, the plan sheet will be passed to another student who will choose a category and brainstorm ideas to go along with the category that has already been filled out. Have students continue passing their papers until each page is full of details. Finally, have students return their papers to the original authors, who will use the details provided to write a wintry story.
This packet includes:
- Teacher directions
- Snowball plan sheet
- Snowman graphic organizer to outline story
- 2 pages for rough draft
- 2 pages for final copy
***These writing activities can be purchased separately from my TPT store. However, by purchasing these writing activities in a bundle, you save more than $4.00.