Need a few unique and creative activities for the days around the holidays of Thanksgiving and Christmas? These activities are perfect to use during the winter holidays of Thanksgiving and Christmas. Crazy about Cranberries is the perfect way to fill those days leading up to the holidays when kids have a difficult time staying focused on routine lessons.
You kids will be Crazy About Cranberries with these reading, math and language activities. As the weeks before the holidays get hectic it’s always nice to have a quick and easy ready-to-go activity that’s academically based. This packet will keep your students focused on learning while tying into the holiday theme of cranberries. All your students can be involved, no matter their culture or background.
You can do all the activities in one or two Cranberry Days, do one activity a day along with your other holiday plans, or a few of the activities will work well as centers, or as independent seat work.
The packet includes:
-Two Informational articles; The History of Cranberries and The Cranberry Harvest
-Two Comprehension Checks and Answer Keys for the articles
-One math patterning activity and bird treat to make
-Two easy to make recipes to make for or with your students
-One student created snack recipe
-One sentence writing game
-One Narrative writing topic with writing paper
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