I don’t like to have any down time in my classroom before the break. Many students think it’s time to shut down and coast until that school bell rings in late December. However, with these FUN activities, they won’t think they’re doing something educational, but they are! (Wink! Wink!)
Use these quick creative thinking activities with your students. You can print them like I do and keep them on a ring for easy access during those few free minutes after finishing a lesson or activity. Or you can put them in a center for students to complete as a short writing activity for those last 12 days before the break.
You could group students and make it a quick game. If you make it a game to last the next 12 days, you could use my product, A Season for “Merry-Mint” A Countdown to Christmas Fun Activities, as a reward for the winners. I let my “winners” choose the daily holiday reward for the whole class to do the following day.
There's even an optional quick internet research activity on one of the days with a link to a kid-friendly research website.
As always, you know your kiddos and you know your style Use them as you see best! I use these with my middle school students, but anyone can use them, from first grade through eighth grade!
Please leave feedback. Let me know how you use these in your classroom.
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