I LOVE to motivate my students with what they already enjoy. So I decided to make a set of reading comprehension task cards for the movie, "Elf".
Students do NOT have to watch the movie to be able to read the cards and answer the comprehension questions. (It will definitely be more fun for them if they have though!) You could always watch the movie as a class, and then use the task cards as a comprehension activity, or even a little assessment!
Get the kids up and moving! Put up the task cards around your classroom. There are 28 task cards for students to read as they walk around the room. They will record their answers on the recording sheet, which has the questions listed for them. Answer key is included with answers conveniently on one page.
I've also included a fun internet craftivity. Students will generate their own elf name. They will use the description given on the website to fill out an Elf description page. They will also draw themselves on an elf outline. They can use markers and crayons to color it according to the description given. They can also cut out pictures from magazines, use stickers, print pictures from the internet, or use clipart. Last year, this was a fun activity for my students - they loved creating elf names based on their own names. (This website has name generators for other holidays and seasons as well. You'll get a lot of laughs!)
Since this movie is a classic, you can use this file every holiday season!
Merry Christmas! Enjoy the holiday season. As Buddy the Elf would say, “It’s my favorite!”